Arun Stephens

Modal view controllers and recursion causing stack overflow

Ironically, it was this post at Stack Overflow that helped me solve this problem! There appears to be a bug (either in the iPhone SDK or my understanding of it) that if you dismiss a modal view controller with animation using UINavigationController’s dismissModalViewControllerAnimated, it will cause some sort of weird recursion that causes a stack overflow (over 4000 frames were in the stack when it crashed, and it took a split second for it to fill up in the Simulator) if you then want to display the modal view controller again using presentModalViewController. Read more →