I had a need to programmatically select a row in a UITableView. In order to do this, you have to do two things:
let indexPath = IndexPath(row: 0, section: 0) self.tableView.selectRow(at: indexPath, animated: true, scrollPosition: .none) self.tableView.delegate?.tableView!(self.tableView, didSelectRowAt: indexPath)
selectRow highlights the selected row and didSelectRowAt will call didSelectRowAt if you need to perform whatever action you defined.
For example code, see: https://github.com/dougdiego/iOSDemos