View Full Version : Showing text in selected row in NSTableView as white

Aug 31, 2010, 07:08 AM
Hi all,

In my application I have taken a table view and displaying some NSString objects within it. User can also edit any row within it.

When I do not change color of NSTextFieldCell in NSTableColumn in IB, it shows default display property of table view ie. when a row is selected, text of selected row starts appearing white, but when I change it to some other color, say blue, then it starts appearing like this:


To resolve this problem I tried to set text color of cell in selected row as white in table delegate method: tableView:willDisplayCell:forTableColumn:row:, but it caused another problem- text remained white when edited, thus it became difficult for user to identify text entered:


Can anyone suggest me some suitable solution to resolve it?



Aug 31, 2010, 12:14 PM
You probably need to write a custom NSTextFieldCell that draws the text directly based on whether it has a selection or not.

See -[NSCell drawWithFrame:inView:]