user3766930 user3766930 - 3 months ago 11
Swift Question

how can I make the uiviewcontroller visible only once during first run of the app (e.g. tutorial)?

I'm creating an iOS

swift
app and I want to show tutorial screen when user runs the app for the very first time. Later on, with each run of the app the tutorial should be hidden and another view controller should be visible as a starting point. So far my storyboard looks like this:

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It contains two screens of tutorial (1st and last) and tab bar (which is a main window of my app).

As for now, in storyboard I chose the tab bar to be an initial view controller:

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And with that approach the tutorial window is never seen. How can I show it only once and then skip it each time user opens the app?

Answer

In didFinishLaunchingWithOptions method of AppDelegate check for NSUserDefaults value like this way.

func application(application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: NSDictionary?) -> Bool {

    let defaults = NSUserDefaults.standardUserDefaults()
    if defaults.objectForKey("isFirstTime") == nil {
         defaults.setObject("No", forKey:"isFirstTime")
         defaults.synchronize()
         let storyboard = UIStoryboard(name: "main", bundle: nil) //Write your storyboard name
         let viewController = storyboard.instantiateViewControllerWithIdentifier("ViewController") as! ViewController
         self.window.rootViewController = viewController 
         self.window.makeKeyAndVisible()
    }
    return true
}

Note: I have created the object of ViewController you need to create the object of your FirstPage tutorial screen after that assign it to the rootViewController.