Storyboard navigation controller and tab bar controller

I am trying to get the following setup in Storyboard.

Where I have a table view in the beginning, and when I tap a cell it needs to transition to the tab bar controller, which works. But now I want a title and an extra navigation bar button in the the 2 most right controllers.

But I can't seem to drag a button to there or when setting the title, nothing shows up. How can I achieve this setup in storyboard?


Updated question, based on answer below.

When I have this new setup (thus with an extra navigation controller in between) I can set the title in the storyboard, but when running the app, the added title is not shown.

edit: I have uploaded a xcode project with exactly that setup. Perhaps it can come in handy.


For changing the UINavigationBar title (with no need to create 2 other UINavigationController) you can just use

[self.parentViewController.navigationItem setTitle:@"Title"];

and for adding the right button use

self.parentViewController.navigationItem.rightBarButtonItem = [[UIBarButtonItem alloc] initWithBarButtonSystemItem:UIBarButtonSystemItemDone target:self action:@selector(myRightButton)];

on viewDidLoad method for each UIViewController referenced from your UITabBarController.

If you want to work with "navigation structures" inside your UIViewController from TabItems so you could edit your BUFViewController.m to that:

#import "BUFViewController.h"

@interface BUFViewController ()


@implementation BUFViewController

- (void)viewDidLoad
    [super viewDidLoad];
    // Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.
    [self.parentViewController.navigationController setNavigationBarHidden:YES];
    self.navigationItem.leftBarButtonItem = [[UIBarButtonItem alloc] initWithBarButtonSystemItem:UIBarButtonSystemItemDone target:self action:@selector(done)];

    [self.parentViewController.navigationController popToRootViewControllerAnimated:YES];

- (void)didReceiveMemoryWarning
    [super didReceiveMemoryWarning];
    // Dispose of any resources that can be recreated.


You have to think as your UITabBarController is inside your parent NavigationController, so you want to hide the parent UINavigationBar and show yours. After that, you'll be able to back to your table using popToRootViewControllerAnimated: on the parent's UINavigationController.

Hope that helps :)

Just in case anyone was looking for a swift approach:

tabBarController?.title = "Your Title"
tabBarController?.navigationItem.rightBarButtonItem = UIBarButtonItem(title: "Right Button Title", style: UIBarButtonItemStyle.Plain, target: self, action: "rightButtonFunction")

The code is best placed in viewDidAppear or viewWillAppear so the title and button change as the different tabs are pressed.

You also wouldn't need the extra navigation controllers with this approach.

I looked at your test app, and I do see the title, very faintly, under the navigation bar. You can see both navigation bars if you select the tab bar controller, and uncheck the "Under Top Bars" box. However, this gives you a weird shadow on the navigation bar. I don't know if there's an easy way to fix this, but I don't think this UI with two navigation bars looks good any way. You might want to eliminate the initial navigation controller, and use a modal segue to present the tab bar controller instead. You could add a bar button item to the navigation controllers you still would have to do the dismissal of the modal view controller.

You need to replace those view controllers with UINavigationViewControllers.

Delete the right two view controllers.

Drag drop 2 UINavigationViewControllers onto the storyboard and position them how you want.

Then, you need to hook those new navigation view controllers to the tab bar controller. Ctrl click and drag from the tab bar controller to the navigation controllers. Select "view controllers" from the "Relationship Segue" section of the menu that pops up. Do this for both navigation controllers.

- (void)prepareForSegue:(UIStoryboardSegue *)segue sender:(id)sender
    if ([segue.identifier isEqualToString:@"Overview_Register"])
        WDRegisterViewController *obj=(WDRegisterViewController *)[segue destinationViewController];
        obj.str_Title=@"Edit Profile";

            [self performSegueWithIdentifier:@"Overview_Measure" sender:nil];

    UIStoryboard *sb = [UIStoryboard storyboardWithName:@"Main" bundle:nil];
    WDPeekViewController *Peek = (WDPeekViewController *)[sb instantiateViewControllerWithIdentifier:@"WDPeekViewController"];
 [self.navigationController pushViewController:tabBarController animated:YES];

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