gradedcatfood gradedcatfood - 2 months ago 19
iOS Question

Swift Function Parameter Default Value

I am creating a wrapper function for presenting an alert view in swift.

Here is the current working code but currently I don't have it available to pass a function for the "completion" parameter in the .presentViewController function

func showAlert(viewClass: UIViewController, title: String, message: String)
{
// Just making things easy to read
let alertController = UIAlertController(title: title, message: message, preferredStyle: UIAlertControllerStyle.Alert)
alertController.addAction(UIAlertAction(title: "Okay", style: UIAlertActionStyle.Default, handler: nil))

// Notice the nil being passed to "completion", this is what I want to change
viewClass.presentViewController(alertController, animated: true, completion: nil)
}


I want to be able to pass a function to showAlert and have that function be called under completion, but I want that parameter to be optional, so by default it is nil

// Not working, but this is the idea
func showAlert(viewClass: UIViewController, title: String, message: String, action: (() -> Void?) = nil)
{
let alertController = UIAlertController(title: title, message: message, preferredStyle: UIAlertControllerStyle.Alert)
alertController.addAction(UIAlertAction(title: "Okay", style: UIAlertActionStyle.Default, handler: nil))

viewClass.presentViewController(alertController, animated: true, completion: action)
}


I get the following, cannot convert value of type '()' to expected argument type '() -> Void?'

EDIT

Thanks to Rob, it now runs syntactically but when I try to call it, I get:

cannot convert value of type '()' to expected argument type '(() -> Void)?'

Here is how I'm calling it

showAlert(self, title: "Time", message: "10 Seconds", action: test())

test() {
print("Hello")


}

Answer

You placed the question mark in the wrong place. This works:

// wrong: action: (() -> Void?) = nil
// right: action: (() -> Void)? = nil

func showAlert(viewClass: UIViewController, title: String, message: String, action: (() -> Void)? = nil)
{
    ...
}

And don't include the brackets when you call it:

showAlert(self, title: "Time", message: "10 Seconds", action: test)
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