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iOS Introduction to Table Views Sorting Contacts Into Sections Creating Sectioned Data

'characters' is unavailable: Please use String directly' how to solve it in Swift 5? thank you

in "return String(firstName.characters.first!).uppercased()"

got this error 'characters' is unavailable: Please use String directly', how to solve it in Swift 5? thank you

1 Answer

Gene Bogdanovich
Gene Bogdanovich
14,618 Points

Hello! Yes, in newer versions of Swift there is no characters property on the String type. That's because now instances of String type are arrays in and of themselves. So you can treat them like so and call first right on the string.

Your extension should look like this:

extension Contact {
    var firstLetterForSort: String {
        return String(firstName.first!).uppercased()
    }
}

Спасибо дядька!

Gene Bogdanovich
Gene Bogdanovich
14,618 Points

Всегда пожалуйста!