• May
  • 16
  • 2015

Want to add image sharing to social media button? Or having trouble in your code for picture sharing button in iOS application?

Don’t worry!

Here is the steps and code to add picture share button:

Share an image to available social media with UIActivityViewController in iOS


1. Add a button in view controller from your storyboard

2. Create a button method for your share button as follows:

UIButton *shareButton = (UIButton*)sender;
//image from project.
UIImage *imgShare=[UIImage imageNamed:@“star.png"];
NSArray *Items = [NSArray arrayWithObjects: imgShare, nil];
UIActivityViewController *ActivityView =[[UIActivityViewController alloc]initWithActivityItems:Items applicationActivities:nil];

// Exclude following activities.
NSArray *excludedActivities = @[UIActivityTypePrint, UIActivityTypeCopyToPasteboard,UIActivityTypeAssignToContact, UIActivityTypeSaveToCameraRoll,UIActivityTypeAirDrop];
ActivityView.excludedActivityTypes = excludedActivities;
ActivityView.popoverPresentationController.sourceView= shareButton;

[self presentViewController:ActivityView animated:YES completion:nil];

3. Map above method to Touchup inside event of that button

You are done. Enjoy Sharing !!

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Ravi Makhija

Ravi Makhija

A writer, an Entrepreneur. Curious about the internet of everything. Interested in the cutting edge landscape of mobile apps and SAAS products. Blogs for Guru Technolabs - A Mobile App Development Company.

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