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How to find previous frontmost application in macOS

Issue #900 Listen to didActivateApplicationNotification and check that it is not our app NSWorkspace.shared.notificationCenter .publisher(for: NSWorkspace.didActivateApplicationNotification) .sink(receiveValue: { [weak self] note in guard let app = note.userInfo?[NSWorkspace.applicationUserInfoKey] as? NSRunningApplication, app.bundleIdentifier != Bundle.main.bundleIdentifier else { return } self?.frontMostApp = app }) .store(in: &bag)

August 2, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

How to show view below title bar for macOS in SwiftUi

Issue #899 Use NSTitlebarAccessoryViewController var titleBarAccessoryVC: NSTitlebarAccessoryViewController { let vc = NSTitlebarAccessoryViewController() let view = HStack { Spacer() Button { } label: { Text("Save") } .buttonStyle(.borderedProminent) .controlSize(.large) } .padding(.horizontal) vc.view = NSHostingView(rootView: view) return vc } let window: NSWindow = ... window.addTitlebarAccessoryViewController(titleBarAccessoryVC)

July 30, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

How to drag using DragGesture in SwiftUI

Issue #898 Change element position using either offset or position, and use DragGesture Use GestureState to store the updating startDragLocation to keep the start location when drag begins, so we can add translation struct MoveModifier: ViewModifier { @Binding var position: CGPoint @GestureState private var startLocation: CGPoint? func body(content: Content) -> some View { content .gesture(gesture) } private var gesture: some Gesture { DragGesture() .onChanged { value in var position = startLocation ?...

July 28, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

How to handle slow large dataset Picker when dragging in SwiftUI

Issue #897 During continuous events like dragging or TextField typing, and we have a Picker onscreen with large data set, it will slow down main thread. One option is to explicitly conform that view to Equatable struct FontPicker: View, Equatable { @Binding var fontFamily: String var body: some View { Picker("", selection: $fontFamily) { ForEach(NSFontManager.shared.availableFontFamilies, id: \.self) { family in Text(family) .tag(family) } } } static func == (l: FontPicker, r: FontPicker) -> Bool { l....

July 28, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

How to pass FocusState binding in SwiftUI

Issue #896 Use underscore _focus we get access to underlying FocusState object, but underscore _ is private to a View hence can’t be used in extension If we want to pass FocusState to another View or in extension, we can pass its Binding enum FocusElement: Hashable { case name case email } struct ParentView: View { @FocusState var focus: FocusElement? var body: some View { ChildView1(focus: _focus) ChildView2(focus: $focus) } } struct ChildView1: View { @FocusState var focus: FocusElement?...

July 28, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

How to move reversed List in SwiftUI

Issue #895 Apply .move on reversed array List(selection: $viewModel.selectedBook) { ForEach(viewModel.books.reversed()) { book in BookCell(book: book) } .onMove { source, dest in var reversed = Array(viewModel.books.reversed()) reversed.move(fromOffsets: source, toOffset: dest) viewModel.books = reversed.reversed() } }

July 25, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

How to set popoverPresentationController sourceView in SwiftUI

Issue #894 Use a UIView as source view and set it in background class ViewModel { lazy var sourceView = UIView() } struct SourceView: UIViewRepresentable { let viewModel: ViewModel func makeUIView(context: Context) -> UIView { viewModel.sourceView } func updateUIView(_ uiView: UIView, context: Context) {} } Button(action: { onShowAlert(viewModel.sourceView) }) { Image(systemName: "bookmark") } .background(SourceView(viewModel: viewModel)) let alertController = UIAlertController(title: nil, message: nil, preferredStyle: .actionSheet) alertController.popoverPresentationController?.sourceView = viewModel.sourceView

July 8, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

Essential WWDC sample codes

Issue #892 WWDC21 Building a Great Mac App with SwiftUI Add Rich Graphics to Your SwiftUI App

June 10, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

My favorite WWDC videos

Issue #891 WWDC18 Designing Fluid Interfaces Testing Tips & Tricks WWDC22 The craft of SwiftUI API design: Progressive disclosure Writing for interfaces Read more https://onmyway133.com/posts/favorite-wwdc-2017-sessions/ https://onmyway133.com/posts/favorite-wwdc-2018-sessions/ https://onmyway133.com/posts/favorite-wwdc-2019-sessions/ https://www.hackingwithswift.com/articles/239/wwdc21-wrap-up-and-recommended-talks https://www.hackingwithswift.com/articles/190/the-best-wwdc-videos-of-all-time

June 10, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

WWDC swiftui-lounge

Issue #890 In WWDC21, WWDC22 Apple provide a Slack channel https://wwdc22.slack.com/ for people to interact with Apple engineers in digital lounges. Here I note down some interesting Q&As WWDC22 What’s the difference between a custom ViewModifier vs View extension Q: What’s the difference between a custom ViewModifier (without DynamicProperty) that uses some built-in modifiers in body(content:), and a custom View extension func that just use those built-in modifiers? Similarly, what’s the difference between a custom ViewModifier with some DynamicProperty and a custom View with some DynamicProperty (also has a @ViewBuilder content property to receive content to modify) ?...

June 10, 2022 · 32 min · Khoa Pham

What's new in SwiftUI iOS 16 at WWDC22

Issue #889 What’s new in SwiftUI New EnvironmentValues TextField inside Alert List uses UICollectionView See gist https://gist.github.com/onmyway133/fc08111964984ef544a176a6e9806c18 ButtonStyle composition Section("Hashtags") { VStack(alignment: .leading) { HStack { Toggle("#Swiftastic", isOn: $swiftastic) Toggle("#WWParty", isOn: $wwdcParty) } HStack { Toggle("#OffTheCharts", isOn: $offTheCharts) Toggle("#OneMoreThing", isOn: $oneMoreThing) } } .toggleStyle(.button) .buttonStyle(.bordered) } Customize Charts struct MonthlySalesChart: View { var body: some View { Chart(data, id: \.month) { BarMark( x: .value("Month", $0.month, unit: .month), y: .value("Sales", $0.sales) ) } ....

June 9, 2022 · 5 min · Khoa Pham

How to use any vs some in Swift

Issue #888 Embrace Swift generics This generic pattern is really common, so there’s a simpler way to express it. Instead of writing a type parameter explicitly, we can express this abstract type in terms of the protocol conformance by writing “some Animal”. The “some” in “some Animal” indicates that there is a specific type that you’re working with. func feed<A>(animal: A) where A: Animal {} func feed(animal: some Animal) An abstract type that represents a placeholder for a specific concrete type is called an opaque type....

June 8, 2022 · 5 min · Khoa Pham

How to use Swift

Issue #887 What’s new https://www.whatsnewinswift.com https://www.hackingwithswift.com/articles/249/whats-new-in-swift-5-7 https://www.hackingwithswift.com/articles/247/whats-new-in-swift-5-6

June 7, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

How to use SwiftUI

Issue #886 SwiftUI iOS 16 https://bigmountainstudio.github.io/What-is-new-in-SwiftUI/ https://swiftwithmajid.com/2022/06/07/what-is-new-in-swiftui-after-wwdc22/ https://www.hackingwithswift.com/articles/250/whats-new-in-swiftui-for-ios-16 SwiftUI https://www.hackingwithswift.com/articles/235/whats-new-in-swiftui-for-ios-15 https://www.hackingwithswift.com/articles/221/whats-new-in-swiftui-for-ios-14 https://talk.objc.io/collections/swiftui-layout-explained SwiftUI practices 8 Common SwiftUI Mistakes – and how to fix them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkcKTJhDyLs 5 Steps to Better SwiftUI Views https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC3X4FoielU SwiftUI tips and tricks https://www.hackingwithswift.com/quick-start/swiftui/swiftui-tips-and-tricks SwiftUI Tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2e1Z9enFHo Tips thread https://twitter.com/twostraws/status/1465801488920465414?s=20 Quick Friday tips https://twitter.com/search?src=typed_query&q=%22Quick%20Friday%20tip%22%20(from%3Ascottsmithdev Reference https://github.com/onmyway133/awesome-swiftui https://swiftontap.com/

June 7, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

How to convert NSImage to PNG Data

Issue #885 Create NSBitmapImageRep with preferred size and draw NSImage onto that. Need to construct NSBitmapImageRep specifically instead of using convenient initializers like NSBitmapImageRep(data:), NSBitmapImageRep(cgImage:) to avoid device dependant resolution issue. extension NSImage { func pngData( size: CGSize, imageInterpolation: NSImageInterpolation = .high ) -> Data? { guard let bitmap = NSBitmapImageRep( bitmapDataPlanes: nil, pixelsWide: Int(size.width), pixelsHigh: Int(size.height), bitsPerSample: 8, samplesPerPixel: 4, hasAlpha: true, isPlanar: false, colorSpaceName: .deviceRGB, bitmapFormat: [], bytesPerRow: 0, bitsPerPixel: 0 ) else { return nil } bitmap....

June 6, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

How to get notification userInfo at launch

Issue #884 When user taps on push notification, depending on app state SceneDelegate Checking UIScene.ConnectionOptions.notificationResponse?.notification.request.content.userInfo in scene(_:willConnectTo:options:) app terminated: sometimes nil app in background: notification info UNUserNotificationCenter Checking UNNotificationResponse.notification.request.content.userInfo in userNotificationCenter(_:didReceive:withCompletionHandler:) app terminated: notification info app in background: notification info

June 1, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

How SwiftUI works

Issue #883 Read more https://www.objc.io/blog/2020/11/10/hstacks-child-ordering/ https://talk.objc.io/collections/swiftui-layout-explained https://rensbr.eu/blog/swiftui-escaping-closures/ https://rensbr.eu/blog/swiftui-render-loop/ https://movingparts.io/variadic-views-in-swiftui

May 31, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

How to use popover in SwiftUI

Issue #882 In SwiftUI, .popover shows as popover on Mac and iPad, but as .sheet on iPhone (compact size class) We can use minWidth, minHeight to specify sizes on Mac and iPad. On iPhone, we can check and wrap it inside NavigationView. Setting navigationTitle without being embedded in NavigationView has not effect `` .popover(isPresented: $showsEdit) { EditSnippetView( snippet: snippet ) .frame(minWidth: 300, alignment: .topLeading) .navigationTitle("Tags") .modifier( EmbedInNavigationModifier() ) }

May 29, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

How to select in List in SwiftUI

Issue #881 Specify optional value for List(selection:). This keeps selection on macOS, but not on iPad. On iPad each row in the List needs to be NavigationLink, no need for .tag. The selection is not updated, need to manually update with onTapGesture For List selection to work, make sure selection binding type matches. Preferablly using ID than Self Need to specify id in ForEach for List to infer tag. Otherwise, need to specify tag for cell struct Sidebaer: View { class ViewModel: ObservableObject { @Published var group: BookGroup?...

May 27, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham

How to use native SSL Pinning

Issue #880 From iOS 14, we can do Identity Pinning: How to configure server certificates for your app right from Info.plist <key>NSAppTransportSecurity</key> <dict> <key>NSPinnedDomains</key> <dict> <key>awesome.apps.example.com</key> <dict> <key>NSIncludesSubdomains</key> <true/> <key>NSPinnedCAIdentities</key> <array> <dict> <key>SPKI-SHA256-BASE64</key> <string>12312312312xasdas123asdasdasdasdsad</string> </dict> </array> </dict> </dict> </dict> There are a few drawbacks The subdomains works for multiple part host as well, as long as it is 1 subdomain level Need to duplicate values in each Info.plist Need to duplicate values if the host differs Can’t use User Defined Settings variables in localized Info....

May 23, 2022 · 1 min · Khoa Pham