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Passing data back from a modal view in WatchKit


I wrote a full example that uses Delegation in WatchKit, passing the delegate instance in the context, and calling delegate function from the modal : Here is the full project example on GitHub

Here is the principale classes of the example :

InterfaceController.swift

This is the main Controller, there are a label and a button on his view. When you press the button, the presentItemChooser get called and it present the ModalView (ModalInterfaceController). I pass the instance of InterfaceController in the context to the modal. Important this controller implements `ModalItemChooserDelegate' functions (the protocol definition is in the modal file)

class InterfaceController: WKInterfaceController, ModalItemChooserDelegate {    @IBOutlet weak var itemSelected: WKInterfaceLabel!    var item = "No Item"    override func awakeWithContext(context: AnyObject?) {        super.awakeWithContext(context)        // Configure interface objects here.    }    override func willActivate() {        // This method is called when watch view controller is about to be visible to user        itemSelected.setText(item)        super.willActivate()    }    override func didDeactivate() {        // This method is called when watch view controller is no longer visible        super.didDeactivate()    }    func didSelectItem(itemSelected: String) {        self.item = itemSelected    }    @IBAction func presentItemChooser() {        self.presentControllerWithName("ModalInterfaceController", context: self)    }}

ModalInterfaceController.swift

This is the class of my modal controller. I hold the reference of my previous controller (self.delegate = context as? InterfaceController). When a row is selected, I call my delegate function didSelectItem(selectedItem) before dismissing it.

protocol ModalItemChooserDelegate {        func didSelectItem(itemSelected:String)    }    class ModalInterfaceController: WKInterfaceController {        let rowId = "CustomTableRowController"        let items = ["Item 1", "Item 2", "Item 3", "Item 4", "Item 5"]        var delegate: InterfaceController?        @IBOutlet weak var customTable: WKInterfaceTable!        override func awakeWithContext(context: AnyObject?) {            super.awakeWithContext(context)            self.delegate = context as? InterfaceController            // Configure interface objects here.            println(delegate)            loadTableData()        }        override func willActivate() {            // This method is called when watch view controller is about to be visible to user            super.willActivate()        }        override func didDeactivate() {            // This method is called when watch view controller is no longer visible            super.didDeactivate()        }        private func loadTableData(){            customTable.setNumberOfRows(items.count, withRowType: rowId)            for(i, itemName) in enumerate(items){                let row = customTable.rowControllerAtIndex(i) as! TableRowController                row.fillRow(itemName)            }        }        override func table(table: WKInterfaceTable, didSelectRowAtIndex rowIndex: Int) {            let selectedItem = items[rowIndex]            self.delegate?.didSelectItem(selectedItem)            self.dismissController()        }    }

This is how I pass data back to my previous Controller. If is a better way let me know, I'll take it. :)


You can transfer back information via Protocols by passing self within the context:

InterfaceController.m

// don't forget to conform to the protocol!@interface InterfaceController() <PictureSelectionControllerDelegate>//...// in some method[self pushControllerWithName:@"PictureSelectionController"                      context:@{@"delegate" : self}];

And setting the delegate like so:

PictureSelectionController.m

@property (nonatomic, unsafe_unretained) id<PictureSelectionControllerDelegate> delegate;// ...- (void)awakeWithContext:(id)context {    [super awakeWithContext:context];    // Configure interface objects here.    if ([context isKindOfClass:[NSDictionary class]]) {        self.delegate = [context objectForKey:@"delegate"];    }}

Don't forget to declare your protocol:

PictureSelectionController.h

@protocol PictureSelectionControllerDelegate <NSObject>- (void)selectedPicture:(UIImage *)picture;@end

Then you can call that method from PictureSelectionController.m:

- (IBAction)buttonTapped {    // get image    UIImage *someCrazyKatPicture = //...    [self.delegate seletedPicture:someCrazyKatPicture];}

And receive it in the delegate method within InterfaceController.m:

- (void)selectedPicture:(UIImage *)picture {    NSLog(@"Got me a cat picture! %@", picture);}


As ghr says, this requires a bit more explanation. The easy (if hacky) way is to make the presenting controller be part of the context that you are passing into the presented controller. That way, you can call back to the presenting controller when you need to. One way to do this is to use an NSDictionary as your context, and store a special key with a reference to the presenting controller. Hope this helps.


matomo