How to set device (UI) orientation programmatically?

Would like everything on the screen (UI) to be able to rotate from landscape left to right or vica versa.

How do I go about doing this? Is this private?

I know that

-(BOOL)shouldAutorotateToInterfaceOrientation:(UIInterfaceOrientation)interfaceOrientation {}

lets you say which orientations the UI can be, but is there a way to force only one at a time?

Cheers

Answers


That method is called to determine whether your interface should automatically rotate to a given rotation (i.e letting UIKit do the hard work, rather than you doing it manually).

So if you wanted your app to only work in landscape you'd implement the body of that method with:

return UIInterfaceOrientationIsLandscape(interfaceOrientation);

If you wanted your UI to auto rotate to all orientations you could just return YES;

Is that what you were asking?


In iOS [[UIDevice currentDevice] setDeviceOrientation:UIDeviceOrientationSomeOrientation] method is absent. But we can rotate a view with status bar, for this:

- (void)showAlbum {
    // check current orientation
    if ([[UIApplication sharedApplication] statusBarOrientation] != UIInterfaceOrientationLandscapeLeft) {
        // no, the orientation is wrong, we must rotate the UI
        self.navigationController.view.userInteractionEnabled = NO;
        [UIView beginAnimations:@"newAlbum" context:NULL];
        [UIView setAnimationDelegate:self];
        // when rotation is done, we can add new views, because UI orientation is OK
        [UIView setAnimationDidStopSelector:@selector(addAlbum)];
        // setup status bar
        [[UIApplication sharedApplication] setStatusBarOrientation:UIInterfaceOrientationLandscapeLeft  animated:NO];
        // rotate main view, in this sample the view of navigation controller is the root view in main window
        [self.navigationController.view setTransform: CGAffineTransformMakeRotation(M_PI / 2)];
        // set size of view
        [self.navigationController.view setFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, 748, 1024)];
        [UIView commitAnimations];
    } else {
        [self addAlbum];
    }

}

I've had success with this:

 if (self.interfaceOrientation != UIInterfaceOrientationPortrait) {
    // http://stackoverflow.com/questions/181780/is-there-a-documented-way-to-set-the-iphone-orientation
    // http://openradar.appspot.com/radar?id=697
    // [[UIDevice currentDevice] setOrientation:UIInterfaceOrientationPortrait]; // Using the following code to get around apple's static analysis...
    [[UIDevice currentDevice] performSelector:NSSelectorFromString(@"setOrientation:") withObject:(id)UIInterfaceOrientationPortrait];
}

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