How to make SwiftUI widget in iOS

Issue #906 Read more What is the purpose of getSnapshot method from WidgetKit

October 30, 2022 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to use actor in Swift concurrency

Issue #905 Protect mutable state with Swift actors Actor reentrancy Imagine we have two different concurrent tasks trying to fetch the same image at the same time. The first sees that there is no cache entry, proceeds to start downloading the image from the server, and then gets suspended because the download will take a while. While the first task is downloading the image, a new image might be deployed to the server under the same URL....

October 5, 2022 路 4 min 路 Khoa Pham

How Task use thread in Swift concurrency

Issue #904 Consider this code where we have an ObservableObject with fetch1 and async fetch2, and a fetch inside ContentView Here the observation in Xcode 14 ViewModel.fetch1: run on main thread ViewModel.fetch2: run on cooperative thread pool ContentView.fetch: run on main thread import SwiftUI import CoreData import Combine class ViewModel: ObservableObject { @Published var string = "" func fetch1() { let url = URL(string: "")! let data = try!...

October 4, 2022 路 4 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to handle shortcut intents in iOS

Issue #902 iOS 13 Intents Extension & Intents UI Extension Donate Shortcuts at the Right Time Siri can predict shortcuts to actions that a user may want to perform using your app, and suggest those shortcuts to the user in places such as Spotlight search, Lock Screen, and the Siri watch face. Siri learns about the shortcuts available for your app through donations that your app makes to Siri....

September 14, 2022 路 3 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to use Universal Links in iOS

Issue #901 Apple app site association https://com.example/.well-known/apple-app-site-association Supporting Associated Domains New format from iOS 13 Can also remove components section if we match all URLs { "applinks": { "details": [ { "appIDs": [ "", "" ], "components": [ { "/": "/*", "comment": "Match all URLs" } } ] }, } Application Identifier Prefix appID is in form <Application Identifier Prefix>.<Bundle Identifier> For Application Identifier Prefix , you can find it in https://developer....

August 9, 2022 路 3 min 路 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 路 1 min 路 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 Read more

June 1, 2022 路 1 min 路 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></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鈥檛 use User Defined Settings variables in localized Info....

May 23, 2022 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to use NSPersistentCloudKitContainer

Issue #879 Setting Up Core Data with CloudKit Enable iCloud Enable CloudKit and Push Notifications Enable Remote Notifications in the Background Creating a Core Data Model for CloudKit Initialize Your CloudKit Schema During Development let container = NSPersistentCloudKitContainer(name: "Earthquakes") // Only initialize the schema when building the app with the // Debug build configuration. #if DEBUG do { // Use the container to initialize the development schema....

May 11, 2022 路 2 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to add dot indicator to tab bar item in iOS

Issue #874 From iOS 13, use UITabBarAppearance and UITabBarItemAppearance let appearance = UITabBarAppearance() let itemAppearance = UITabBarItemAppearance(style: .stacked) itemAppearance.normal.badgeBackgroundColor = .clear itemAppearance.normal.badgeTextAttributes = [.foregroundColor:] profileViewController.tabBarItem.badgeValue = "鈼" Read more

March 15, 2022 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to use Multipeer Connectivity

Issue #873 Use assistant let assistant = MCAdvertiserAssistant(serviceType: "my-service, discoveryInfo: nil, session: mcSession) assistant.start() let browser = MCBrowserViewController(serviceType: "my-service", session: mcSession) browser.delegate = self present(browser, animated: true) Manual let advertiser = MCNearbyServiceAdvertiser(peer: localPeerID, discoveryInfo: nil, serviceType: self.serviceType) advertiser.startAdvertisingPeer() let browser = MCNearbyServiceBrowser(peer: localPeerID, serviceType: self.serviceType) browser.startBrowsingForPeers() Enable in Info.plist <key>NSLocalNetworkUsageDescription</key> <string>Enable local network discovery to use Peer Share</string> <key>NSBonjourServices</key> <array> <string>_my-service._tcp</string> <string>_my-service._udp</string> </array> Read more

March 15, 2022 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to use Apple Pay in iOS

Issue #856 Use PKPaymentRequest and PKPaymentAuthorizationViewController @MainActor final class WalletViewModel: NSObject, ObservableObject { var canMakePayments: Bool { PKPaymentAuthorizationViewController.canMakePayments() } func showApplePay(amount: Amount, from window: UIWindow) { let request = PKPaymentRequest() request.supportedNetworks = [, .discover, .masterCard, .visa] request.countryCode = "US" request.currencyCode = "USD" request.merchantIdentifier = "merchant.\(Bundle.main.bundleIdentifier!)" request.merchantCapabilities = .capability3DS let item = PKPaymentSummaryItem(label: "Add Cash", amount: amount.toNsDecimal) request.paymentSummaryItems = [item] guard let vc = PKPaymentAuthorizationViewController(paymentRequest: request) else { return } vc.delegate = self window....

January 17, 2022 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to scale system font size to support Dynamic Type

Issue #847 We should use Dynamic Font Type as much as possible, as per Typography guide and But in case we have to use a specific font, we can scale it with UIFontMetrics import SwiftUI import UIKit extension Font { static func system( scaledSize size: CGFloat, weight: Font.Weight = .regular, design: Font.Design = .default ) -> Font { Font.system( size: UIFontMetrics.default.scaledValue(for: size), weight: weight, design: design ) } } Then instead of...

September 2, 2021 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to make multiline message text view in SwiftUI

Issue #843 This can be used in message bar input or some popover form. We use sizeThatFits to calculate the height so that it grow under certain height limit import SwiftUI import UIKit struct MessageTextField: View { let placeholder: String @Binding var text: String @Binding var isEditing: Bool @State private var height: CGFloat = 100 var body: some View { UITextViewWrapper( text: $text, isEditing: $isEditing, height: $height ) .frame(height: height) ....

August 21, 2021 路 2 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to make equal width buttons in SwiftUI

Issue #835 I usually define ButtonStyle to encapsulate common styles related to buttons. Here we specify .frame(maxWidth: .infinity) to let this button take the whole width as possible struct MyActionButtonStyle: ButtonStyle { func makeBody(configuration: Configuration) -> some View { configuration.label .font(.headline.bold()) .foregroundColor(.white) .frame(height: 44) .frame(maxWidth: .infinity) .background( .cornerRadius(8) } } If we have 2 buttons both specifying maxWidth: .infinity then they will be divided equally with a spacing specified by our HStack...

August 5, 2021 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to do NavigationLink programatically in SwiftUI

Issue #824 Use a custom NavigationLink with EmptyView as the background, this failable initializer accepts Binding of optional value. This works well as the destination are made lazily. extension NavigationLink where Label == EmptyView { init?<Value>( _ binding: Binding<Value?>, @ViewBuilder destination: (Value) -> Destination ) { guard let value = binding.wrappedValue else { return nil } let isActive = Binding( get: { true }, set: { newValue in if !newValue { binding....

July 20, 2021 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to make custom navigation bar in SwiftUI

Issue #823 Make atomic components and compose them. Firstly with NavigationBar that has custom leading and trailing content, there we can customize padding. import SwiftUI struct NavigationBar<Leading: View, Trailing: View>: View { @ViewBuilder let leading: Leading @ViewBuilder let trailing: Trailing var body: some View { HStack { leading Spacer() trailing } .padding(.horizontal, 8) } } struct NavigationBarWithBackButton: View { let onBack: () -> Void var body: some View { NavigationBar( leading: backButton, trailing: EmptyView....

July 20, 2021 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to highlight link in Text in SwiftUI

Issue #820 Use NSDataDetector to detect links, and NSMutableAttributedString to mark link range. Then we enumerateAttributes and build our Text func attribute(string: String) -> Text { guard let detector = try? NSDataDetector(types: else { return Text(string) } let stringRange = NSRange(location: 0, length: string.count) let matches = detector.matches( in: string, options: [], range: stringRange ) let attributedString = NSMutableAttributedString(string: string) for match in matches { attributedString.addAttribute(.underlineStyle, value: NSUnderlineStyle.single, range: match....

July 6, 2021 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to cancel vertical scrolling on paging TabView in SwiftUI

Issue #814 From iOS 14, TabView has the PageTabViewStyle that turns TabView into the equivalent UIPageViewController. We can of course implement our own Pager but the simple DragGesture does not bring the true experience of a paging UIScrollView or paging TabView. We can also use UIPageViewController under the hood but it鈥檚 hard to do lazy. Paging TabView in iOS 14 is built int and optimized for us. We just need to specify PageTabViewStyle, or just ....

June 29, 2021 路 3 min 路 Khoa Pham

How to use SwiftFormat

Issue #811 Don鈥檛 add SwiftFormat as SPM package, instead use command line directly if which swiftformat >/dev/null; then swiftformat . else echo "warning: SwiftFormaat not installed, download from" fi Then install SwiftFormat locally brew install swiftformat Then make some rules in any file name with extension .swiftformat While formatting, SwiftFormat will automatically check inside each subdirectory for the presence of a .swiftformat file and will apply any options that it finds there to the files in that directory....

June 27, 2021 路 1 min 路 Khoa Pham