There is no way to customize the "New Document" cell of UIDocumentBrowserViewController

Number:rdar://33004019 Date Originated:27-Jun-2017 03:56 PM
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:iOS + SDK Product Version:iOS 11b2
Classification:UI/Usability Reproducible:Always
UIDocumentBrowserViewController shows an inline cell to create a new document. The only way to customize this cell is by specifying a custom tint color, which it picks up. There is however no other way to customize this cell, making it potentially look out-of-place for certain apps. For example if all document previews in an app are landscape, as in our app or e.g. Keynote, the "create new document" cell is still shown in portrait orientation, making it look out of place. Additionally there is no way to customize the icon and/or title of the cell.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the Files app on a device that has Keynote installed
2. go into the Keynote Folder
3. Observe that all document previews are landscape, while the "Create New Document" cell is portrait

Expected Results:
The "Create new document" cell blends in with the rest of the UI and is customizable

Actual Results:
The "Create new document" cell has a fixed appearance, except for the tint color

iOS 11b2

No need for a sample app as it can be reproduced with the built-in Files app


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