iOS Setting values


Example

To set a value in NSUserDefaults, you can use the following functions:

Swift < 3

setBool(_:forKey:)
setFloat(_:forKey:)
setInteger(_:forKey:)
setObject(_:forKey:)
setDouble(_:forKey:)
setURL(_:forKey:)

Swift 3

In Swift 3 the names of function is changed to set insted of set folloed by the type.

set(_:forKey:) 

Objective-C

-(void)setBool:(BOOL)value forKey:(nonnull NSString *)defaultName;
-(void)setFloat:(float)value forKey:(nonnull NSString *)defaultName;
-(void)setInteger:(NSInteger)value forKey:(nonnull NSString *)defaultName;
-(void)setObject:(nullable id)value forKey:(nonnull NSString *)defaultName;
-(void)setDouble:(double)value forKey:(nonnull NSString *)defaultName;
-(void)setURL:(nullable NSURL *)value forKey:(nonnull NSString *)defaultName;

Example usage would be:

Swift < 3

NSUserDefaults.standardUserDefaults.setObject("Netherlands", forKey: "HomeCountry")

Swift 3

UserDefaults.standard.set("Netherlands", forKey: "HomeCountry")

Objective-C

[[NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults] setObject:@"Netherlands" forKey:@"HomeCountry"];

Custom objects

To save custom objects into the `NSUserDefaults` you need to make your CustomClass confirm to protocol of `NSCoding`. You need to implement the following methods:

Swift

public func encodeWithCoder(aCoder: NSCoder) {
    aCoder.encodeObject(name, forKey:"name")
    aCoder.encodeObject(unitId, forKey: "unitId")
}
    
required public init(coder aDecoder: NSCoder) {
    super.init()
    name = aDecoder.decodeObjectForKey("name") as? String
    unitId = aDecoder.decodeIntegerForKey("unitId") as? NSInteger
}

Objective-C

- (id)initWithCoder:(NSCoder *)coder {
    self = [super init];
    if (self) {
        name = [coder decodeObjectForKey:@"name"];
        unitId = [coder decodeIntegerForKey:@"unitId"];
    }
    return self;
}

- (void)encodeWithCoder:(NSCoder*)coder {
    [coder encodeObject:name forKey:@"name"];
    [coder encodeInteger:unitId forKey:@"unitId"];
}