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Elevate SwiftUI Skills by Building Projects

By : Frahaan Hussain
Book Image

Elevate SwiftUI Skills by Building Projects

By: Frahaan Hussain

Overview of this book

Elevate SwiftUI Skills by Building Projects helps you harness the cutting-edge potential of SwiftUI and its innovative and user-friendly approach to crafting user interfaces for Apple platforms with the power of Swift. This book will enhance your UI programming skills with SwiftUI through a project-based methodology, guiding you to create four real-world projects. Starting with a quick recap of Swift and SwiftUI, you’ll gradually develop projects tailored for iPhone, iPad, macOS, and watchOS using Swift and Xcode. You’ll experience SwiftUI’s versatility in action as you build a tax calculator for iPhone and a photo gallery for the iPad, which uses a larger display to enhance the viewing experience. You’ll also create an app store for Mac and, finally, get to grips with the power of SwiftUI for smaller devices such as the Apple Watch by designing a Fitness Companion app. By the end of this book, you'll have built fully functional projects across multiple platforms and gained the expertise needed to excel as a professional SwiftUI developer.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Understanding and implementing views

In this section, we will look at views and how we can implement them in SwiftUI. We will also take a look at combining these views.

Views are the fundamental building blocks of an application’s user interface. A view object renders content within its rectangle bounds and handles any interactions with that content.

In the following sections, we will show the source code and examples for each type of view. If you would like further information, visit Apple’s documentation at

What are text views?

It is very common to need to display text in our app, and we do this by using a text view, which draws a string. By default, it has a font assigned to it that is best for the platform it is being displayed on; however, you can change the font using the font(_:) view modifier.

The following snippet shows the code used to implement a text view:

var body: some...