A web service echoes a base64 encoded image as a string. How can one decode and display this encoded image in a Swift project?
Specifically, I would like to take an image, which is already provided by the web service as a string in base64 format, and understand how to display it in a UIImageView.
The articles I have found thus far describe deprecated techniques or are written in Objective-C, which I am not familiar with. How do you take in a base64-encoded string and convert it to a UIImage?
Turn your base64 encoded string into an
NSData instance by doing something like this:
let encodedImageData = ... get string from your web service ... let imageData = NSData(base64EncodedString: encodedImageData options: .allZeros)
Then turn the imageData into a UIImage:
let image = UIImage(data: imageData)
You can then set the image on a
UIImageView for example:
imageView.image = image