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iOS Swift 2.0 Enumerations and Optionals Introduction to Enumerations Enum Methods

Rich Valiant
Rich Valiant
2,417 Points

Calling an enum method on a constant with an enum value?

I was told to create a method on the enum Button which returned an instance of the UIBarButton class on the buttons.swift file. Then I was told to call that method on the constant created in the last lesson which is the let done = Button.Done("Done").

I did so, but I am getting the error message from the compiler that enums cannot contain values and refers me back to the let done = Button.Done("Done").

It passed through the first lesson, but now on this task in the challenge It's not. I added the method and then I called it on the done constant and added to a new constant called doneButton. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here.

Any help is vastly appreciated here!



import Foundation

enum UIBarButtonStyle {
    case Done
    case Plain
    case Bordered

class UIBarButtonItem {

    var title: String?
    let style: UIBarButtonStyle
    var target: AnyObject?
    var action: Selector

    init(title: String?, style: UIBarButtonStyle, target: AnyObject?, action: Selector) {
        self.title = title
        self.style = style
        self.target = target
        self.action = action
enum Button {
    case Done(String)
    case Edit(String)

    func toUIBarButtonItem() -> UIBarButtonItem {
      switch self {
        case .Done(let done): return UIBarButtonItem(title: done, style: UIBarButtonStyle.Done, target: nil, action: nil)
        case .Edit(let edit): return UIBarButtonItem(title: edit, style: UIBarButtonStyle.Plain, target: nil, action: nil)

let done = Button.Done("Done")

let doneButton = done.toUIBarButtonItem()

1 Answer

Aaron Kaye
Aaron Kaye
10,948 Points

I literally just spent like 20 minutes on the same issue lol. You forgot a closing curly brace to close the switch statement