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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 layouts

This section will cover how we can arrange our views using layouts for a more dynamic user experience.

SwiftUI layouts allow us as developers to arrange views in your app’s interface using the layout tools provided. Layouts tell SwiftUI how to place a set of views, and how much space it needs to do so to provide the desired layout.

Layouts can be but are not limited to any of the following:

  • Lazy stacks
  • Spacers:
    • ScrollViewReader
  • Grids:
    • PinnedScrollableViews

In the following sections, we will show you the source code and examples for each type of layout.


If you would like further information, visit Apple’s documentation:

What are lazy stacks?

Lazy stacks are views that arrange their children in a line that expands vertically, creating items only as needed.

SwiftUI provides two different types of lazy stacks, LazyVStack and LazyHStack...