Cancel button is not shown in UISearchBar

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iOS7 does not show the cancel button when added to a navigation bar.You can put searchbar in another view like this.

UISearchBar *searchBar = [UISearchBar new];
searchBar.showsCancelButton = YES;
[searchBar sizeToFit];
UIView *viewForSearchBar = [[UIView alloc]initWithFrame:searchBar.bounds];
[viewForSearchBar addSubview:searchBar];
self.navigationItem.titleView = viewForSearchBar;

I had the same problem, on iPhone the search cancel was shown well, but on iPad it didn’t.

The workaround of wrapping the UISearchBar in another UIView didn’t work well for me since it had different appearance and wrong width on rotation.

My solution is a simple one – use search WITHOUT cancel, and add cancel as a UIBarButtonItem.

Try this. Add a checkmark for shows cancel button.

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Swift version :-

I tried the @Nikita Khandelwal method, but still it doesn’t fit for ipad view. Here is the swift code, which was given as corrected answer :-

let searchBar: UISearchBar = UISearchBar()
searchBar.showCancelButton = true
searchBar.placeholder = "Search Your Job Title"
searchBar.fitToSize()
searchBar.delegate = self //do not need if you delegate searchBar
let viewForSearchBar: UIView = UIView(frame: searchBar.bounds)
viewForSearchBar.addSubview(searchBar)
self.navigationItem.titleView = viewForSearchBar

********* But There is another way to set cancel button correctly and fit for the view :-

  1. Set search bar as the Navigation bar title view :-

    let searchBar: UISearchBar = UISearchBar()
    searchBar.showCancelButton = true
    searchBar.placeholder = "Search Your Job Title"
    searchBar.delegate = self //do not need if you delegate searchBar
    self.navigationItem.titleView = searchBar
    
  2. Drag and drop Bar button to the right side of the view controller & name it as Cancel.

  3. Then connect that button to this function :-

    @IBAction func iPadCancelButton(sender: AnyObject) {
           UIApplication.sharedApplication().sendAction("resignFirstResponder", to:nil, from:nil, forEvent:nil)
          self.dismissViewControllerAnimated(true, completion: nil)
    }