mindbomb mindbomb - 1 month ago 49
iOS Question

multipart PUT request using AFNetworking

What's the correct way to code a multipart PUT request using AFNetworking on iOS? (still Objective-C, not Swift)

I looked and seems like AFNetworking can do multipart

POST
but not
PUT
, what's the solution for that?

Thanks

Rob Rob
Answer

You can use multipartFormRequestWithMethod to create a multipart PUT request with desired data.

For example, in AFNetworking v3.x:

AFHTTPSessionManager *manager = [AFHTTPSessionManager manager];

NSError *error;
NSURLRequest *request = [manager.requestSerializer multipartFormRequestWithMethod:@"PUT" URLString:@"http://example.com/rest/api/" parameters:@{@"foo" : @"bar"} constructingBodyWithBlock:^(id<AFMultipartFormData> formData) {
    NSString *value = @"qux";
    NSData *data = [value dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
    [formData appendPartWithFormData:data name:@"baz"];
} error:&error];

NSURLSessionDataTask *task = [manager dataTaskWithRequest:request uploadProgress:nil downloadProgress:nil completionHandler:^(NSURLResponse * _Nonnull response, id  _Nullable responseObject, NSError * _Nullable error) {
    if (error) {
        NSLog(@"%@", error);
        return;
    }

    NSLog(@"%@", responseObject);
}];
[task resume];

If AFNetworking 2.x, you can use AFHTTPRequestOperationManager:

AFHTTPRequestOperationManager *manager = [AFHTTPRequestOperationManager manager];

NSError *error;
NSURLRequest *request = [manager.requestSerializer multipartFormRequestWithMethod:@"PUT" URLString:@"http://example.com/rest/api/" parameters:@{@"foo" : @"bar"} constructingBodyWithBlock:^(id<AFMultipartFormData> formData) {
    NSString *value = @"qux";
    NSData *data = [value dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
    [formData appendPartWithFormData:data name:@"baz"];
} error:&error];

AFHTTPRequestOperation *operation = [manager HTTPRequestOperationWithRequest:request success:^(AFHTTPRequestOperation *operation, id responseObject) {
    NSLog(@"%@", responseObject);
} failure:^(AFHTTPRequestOperation *operation, NSError *error) {
    NSLog(@"%@", error);
}];

[manager.operationQueue addOperation:operation];

Having illustrated how one could create such a request, it's worth noting that servers may not be able to parse them. Notably, PHP parses multipart POST requests, but not multipart PUT requests.