senty senty - 2 months ago 12
Swift Question

Returning Data From Function (Swift)

I am trying to return result and be able to access result array from this function. Everything is working in the function, however I cannot return anything or access results or any variable created inside the function from outside the closure. I want to access result.valueForKey("id") from outside the closure. How can I do that?

class ViewController: UIViewController, FBSDKLoginButtonDelegate {

var facebookid: NSString = ""
var username: NSString = ""
var userEmail:NSString = ""

override func viewDidLoad() {
super.viewDidLoad()
// Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.

if (FBSDKAccessToken.currentAccessToken() == nil)
{
let loginView : FBSDKLoginButton = FBSDKLoginButton()
self.view.addSubview(loginView)
loginView.center = self.view.center
loginView.readPermissions = ["public_profile"]
loginView.delegate = self

} else {

returnUserData()

println(facebookid) // This doesn't work

}
}



func returnUserData()
{

let graphRequest : FBSDKGraphRequest = FBSDKGraphRequest(graphPath: "me", parameters: nil)
graphRequest.startWithCompletionHandler({ (connection, result, error) -> Void in

if ((error) != nil)
{
// Process error
println("Error: \(error)")
}
else
{

self.facebookid = result.valueForKey("id") as NSString!
self.username = result.valueForKey("name") as NSString!
self.userEmail = result.valueForKey("email") as NSString!
println(result) // This works


}
})
}


Edit: I did change the code according to the 2 answers below but still I still can't get any data return on the viewDidLoad closure.
* println(facebookid) doesn't return anything in the ViewDidLoad whereas it does inside the closure in function.

Answer

You are creating the variables inside the closure meaning they can only be accessed inside.

You need to create the variables outside of the function at the top of you class.

for example

 class YourClassName {

      var facebookid
      var username
      var userEmail


 func returnUserData()
 {
     let graphRequest : FBSDKGraphRequest = FBSDKGraphRequest(graphPath:  "me", parameters: nil)
     graphRequest.startWithCompletionHandler({ (connection, result, error) -> Void in

    if ((error) != nil)
    {
        // Process error
        println("Error: \(error)")
    }
    else
    {
        self.facebookid = result.valueForKey("id") as? String
        self.userName = result.valueForKey("name") as? String
        self.userEmail = result.valueForKey("email") as? String

    }
  })
 }
}