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Using didSet on Swift properties to clean up viewDidLoad

September 12, 2020 · 1 min read

We have all seen those big view controllers and especially viewDidLoad functions with a whole bunch of set up code in them. Well, there is a very simple idea you can use to clean at least some of it up and make things more readable in the process.

On properties, we can use didSet as a place to put our setup code in. In this video, I’ll refactor a few simple set up lines of code back up into the IBOutlets and away from the view controller load function.

Peter Witham

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