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SwiftUI Projects

By : Craig Clayton
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SwiftUI Projects

By: Craig Clayton

Overview of this book

Released by Apple during WWDC 2019, SwiftUI provides an innovative and exceptionally simple way to build user interfaces for all Apple platforms with the power of Swift. This practical guide involves six real-world projects built from scratch, with two projects each for iPhone, iPad, and watchOS, built using Swift programming and Xcode. Starting with the basics of SwiftUI, you’ll gradually delve into building these projects. You’ll learn the fundamental concepts of SwiftUI by working with views, layouts, and dynamic types. This SwiftUI book will also help you get hands-on with declarative programming for building apps that can run on multiple platforms. Throughout the book, you’ll work on a chart app (watchOS), NBA draft app (watchOS), financial app (iPhone), Tesla form app (iPhone), sports news app (iPad), and shoe point-of-sale system (iPad), which will enable you to understand the core elements of a SwiftUI project. By the end of the book, you’ll have built fully functional projects for multiple platforms and gained the knowledge required to become a professional SwiftUI developer.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Displaying the app container

We are going to approach the design of this app a little differently than we have before. Since we are creating our own custom split view, we are going to set up each side first, then add in the other elements after.

Let's look at what we are going to create first:

Figure 8.1

We have two sides to our app, along with a couple of icons. Let's get started by creating our custom split view first.

Creating a products header view

We are going to create a custom split view starting with the view on the left, which is what will hold our products. Create a new SwiftUI file named ProductsHeaderView and save it in the Products folder inside Supporting Views.

In the body variable, replace the Text view with the following:

HStack {
	Spacer()
    Text(“KICKZ STORE”)
        .custom(font: .heavy, size: 30)
    Spacer()
...