How to create Pulse style scrolling with a Horizontal UITableView (Including Bounce!!)

Alright, this is actually really simple.

You would think this would work

Create your main UITableView – then in each cell create another UITableView and apply a transform of 90° and you’re good.  But UITableView’s don’t work like that – you end up losing bouncing horizontally on your internal UITableView’s and there is seemingly no solution, but it’s easy.

Wrap your Cell’s UITableView in a UIScrollView. – [scrollView addSubview:tableView]

Bouncing will work now.  (I use EasyTableView – https://github.com/alekseyn/EasyTableView)

  1. Andy Shephard

    Brandon, I can’t thank you enough for your solution. I’ve been spending quite some time trying to think of solutions (bounds editing, adding additional blank cells either side of the table).

    Finally, I can move onto other parts of my project now!

    Thanks again,

  2. Thomas Rued

    Hi Brandon,

    Thanks for the tip!

    However to make the bounce work with my code I had to explicitly enable bounces on both the scrollview and the tableview.
    Thought it could be worth mentioning for other readers! 🙂


    self.scrollView = [[UIScrollView alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 19, 320, 100)];
    self.scrollView.contentSize = CGSizeMake(320, 100);
    self.scrollView.bounces = YES;
    self.scrollView.alwaysBounceHorizontal = YES;
    [self addSubview:self.scrollView];
    self.horizontalTableView = [[UITableView alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, 100, 320)];
    self.horizontalTableView.bounces = YES;
    self.horizontalTableView.alwaysBounceVertical = YES;
    self.horizontalTableView.transform = CGAffineTransformMakeRotation(-M_PI * 0.5);

  3. Vuk Nikolić

    Wow, thanks, I’ve been looking for a solution for this problem.
    I can believe that it was so easy. Thanks 🙂

  4. IanFan

    Just love it, thank you so much!
    Simple way and the Best solution.

  5. admin

    You’re welcome!

  6. Alex

    mmm.. unable to make it work…
    My first UITableView displays a subclass of UItableViewCells – call it cellA –

    CellA, subclass of UITableViewCell, have a UITableView, call it TB, as a property, displaying cellB. TB is added as a subview of CellA instances: [cellA addSubView:self.TB]

    the UIscrollview, should wrap:
    TB or CellA ? should the scrollview content be the size of TB height ?
    is there any advice you could share ?
    thanks in advance !

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