UIButtonTypeInfoLight masquerading as a UIBarButtonItem

Just in case you were wondering how to use a UIButtonTypeInfoLight (or UIButtonTypeInfoDark) as a UINavigationItem (a la UIBarButtonItem), here is what I threw together. Put this code in your view controller’s viewDidLoad method:

UIButton *button1 = [UIButton buttonWithType:UIButtonTypeInfoLight];
button1.frame = CGRectMake(0.0f, 0.0f, 40.0f, 32.0f);
[button1 addTarget:self action:@selector(aboutButtonPressed:) forControlEvents:UIControlEventTouchUpInside];
UIBarButtonItem *aboutButton = [[UIBarButtonItem alloc] initWithCustomView:button1];
self.navigationItem.leftBarButtonItem = aboutButton;
[aboutButton release];

Adjust the frame to your taste, and supply the aboutButtonPressed method with an (id)sender parameter, and you are good to go.

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