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iOS Build a Self-Destructing Message iPhone App Using Parse.com as a Backend and Adding Users Signing Up New Users: Part 2 (PFUser)

PFUser create & assign

I must be missing something in the section as I can't get this bit of code to work. The question from the code challenge & my suggested solution are copied below. The code from PFUser *newUser is failing the compiler.

I'm not sure what's wrong with it as it looks identical to the code in the video prior.

Any help gratefully received!

Steve.

"Next, create a new PFUser variable named 'newUser' and initialize it using the 'user' class method from PFUser. Set the 'username' and 'password' properties of this user using the properties you just set."

- (IBAction)signup:(id)sender {

    self.username = self.usernameField.text;
    self.password = self.passwordField.text;

    PFUser *newUser = [PFUser user];
    newUser.username = username;
    newUser.password = password;

2 Answers

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

what you currently have is

- (IBAction)signup:(id)sender {

    self.username = self.usernameField.text;
    self.password = self.passwordField.text;

    PFUser *newUser = [PFUser user];
    //where is this username variable defined?
    newUser.username = username;
    //where is this password variable defined?
    newUser.password = password;

the variables username and password are undefined so thats why you are getting an error.

you are not setting the username and password of the newUser object to your username and password properties

you need to use the properties like so:

    PFUser *newUser = [PFUser user];
    newUser.username = self.username;
    newUser.password = self.password;

Thank you!