Greg Robertson Greg Robertson - 6 months ago 69
Swift Question

Simple App Delegate method to show an UIAlertController (in Swift)

In obj-C when another iOS app (mail attachment, web link) was tapped with a file or link associated with my app. I would then catch this on openURL or didFinishLaunchingWithOptions and show a UIAlertView to confirm the user wants to import the data. Now that UIAlertView is depreciated I am trying to do the same thing but not really sure about the best way to do this?

I am having trouble showing a simple alert when my App receives data from another app. This code worked fine in Objective-C with a UIAlertView:

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application openURL:(NSURL *)url sourceApplication:(NSString *)sourceApplication annotation:(id)annotation
{
if (url)
{
self.URLString = [url absoluteString];
NSString *message = @"Received a data exchange request. Would you like to import it?";
importAlert = [[UIAlertView alloc] initWithTitle:@"Data Received" message:message delegate:self cancelButtonTitle:@"Cancel" otherButtonTitles:@"OK", nil];
[importAlert show];
}
}
return YES;
}


But when I try and switch to UIAlertViewController and Swift I can't seem to find a simple way to display the message:

func application(application: UIApplication, openURL url: NSURL, sourceApplication: String?, annotation: AnyObject?) -> Bool
{
let URLString: String = url.absoluteString!
let message: String = "Received data. Would you like to import it?"
var importAlert: UIAlertController = UIAlertController(title: "Data Received", message: message, preferredStyle: UIAlertControllerStyle.Alert)
importAlert.addAction(UIAlertAction(title: "Cancel", style: .Cancel, handler: nil))
importAlert.addAction(UIAlertAction(title: "Ok", style: .Default, handler:
{ action in
switch action.style
{
case .Default:
println("default")

case .Cancel:
println("cancel")

case .Destructive:
println("destructive")
}
}))
self.presentViewController(importAlert, animated: true, completion: nil)
return true
}


I get a compile time error that 'AppDelegate' does not have a member named 'presentViewController'

I have seen some convoluted methods to get the AppDelegate to display an UIAlertViewController on StackOverflow but I was hoping there was something a little simpler.

All I really need to do is show the user a quick message that they got some data and have them decide what they want to do with it. Once were done my app will continue to open and come to foreground (similar code in didFinishLaunchingWithOptions for cold start) with either the new data added or not based on the alert selection.

I could flag a global variable that I check in all my viewWillAppear func but this would be a lot of duplication since I have 30+ views.

Let me know if you have any ideas.

Thanks

Greg

Answer

Try using

self.window?.rootViewController?.presentViewController(importAlert, animated: true, completion: nil)

All you need is a viewController object to present the AlertController from.

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