Jumping tabs

December 8th, 2010

"How do you move from one tab to another programmatically?"

This is a question that always seems to crop up and it turns out the answer to that question is a single line of code:

self.tabBarController.selectedIndex = 6;

Changing the selectedIndex value on a UITabBarController will cause it to open the tab at that index. 6 in this case refers to the order of the tab, starting from 0 for the left most tab.

Another useful operation is the return the present tab back to its root controller:

[self.navigationController popToRootViewControllerAnimated:NO];

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