Pranoy C Pranoy C - 5 months ago 1397
iOS Question

afnetworking 3.0 Migration: how to POST with headers and HTTP Body

I am trying to make a POST request which has HTTPHeader Fields and a HTTP body to the youtube API.

Previously in version 2.0 of AFNetworking, I used to do it this way which worked:

NSDictionary *parameters = @{@"snippet": @{@"textOriginal":self.commentToPost.text,@"parentId":self.commentReplyingTo.commentId}};

NSString *url = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"https://www.googleapis.com/youtube/v3/comments?part=snippet&access_token=%@",[[LoginSingleton sharedInstance] getaccesstoken]];

NSMutableURLRequest *request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:url]];
[request setHTTPMethod:@"POST"];
[request setValue:@"application/json" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Content-Type"];
NSError *error;
NSData *jsonData = [NSJSONSerialization dataWithJSONObject:parameters
options:0
error:&error];
NSString *jsonString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:jsonData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];

// And finally, add it to HTTP body and job done.
[request setHTTPBody:[jsonString dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];



AFHTTPRequestOperationManager *manager = [AFHTTPRequestOperationManager manager];
manager.requestSerializer.timeoutInterval=[[[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] valueForKey:@"timeoutInterval"] longValue];
manager.requestSerializer = [AFJSONRequestSerializer serializer];
AFHTTPRequestOperation *operation = [manager HTTPRequestOperationWithRequest:request progress:nil success:^(NSURLSessionTask *task, id responseObject) {
NSLog(@"Reply JSON: %@", responseObject);


}
} failure:^(NSURLSessionTask *operation, NSError *error) {
NSLog(@"Error: %@, %@, %@, %@, %@", error, operation.responseObject, operation.responseData, operation.responseString, operation.request);

}];
[operation start];


The migration docs for version 3.0 replaces
AFHTTPRequestOperationManager
with
AFHTTPSessionManager

However I can't seem to find a
HTTPRequestOperationWithRequest
method for the
AFHTTPSessionManager
.

I tried using the
constructingBodyWithBlock
but it doesn't work maybe because I am not doing it correctly.

This is what I have so far which doesn't work:

NSDictionary *body = @{@"snippet": @{@"topLevelComment":@{@"snippet":@{@"textOriginal":self.commentToPost.text}},@"videoId":self.videoIdPostingOn}};

NSError *error;
NSData *jsonData = [NSJSONSerialization dataWithJSONObject:body
options:0
error:&error];
NSString *jsonString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:jsonData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];

AFHTTPSessionManager *manager = [AFHTTPSessionManager manager];
AFJSONRequestSerializer *serializer = [AFJSONRequestSerializer serializer];
serializer.timeoutInterval= [[[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] valueForKey:@"timeoutInterval"] longValue];
[serializer setValue:@"application/json" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Content-Type"];
[serializer setValue:@"application/json" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Accept"];


[manager POST:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"https://www.googleapis.com/youtube/v3/commentThreads?part=snippet&access_token=%@",[[LoginSingleton sharedInstance] getaccesstoken]] parameters:nil constructingBodyWithBlock:^(id<AFMultipartFormData> _Nonnull formData) {

[formData appendPartWithHeaders:nil body:[jsonString dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];

} progress:nil success:^(NSURLSessionDataTask * _Nonnull task, id _Nullable responseObject) {
NSLog(@"Reply JSON: %@", responseObject);

} failure:^(NSURLSessionDataTask * _Nullable task, NSError * _Nonnull error) {
NSLog(@"Error: %@, %@, %@, %@, %@", error, operation.responseObject, operation.responseData, operation.responseString, operation.request);

}];

Answer

I was able to figure this out myself.

Here's the solution.

First, you need to create the NSMutableURLRequest from AFJSONRequestSerializer first where you can set the method type to POST.

On this request, you get to setHTTPBody after you have set your HTTPHeaderFields. Make sure to set the body after you have set the Header fields for content-type, or else the api will give a 400 error.

Then on the manager create a dataTaskWithRequest using the above NSMutableURLRequest. Don't forget to resume the dataTask at the very end or else nothing will get sent yet. Here's my solution code, hopefully someone gets to use this successfully:

NSDictionary *body = @{@"snippet": @{@"topLevelComment":@{@"snippet":@{@"textOriginal":self.commentToPost.text}},@"videoId":self.videoIdPostingOn}};
NSError *error;
NSData *jsonData = [NSJSONSerialization dataWithJSONObject:body options:0 error:&error];
NSString *jsonString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:jsonData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];

AFURLSessionManager *manager = [[AFURLSessionManager alloc] initWithSessionConfiguration:[NSURLSessionConfiguration defaultSessionConfiguration]];

NSMutableURLRequest *req = [[AFJSONRequestSerializer serializer] requestWithMethod:@"POST" URLString:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"https://www.googleapis.com/youtube/v3/commentThreads?part=snippet&access_token=%@",[[LoginSingleton sharedInstance] getaccesstoken]] parameters:nil error:nil];

req.timeoutInterval= [[[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] valueForKey:@"timeoutInterval"] longValue];
[req setValue:@"application/json" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Content-Type"];
[req setValue:@"application/json" forHTTPHeaderField:@"Accept"];
[req setHTTPBody:[jsonString dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];


[[manager dataTaskWithRequest:req completionHandler:^(NSURLResponse * _Nonnull response, id  _Nullable responseObject, NSError * _Nullable error) {

    if (!error) {
        NSLog(@"Reply JSON: %@", responseObject);

        if ([responseObject isKindOfClass:[NSDictionary class]]) {
              //blah blah
        }
    } else {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@, %@, %@", error, response, responseObject);
    }
}] resume];