Delegates in swift?

How does one go about making a delegate, i.e. NSUserNotificationCenterDelegate in swift?


Here’s a little help on delegates between two view controllers:

Step 1: Make a protocol in the UIViewController that you will be removing/will be sending the data.

protocol FooTwoViewControllerDelegate:class {
    func myVCDidFinish(_ controller: FooTwoViewController, text: String)

Step2: Declare the delegate in the sending class (i.e. UIViewcontroller)

class FooTwoViewController: UIViewController {
    weak var delegate: FooTwoViewControllerDelegate?

Step3: Use the delegate in a class method to send the data to the receiving method, which is any method that adopts the protocol.

@IBAction func saveColor(_ sender: UIBarButtonItem) {
        delegate?.myVCDidFinish(self, text: colorLabel.text) //assuming the delegate is assigned otherwise error

Step 4: Adopt the protocol in the receiving class

class ViewController: UIViewController, FooTwoViewControllerDelegate {

Step 5: Implement the delegate method

func myVCDidFinish(_ controller: FooTwoViewController, text: String) {
    colorLabel.text = "The Color is " +  text
    controller.navigationController.popViewController(animated: true)

Step 6: Set the delegate in the prepareForSegue:

override func prepare(for segue: UIStoryboardSegue, sender: Any?) {
    if segue.identifier == "mySegue" {
        let vc = segue.destination as! FooTwoViewController
        vc.colorString = colorLabel.text
        vc.delegate = self

And that should work. This is of course just code fragments, but should give you the idea. For a long explanation of this code you can go over to my blog entry here:

segues and delegates

If you are interested in what’s going on under the hood with a delegate I did write on that here:

under the hood with delegates

Source : Link , Question Author : user3718173 , Answer Author : Aron

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