KexAri KexAri - 2 months ago 22
iOS Question

Handling try and throws in Swift 3

Before Swift 3 I was using:

guard let data = Data(contentsOf: url) else {
print("There was an error!)
return
}


However I now have to use
do
,
try
and
catch
. I'm not familiar with this syntax. How would I replicate this behaviour?

Answer

The difference here is that Data(contentsOf: url) does not return an Optional anymore, it throws.

So you can use it in Do-Catch but without guard:

do {
    let data = try Data(contentsOf: url)
    // do something with data
    // if the call fails, the catch block is executed
} catch {
    print(error.localizedDescription)
}

Note that you could still use guard with try? instead of try but then the possible error message is ignored. In this case, you don't need a Do-Catch block:

guard let data = try? Data(contentsOf: url) else {
    print("There was an error!")
    // return or break
}
// do something with data