KexAri KexAri - 1 year ago 142
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!)

However I now have to use
. I'm not familiar with this syntax. How would I replicate this behaviour?

Answer Source

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 {

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
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