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iOS Swift 2.0 Protocols Swift 2.0 Protocols Creating a Protocol

Vassilis Krikonis
Vassilis Krikonis
3,997 Points

Documentation about protocols mentions using "static"...

every time we need to define a property in a protocol. Why is that?

1 Answer

Rodrigo Chousal
Rodrigo Chousal
16,009 Points

Hi Vassilis,

What the documentation is talking about is the difference between type and instance properties. When you want a property to be set to some value and to remain that way for every instance that conforms to that protocol (type properties), we use the static prefix.

Learn more about protocols and the different types of properties here and here