JBaczuk JBaczuk - 1 month ago 11
Swift Question

How to convert NSURL to String in Swift

How do you convert an NSURL to a String in Swift?

The following:

var directoryURL: NSURL
var urlString: String = nsurlObject as String


Throws the error:
Cannot convert value of type 'NSURL' to type 'String' in coercion

Answer

It turns out there are properties of NSURL you can access (see Swift Reference):

var directoryURL: NSURL
var urlString: String = directoryURL.absoluteString
// OR
var urlString: String = directoryURL.relativeString
// OR
var urlString: String = directoryURL.relativePath
// OR
var urlString: String = directoryURL.path
// etc.