Marcus Rossel Marcus Rossel - 8 months ago 50
Swift Question

Swift - `.framework` file is not generated

So I just followed this very short tutorial on how to create a framework with Swift.

At one point, the author of the article does this:

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This leads him to this:

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When I try to do the same, nothing happens though (Finder is never opened). So I thought I could just manually navigate to the project's folder to find the

file. But it seems, that such a file is simply never generated:

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And even after searching for
in Spotlight, nothing is found.

A noteworthy detail is also, that in Xcode, the 'Products' are shown in red:

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Why is the
file not generating?


The framework is being generated, but it is located within Xcode's DerivedData directory where your project is built, not the directory where your framework's source files are located.

Your target's path is likely not correct, which is why the product's name appears in red, and Finder can't open a window to that directory.

The location for the framework should be ${BUILT_PRODUCTS_DIR}/${PRODUCT_NAME}.framework, which (for the Debug configuration) would expand to:

~/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/SortedList-<random suffix>/Build/Products/Debug-iphoneos/SortedList.framework`


If you select the framework product, then look in the Utilities -> File Inspector pane, you should see that its name is SortedList.framework, its type is Framework, and its location is Relative to Build Products.

The full path shown below that should automatically correspond to the DerivedData location for the framework.

Here's an example of what a framework's File Location pane would look like.

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