SwiftUI State and Binding

These are notes I’ve taken while watching the video of the corresponding session. They don’t have all the information contained in the video, but I’ve tried to still write the main points for my personal use cases.

view = f(state)

Difference between state and binding

@state is the source of truth @binding you define a dependency on a source of truth without owning it sothat it can be provided by another component. It is just a reference to the state.

You can later pass in the binding using the $ prefix.

Publishers fire values over time. They need to be swnt on the main thread. If you have a publishjer you can liste tpo it in your view

@state publisherValue


  newValue in
  self.publisherValue =newValue

If I have a model I can confirm it to BindableObject. I need to provide a publisher.

class Model: BindableObject {
  var didChange = MyPublisher<Void,Never>()

  func changeData(){
    //... change data

Every time our model changes we need to send it ober.SwiftUI will debounce it accordingly noit to redraw the view too many times.

We can now implememnt a dependency on our BindableObject using @ObjectBinding. Each view will depend on the model.

struct MyView: View {
  @ObjectBinding var model: Model
MyView(model: model)

With great Dependency Injection. SwiftUI will automatically manage thje dependency. No manual invalidation needed.

Every time you use a reference type you should use @ObjectBinding.

You can use @EnvironmentObject the same way as ObjectBinding, but indirectly.This is for data needed across the hierarchy. For example it is used for layout direction, dark mode, accent color, …

state only for small objects since it’s owned by the view. If it can be represented by an external source (for example a database) use BindableObject.


Valentino Urbano

iOS Developer, Swift, Writer, Husband

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