BNRAppDelegate.m error

This line of code is ‘failing’ my initial build of the iOS application:

[self.taskTable registerClass:[UITableViewCell class] forCellResuseIdentifier:@"Cell"];

The error thrown is "No visible @interface for ‘UITableView’ declares the selector ‘registerClass:forCellReuseIdentifier:’

I’m using XCode 6.1.1, and I downloaded, installed the missing template from GitHub.


// BNRAppDelegate.m
// iTahDoodle2
// Created by keith robideau on 2/15/15.
// Copyright © 2015 Big Nerd Ranch. All rights reserved.

#import “BNRAppDelegate.h”

@interface BNRAppDelegate ()


@implementation BNRAppDelegate

#pragma mark - Application delegate callbacks

  • (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions

//Create an empty array to get us started
self.tasks = [NSMutableArray array];

// Create and configure the UIWindow instance
// A CGRect is a struct with an origin (x,y) and a size (width, height)
CGRect winFrame = [[UIScreen mainScreen] bounds];
UIWindow *theWindow = [[UIWindow alloc] initWithFrame];
self.window = theWindow;

// Define the frame rectangles of the three UI elements
// CGRectMake() creates a CGRect from (x, y, width, height)
CGRect tableFrame = CGRectMake(0, 80, winFrame.size.width, winFrame.size.height - 100);

CGRect fieldFrame = CGRectMake(20, 40, 200, 31);
CGRect buttonFrame = CGRectMake(228, 40, 72, 31);

// Create and configure the UITableView Instance
self.taskTable = [[UITableView alloc] initWithFrame:tableFrame style:UITableViewStylePlain];
self.taskTable.separatorStyle = UITableViewCellSeparatorStyleNone;

// Make the BNRAppDelegate the table view's datasource
self.taskTable.dataSource = self;

// Tell the table view which class to instantiate whenever it needs to create a new cell
[self.taskTable registerClass:[UITableViewCell class]

// Create and configure the UITextField instance where new tasks will be entered
self.taskField = [[UITextField alloc] initWithFrame:fieldFrame];
self.taskField.borderStyle = UITextBorderStyleRoundedRect;
self.taskField.placeholder = @"Type a task, tap Insert";

//Create and configure the UIButton instance
self.insertButton = [UIButton buttonWithType:UIButtonTypeRoundedRect];
self.insertButton.frame = buttonFrame;

// Give the button a title
[self.insertButton setTitle:@"Insert"

// Set the target and action for the Insert button
[self.insertButton addTarget:self

// Add our three UI elements to the window
[self.window addSubview:self.taskTable];
[self.window addSubview:self.taskField];
[self.window addSubview:self.insertButton];

// Finalize the window and put it on the screen
self.window.backgroundColor = [UIColor whiteColor];
[self.window makeKeyAndVisible];

return YES;


  • (void)applicationWillResignActive:(UIApplication *)application {
    // Sent when the application is about to move from active to inactive state. This can occur for certain types of temporary interruptions (such as an incoming phone call or SMS message) or when the user quits the application and it begins the transition to the background state.
    // Use this method to pause ongoing tasks, disable timers, and throttle down OpenGL ES frame rates. Games should use this method to pause the game.

  • (void)applicationDidEnterBackground:(UIApplication *)application {
    // Use this method to release shared resources, save user data, invalidate timers, and store enough application state information to restore your application to its current state in case it is terminated later.
    // If your application supports background execution, this method is called instead of applicationWillTerminate: when the user quits.

  • (void)applicationWillEnterForeground:(UIApplication *)application {
    // Called as part of the transition from the background to the inactive state; here you can undo many of the changes made on entering the background.

  • (void)applicationDidBecomeActive:(UIApplication *)application {
    // Restart any tasks that were paused (or not yet started) while the application was inactive. If the application was previously in the background, optionally refresh the user interface.

  • (void)applicationWillTerminate:(UIApplication *)application {
    // Called when the application is about to terminate. Save data if appropriate. See also applicationDidEnterBackground:.

#pragma mark - Actions

  • (void)addTask:(id)sender
    // Get the task
    NSString *text = [self.taskField text];

    // Quit here if taskField is empty
    if ([text length] == 0) {

    // Add id to the working array
    [self.tasks addObject:text];

    // Refresh the table so that the new item shows up
    [self.taskTable reloadData];

    // Clear out the text field
    [self.taskField setText:@""];

    // Dismiss the keyboard
    [self.taskField resignFirstResponder];

#pragma mark - Table View Management

-(NSInteger)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView
// Because this table view only has one section, the number of rows in it is equal to the number of items in the task array
return [self.tasks count];

  • (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView
    cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath

//To improve performance, this method first checks for an existing cell object that we can reuse. If there isn’t one, then a new cell is created.
UITableViewCell *c = [self.taskTable dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:@“Cell”];

//Then we (re)configure the cell based on the model object, in this case the tasks array
NSString *item = [self.tasks objectAtIndex:indexPath.row];
c.textLabel.text = item;

//...and hand the properly configured cell back to the table view
return c;



Only a spelling error. forCellResuseIdentifier should be forCellReuseIdentifier