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iOS Build a Simple iPhone App with Swift Getting Started with iOS Development Swift Recap Part 1

William Larsten
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William Larsten
UX Design Techdegree Graduate 17,195 Points

Code challenge issue, working in Xcode...

Hi!

I don't get what I'm doing wrong in this code challenge. I get this to compile and get the correct result in Xcode.

I have a struct with title: String, author: String and tag: Tag as instructed.

I've created an initialized because I don't know how else to get the a string into the tag type...

I have a method that uses string interpolation in order to create the required sentence. However, I'm forced to take tag.name in order to access the string in the tag.

What's gone wrong?

structs.swift
struct Tag {
  let name: String
}

struct Post {
    let title: String
  let author: String
  let tag: Tag

  init(title: String, author: String, tag: String) {
        self.title = title
    self.author = author
      self.tag = Tag(name: tag)
  }

    func description() -> String {
    return "\(title) by \(author). Filed under \(tag.name)"
  }
}

let firstPost = Post(title: "HP6", author: "JKR", tag: "fantasy")

let postDescription = firstPost.description()

1 Answer

Alex Koumparos
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Hi William,

Struct instances are first-class in Swift, so you can pass them directly into a method.

Structs also give you an initialiser with all the required properties for free.

For example, if you have the following struct:

struct MyStruct {
    let name: String
}

You can initialise a MyStruct instance by writing

MyStruct(name: "Example Struct")

Thus if you have another struct that takes this type as a parameter, you can pass exactly that in as an argument:

SomeOtherStruct(someProperty: "hello, world", myStructInstance: MyStruct(name: "Example Struct"))

You can pass a Tag instance into built-in Post initialiser the same way.

Hope that's clear

Cheers

Alex

William Larsten
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William Larsten
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Big thanks! I thought I had tried that but I must have used the wrong syntax or something. So then I went on to really overcomplicate things! :)