Provide a public way to detect the first responder
||Date Originated:||15-Apr-2015 10:37 AM|
This is a duplicate of rdar://20549403
In UIKit, unlike AppKit on the Mac, there’s currently no public way to detect the current first responder. Developers therefore need to resort to workarounds like http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5029267/is-there-any-way-of-asking-an-ios-view-which-of-its-children-has-first-responder/14135456#14135456.
AppKit already provides -[NSWindow firstResponder] https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Cocoa/Reference/ApplicationKit/Classes/NSWindow_Class/#//apple_ref/occ/instm/NSWindow/firstResponder, and I would like to request that an equivalent method is added to the public iOS API as well.
A public first responder API is still missing as of iOS 8.3.
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