Remixed123 Remixed123 - 5 months ago 35
Objective-C Question

NSMutableDictionary: mutating method sent to immutable object

The following code is returning an exception with the following error message "mutating method sent to immutable object" when attempting to removeObjectForKey

NSMutableDictionary * storedIpDictionary = (NSMutableDictionary*)[[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] dictionaryForKey:@"dictDeviceIp"];

NSString *key = self.currentDeviceNameText.text;
NSString *ipAddressTemp = [storedIpDictionary objectForKey:key];

[storedIpDictionary removeObjectForKey:key]; <----Crashes here

storedIpDictionary[key] = ipAddressTemp;


Not sure what the issue is, perhaps it is due to retrieving the dictionary from a NSUserDefaults.

However the following code works without any issues.

NSMutableDictionary * storedIpDictionary = (NSMutableDictionary*)[[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] dictionaryForKey:@"dictDeviceIp"];
[storedIpDictionary removeAllObjects];

Answer

This is the code that eventually worked, I used some of the details provided from others above, but none had it completely explained.

- (void)cleanDictionary
{
    NSMutableDictionary * storedIpDictionary = [[[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] objectForKey: @"dictDeviceIp"] mutableCopy];

    [[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] removeObjectForKey:@"dictDeviceIp"];

    NSString *oldKey = self.currentDeviceNameText.text;
    NSString *newKey = self.deviceNameChangeText.text;
    NSString *ipAddressTemp = [storedIpDictionary objectForKey:oldKey];

    // Make some change to the structure
    [storedIpDictionary removeObjectForKey:oldKey];  // Remove object
    storedIpDictionary[newKey] = ipAddressTemp;      // Add object with new key

    // Add it the whole thing back into NSUserDefaults
    [[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] setObject:storedIpDictionary forKey:@"dictDeviceIp"];

    // Synchronize to ensure it's saved
    [[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] synchronize];
}