Errata for SwiftUI by Tutorials 1st Edition

Code snippet for Async transitions should have the removal scale to 0.0 and not 1.0.

It will be updated for the next book version. You can fix by dropping the state variable in the preview and replace it with .constant(true) as the parameter for showModal and it should work.

I’ll look at the code snippet.

Thanks!

I just started reading the book and found a very minor typo. On page 12, in this sentence:

“We’ve also set up an official forum for the book at https:// forums.kodeco.com/c/books/swiftui-by-tutorials.

the text is correct, but the embedded link uses “http” instead of “https”. As a result, Safari doesn’t resolve it and results in a broken link. Copying the https text into the browser works, though.

Hi everyone!

In release Xcode 11 it seems much have changed:
Now Slider(constant: 0.3) seems to make static slider. (Until we make HStack like in “Making Reusable Views”)

But I’m still on Mohave, maybe this is the problem.

Will early access be updated for release versions? Or you will update final version of the book?
Thanks

Hi! The final version will certainly be up to date for Xcode 11.

But I’m not sure what you mean about Slider.

Slider(value: .constant(0.3)) creates a Slider with the thumb at 0.3, and you can’t move it, even if you embed Slider in an HStack.

There is an error in the Chapter 7: State & Data Flow.
In the ChoicesView’s body property you need to update the code from:

var body: some View {
    VStack(spacing: 25) {
      ForEach(0 ..< self.answers.count) { index in
        Button(action: {
          self.answer(self.answers[index])
        }, label: {
          Text(self.answers[index])
            .font(.title)
        })
        Divider()
      }
    }
  }

to:

var body: some View {
    VStack(spacing: 25) {
        ForEach(self.answers, id: \.self) { answer in
            Group {
                Button(action: {
                    self.answer(answer)
                }, label: {
                    Text(answer)
                        .font(.title)
                })
                Divider()
            }
        }
    }
  }

In order to fix the bug you can see in the console too:

ForEach<Range, Int, TupleView<(Button, Divider)>> count (3) != its initial count (0). ForEach(_:content:) should only be used for constant data. Instead conform data to Identifiable or use ForEach(_:id:content:) and provide an explicit id!

Chapter 6 (page 214 in iBooks) Splitting Text note. I think the “last two modifiers” should be .font and .bold, not .lineLimit and .multilineTextAlignment.

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In the code, #If DEBUG and #endif are no longer required for the preview blocks

Thank you very much - you are right, I listed the wrong modifiers.

The code provided for BullsEyePlus in Chapter 5 has an incorrect computed value for the alpha variable.

It should be the complement value.

private var alpha: Double {
   1 - (abs(Double(game.targetValue) - currentValue) / 100.0)
}

In Chapter 5, the first image showing you when adding the target’s Framework shows you correctly adding the Workspace/Game/Game from the list.
The image showing the added framework for the WatchKit extension as Games (note the s on the end of Game)

you’re right! we’ll get rid of them all in the next update.

thanks! I thought I’d caught them all :blush:

the project’s alpha value is correct: when currentValue == targetValue, alpha is 0 — the idea is for the slider thumb to disappear when it’s in the correct location.

in the previous chapter’s challenge, alpha is 1.0 - Double(computeScore())/100.0 because computeScore returns 100 - difference.

Yes, sorry. I misread this. I, for some reason thought that it was the other way round, where the Alpha became 1 when you were on target. It makes the game a lot more difficult :slight_smile:

There are two chapters with the number 6 in the title heading.
page 102 “Chapter 6: Intro to controls: Text & Image”
Page 128 “Chapter 6: State & Data Flow”

However the table of contents has page 128 listed as chap 7.

More importantly here is an editorial suggestion: the State & Data flow chapter departs from the tutorial format. It is structured as a commentary upon the example Kuchi app rather than the point by point construction of the prior tutorial chapters.
In fact from some of the writing it almost feels like there was chapter deleted at the last minute where the example was constructed. Or alternatively in the rush to publish the construction segments did not get completed.
For example page 136 "“You’ve already decided that your WelcomeView and your RegisterView need to share some information. Initially, you identified the shared information to be the name of your user” – actually the reader has not done anything yet in this chapter except read commentary and code.
I agree with the intro that the topic is very important. The tutorial approach of the other chapters has been working very well with my personal learning style. Can you consider a major expansion of this chapter in the next edition? Thanks !!! Will L-B

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Not sure if this has been caught yet…

In Chapter 7, when you add practice to the initializer, it breaks the ChallengeView_Previews.

I changed it to the following to get rid of the error:

#if DEBUG
struct ChallengeView_Previews: PreviewProvider {
    static var previews: some View {
        return ChallengeView(onComplete: {}, practice: PracticeStore())
    }
}
#endif

Chapter 10, page 235

I think that the following code:

ScrollView {
  VStack {
Text("\(fl.airline) \(fl.number)") Text("\(fl.flightStatus) at \(fl.currentTimeString)") Text("At gate \(fl.gate)")
} }

Should actually be:

            ScrollView {
                ForEach(flightData) { fl in
                    VStack {
                        Text("\(fl.airline) \(fl.number)")
                        Text("\(fl.flightStatus) at \(fl.currentTimeString)")
                        Text("At gate \(fl.gate)")
                    }
                }
            }

If the ScrollView is left as-is, each flight information section is wrapped in a ScrollView rather than wrapping all of them inside of one, large, ScrollView

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You’re correct. The text mentions the ForEach() should be wrapped, but doesn’t show it in the code sample. We’ll get it fixed in the next update.

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I thought the same and was glad to have found your comment before submitting my own. :slight_smile:

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