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iOS Object-Oriented Swift Classes in Swift Instances of Classes

Tanner LeSueur
PLUS
Tanner LeSueur
Courses Plus Student 931 Points

I am having difficulty understanding how to make an instance of a class and assign it to a constant.

I have done this one before but I cannot seem to pass it now.

objects.swift
// Enter your code below
class Shape {
var numberOfSides: Int

init(numberOfSides: Int) {
self.numberOfSides = 4
let someShape = Shape
}
}
Bradley Allen
Bradley Allen
5,224 Points

I was having the same issue. I think the wording of the last sentence: "Once you have a class definition, create an instance and assign it to a constant named someShape." is very confusing. Instead of "assign it" they should say "assign the Shape's property to a constant..." or something like that. Using "it" in the same sentence as "create an instance" is very confusing.

1 Answer

Jeff McDivitt
Jeff McDivitt
23,970 Points

Hi Tanner -

You have initialized everything correctly Great Job! When it comes to creating an instance you need to pass in the values that you initialized. In this case it would be the numberOfSides; implement that and you are good to go

class Shape {

    var numberOfSides: Int

    init(numberOfSides: Int) {
        self.numberOfSides = numberOfSides
    }

}

let someShape = Shape(numberOfSides: 4)