Custom UITableViewCell for iOS that supports multiple row selection
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CRMultiRowSelect is a custom UITableViewCell for iOS that supports multiple row selection in a UITableViewController.

Customize the color you want in just one line of code.

Everything is drawn with CoreGraphics NO IMAGES, so it supports Retina Display and looks beauty.

Demo screenshot

Customizable mark colors:

Marks screenshot

How To Use

  • Add CRTableViewCell.m and CRTableViewCell.h files to your XCode Project
  • In your UITableViewController.h add your 'selected marks' NSMutableArray:
@interface YourTableViewController : UITableViewController
    NSArray *dataSource;
    NSMutableArray *selectedMarks; // You need probably to save the selected cells for use in the future.
  • Customize your cellForRowAtIndexPath method implementation:
- (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
    static NSString *CRTableViewCellIdentifier = @"cellIdentifier";

    // init the CRTableViewCell
    CRTableViewCell *cell = (CRTableViewCell *)[tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:CRTableViewCellIdentifier];

    if (cell == nil) {
        cell = [[CRTableViewCell alloc] initWithStyle:UITableViewCellStyleDefault reuseIdentifier:CRTableViewCellIdentifier];

    // Check if the cell is currently selected (marked)
    NSString *text = [dataSource objectAtIndex:[indexPath row]];
    cell.isSelected = [selectedMarks containsObject:text] ? YES : NO;
    cell.textLabel.text = text;

    return cell;
  • Customize your didSelectRowAtIndexPath method implementation:
 - (void)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView didSelectRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
    NSString *text = [dataSource objectAtIndex:[indexPath row]];

    if ([selectedMarks containsObject:text])// Is selected?
        [selectedMarks removeObject:text];
        [selectedMarks addObject:text];

    [tableView reloadRowsAtIndexPaths:[NSArray arrayWithObject:indexPath] withRowAnimation:UITableViewRowAnimationAutomatic];
  • You can customize the mark color using a HEX color, just change this line in the CRTableViewCell.m file
#define kMarkColor                  kBlueColor // or your HEX color, example: 0xfff000
  • Optionally you can get the selected cells using your previous declared NSMutableArray (example):
- (void)done:(id)sender
    NSLog(@"%@", selectedMarks);
  • Also, you can refer to the Demo Example in the CRTableViewController.m file


  • Xcode 4.3 or higher
  • LLVM compiler
  • iOS 4.3 or higher
  • CoreGraphics Framework
  • ARC


Copyright 2012 Christian H. Roman Mendoza / Daniel Rueda Jimenez

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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Thanks for the support: Daniel Rueda Xtr3m0