MTBlockTableView 0.0.1

MTBlockTableView 0.0.1

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License BSD
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

Maintained by Adam Kirk.

  • By
  • Parker Wightman

An iOS Table View that uses block-based delegation instead of protocols. Try it, we dare you.


  1. Preferred way is CocoaPods, just add pod 'MTBlockTableView' to your Podfile.
  2. Copy MTBlockTableView.h and MTBlockTableView.m into your project from the MTBlockTableView target


MTBlockTableView is an experimental, drop-in replacement for UITableView which uses blocks for all protocol methods:

- (void)viewDidLoad
    [super viewDidLoad];

    [_tableView setNumberOfRowsInSectionBlock:^NSInteger(UITableView *tableView, NSInteger section) {
        return 10;

    [_tableView setCellForRowAtIndexPathBlock:^UITableViewCell *(UITableView *tableView, NSIndexPath *indexPath) {
        UITableViewCell *cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:@"Cell"];

        cell.textLabel.text = [@(indexPath.row) stringValue];

        return cell;


The motivation for this library is a proof-of-concept that delegation through protocols could be replaced by delegation through blocks, and in many circumstances would be much move expressive and convenient for programmers. See this blog post for more thorough examples.