AnshaD AnshaD - 1 year ago 419
iOS Question

Afnetworking 3.0 Migration : How to post with xml post body

I am trying to POST some data to the server with body formatted as XML, everything works well with

request.HTTPBody = [self.body dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
request.HTTPMethod = @"POST";
[request setValue:@"application/xml" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Content-Type"];
AFHTTPRequestOperation *operation = [[AFHTTPRequestOperation alloc] initWithRequest:request];


Now in Afnetworking 3.0 they changed AFHTTPRequestOperation to AFHTTPSessionManager any way to do post xml data with AFHTTPSessionManager

Answer Source

You can use AFURLSessionManager class for this use. For that, create a AFURLSessionManager instance then create NSURLSessionDataTask from the manager with your NSURLRequest . Use that task to post your data Eg code:

NSMutableURLRequest *request = ....;
AFHTTPSessionManager *manager = [[AFHTTPSessionManager alloc] init];
manager.responseSerializer = [AFHTTPResponseSerializer serializer];
manager.responseSerializer.acceptableContentTypes =  [manager.responseSerializer.acceptableContentTypes setByAddingObject:@"text/xml"];
NSURLSessionDataTask *task = [manager dataTaskWithRequest:request completionHandler:^(NSURLResponse * _Nonnull response, id  _Nullable responseObject, NSError * _Nullable error) {
        NSString *fetchedXML = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:(NSData *)responseObject encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"Response string: %@",fetchedXML);
 }];
[task resume];

Update If you are using AFXMLParserResponseSerializer as response serializer, then Add this code to start xml parsing

NSXMLParser *xmlparser = responseObject;
[xmlparser setDelegate:self];
[xmlparser parse];

And implement NSXMLParserDelegate methods.

You can find a nice tutorial for parsing xml here - XML Parsing with NSXMLParser