swift BUTCHER swift BUTCHER - 5 months ago 13
Swift Question

How to access extension of UIColor in SWIFT?

i am very new to swift and trying to create an extension of UIColor class as

extension UIColor{

func getCustomBlueColor() -> UIColor{

return UIColor(red:0.043, green:0.576 ,blue:0.588 , alpha:1.00)

}


After this i accessed the method as

btnShare.setTitleColor(UIColor.getCustomBlueColor(**UIColor**), forState: UIControlState.Normal)


I dont know what I should pass as an argument to this statement.

Answer

You have defined an instance method, which means that you can call it only on an UIColor instance:

let col = UIColor().getCustomBlueColor()
// or in your case:
btnShare.setTitleColor(UIColor().getCustomBlueColor(), forState: .Normal)

The compiler error "missing argument" occurs because Instance Methods are Curried Functions in Swift, so it could equivalently be called as

let col = UIColor.getCustomBlueColor(UIColor())()

(But that would be a strange thing to do, and I have added it only to explain where the error message comes from.)


But what you really want is a type method (class func)

extension UIColor{
    class func getCustomBlueColor() -> UIColor{
        return UIColor(red:0.043, green:0.576 ,blue:0.588 , alpha:1.00)
    }
}

which is called as

let col = UIColor.getCustomBlueColor()
// or in your case:
btnShare.setTitleColor(UIColor.getCustomBlueColor(), forState: .Normal)

without the need to create an UIColor instance first.