Removing Swipe Gesture in UICollectionView

Removing Swipe Gesture in UICollectionView

UICollectionView is a powerful UI component used to display collections of items. It provides a lot of customization options and is widely used in many iOS applications. One of the customization options is to add swipe gestures to allow users to interact with the items in the collection view. However, in some cases, you may want to disable these swipe gestures. In this blog post, we will show you how to remove swipe gestures from a UICollectionView.

The UICollectionView class provides a gestureRecognizers property, which contains an array of gesture recognizers attached to the collection view. To remove a swipe gesture, we need to loop through this array, check if the gesture is a UIPanGestureRecognizer, and remove it.

Here’s an example of how to do this in an extension of the UICollectionView class:

extension UICollectionView {
    func smRemoveSwipeGesture() {
        for gesture in self.gestureRecognizers ?? [] {
            if let swipeGesture = gesture as? UIPanGestureRecognizer {

In the code above, we define an extension to the UICollectionView class. The extension contains a method called smRemoveSwipeGesture that loops through the gesture recognizers array and removes any UIPanGestureRecognizer found.

To use this method, simply call it on an instance of the UICollectionView you want to remove the swipe gestures from. For example:

let collectionView = UICollectionView(frame: .zero, collectionViewLayout: UICollectionViewFlowLayout())

That’s it! With this simple extension, you can now easily remove swipe gestures from a UICollectionView.

In conclusion, removing swipe gestures from a UICollectionView can be done easily by looping through the gesture recognizers array and removing any instances of the UIPanGestureRecognizer. With the extension provided in this blog post, you can make this process even easier and more convenient.


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