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Christiaan Hendriksen
Christiaan Hendriksen
5,982 Points

Hardcoded label values in Swift/iOS

When I completed the Android Track, every label value was saved in a central 'dictionary' then referenced. To make them easier to update, allow for localisation, etc.

Through the Swift / iOS course every label has been added directly as a property. Is this best practice? Is there a dictionary alternative like Android?

1 Answer

Michael Reining
Michael Reining
10,101 Points

Hi Christiaan,

The best way to do that is via the NSLocalizedString. Just Google that to learn more about it. Apple also has a pretty solid guide on how to get started with localization here:


I hope that helps,


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Now you can practice writing Swift code directly on your iPhone :-)

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