Ben Leggiero Ben Leggiero - 2 months ago 16
Swift Question

How can I create a NSGradient from an array of colors and floats?

I have an array of

s, and an array of
s signifying gradient stops. I can't figure out how to use these arrays to initialize a

I tried making these into an array of
(NSColor, CGFloat)
s, but
won't take it, since it expects varargs:

The code <code>let gradient = NSGradient(colorsAndLocations: colorsAndLocations)</code> yielding the error <code>Cannot convert value of type '[(NSColor, CGFloat)]' to expected argument type '(NSColor, CGFloat)'</code>

NSGradient(colors:, atLocations:, colorSpace:)
expects a
which I have no idea how to properly handle in Swift, if there is even such a way.


I assume you know this usage:

let cAndL: [(NSColor, CGFloat)] = [(NSColor.redColor(), 0.0), (NSColor.greenColor(), 1.0)]
let gradient = NSGradient(colorsAndLocations: cAndL[0], cAndL[1])

Unfortunately, Swift does not provide us a way to give Arrays to variadic functions.

And the second portion. If some API claims UnsafePointer<T> as an array, you can create a Swift Array of T, and pass it directly to the API.

let colors = [NSColor.redColor(), NSColor.greenColor()]
let locations: [CGFloat] = [0.0, 1.0]
let gradient2 = NSGradient(colors: colors, atLocations: locations, colorSpace: NSColorSpace.genericRGBColorSpace())

If you want to utilize an Array of (NSColor, CGFloat), you can write something like this:

let gradient3 = NSGradient(colors:{$0.0}, atLocations:{$0.1}, colorSpace: NSColorSpace.genericRGBColorSpace())