Latest 0.9.0
Homepage https://github.com/adamhartford/SwiftR
License MIT
Platforms ios 8.0, osx 10.10, requires ARC
Authors

A Swift client for SignalR. Supports hubs and persistent connections.

How does it work?

It’s a wrapper around the SignalR JavaScript client running in a hidden web view. As such, it’s subject to the same limitations of that client — namely, no support for custom headers when using WebSockets. This is because the browser’s WebSocket client does not support custom headers.

UIWebView or WKWebView?

Either, your choice. Note that since WKWebView runs in a separate process, it does not have access to cookies in NSHTTPCookieStorage. If you need cookies, use UIWebView. SwiftR uses UIWebView by default, but you can choose WKWebView instead:

// Client
SwiftR.useWKWebView = true

Also when using WKWebView, make sure to enable CORS on your server:

// Server
app.UseCors (CorsOptions.AllowAll);

What versions of SignalR are supported?

SwiftR supports SignalR version 2.x. Version 2.2.0 is assumed by default. To change the SignalR version:

SwiftR.signalRVersion = .v2_2_0
//SwiftR.signalRVersion = .v2_1_2
//SwiftR.signalRVersion = .v2_1_1
//SwiftR.signalRVersion = .v2_1_0
//SwiftR.signalRVersion = .v2_0_3
//SwiftR.signalRVersion = .v2_0_2
//SwiftR.signalRVersion = .v2_0_1
//SwiftR.signalRVersion = .v2_0_0

Installation

CocoaPods:

use_frameworks!
pod 'SwiftR'

Carthage:

github 'adamhartford/SwiftR'

Server Example

See https://github.com/adamhartford/SignalRDemo for a sample self-hosted SignalR application. Or, https://github.com/adamhartford/SignalRApplication for an ASP.NET 5 version.

Simple Example (Hub)

“`c#
// Server
public class SimpleHub : Hub
{
public void SendSimple(string message, detail)
{
Clients.All.notifySimple (message, detail);
}
}


Default parameter names in callback response:
```swift
// Client
SwiftR.connect("http://localhost:8080") { connection in
    let simpleHub = connection.createHubProxy("simpleHub")

    // Event handler
    simpleHub.on("notifySimple") { args in
        let message = args!["0"] as! String
        let detail = args!["1"] as! String
        print("Message: (message)nDetail: (detail)")
    }
}

...

// Invoke server method
simpleHub.invoke("sendSimple", arguments: ["Simple Test", "This is a simple message"])

// Invoke server method and handle response
simpleHub.invoke("sendSimple", arguments: ["Simple Test", "This is a simple message"]) { (result, error) in
    if let e = error {
        print("Error message: (e)")
    } else {
        print("Success!")
        if let r = result {
            print("Result: (r)")
        }
    }
}

Custom parameter names in callback response:

// Client
SwiftR.connect("http://localhost:8080") { connection in
    let simpleHub = connection.createHubProxy("simpleHub")

    // Event handler
    simpleHub.on("notifySimple", parameters: ["message", "detail"]) { args in
        let message = args!["message"] as! String
        let detail = args!["detail"] as! String
        print("Message: (message)nDetail: (detail)")
    }
}

Complex Example (Hub)

“`c#
// Server
public class ComplexMessage
{
public int MessageId { get; set; }
public string Message { get; set; }
public string Detail { get; set; }
public IEnumerable Items { get; set; }
}

// Server
public class ComplexHub : Hub
{
public void SendComplex(ComplexMessage message)
{
Clients.All.notifyComplex (message);
}
}


```swift
// Client
var complexHub: Hub!

SwiftR.connect("http://localhost:8080") { [weak self] connection in
    self?.complexHub = connection.createHubProxy("complexHub")

    self?.complexHub.on("notifyComplex") { args in
        let m: AnyObject = args!["0"] as AnyObject!
        print(m)
    }
}

...

let message = [
    "messageId": 1,
    "message": "Complex Test",
    "detail": "This is a complex message",
    "items": ["foo", "bar", "baz"]
]

// Invoke server method
complexHub.invoke("sendComplex", parameters: [message])

Persistent Connections

“`c#
// Server
app.MapSignalR ("/echo");

public class MyConnection : PersistentConnection
{
protected override Task OnReceived(IRequest request, string connectionId, string data)
{
return Connection.Broadcast(data);
}
}


```swift
// Client
var persistentConnection: SignalR!

persistentConnection = SwiftR.connect("http://localhost:8080/echo", connectionType: .Persistent) { connection in
    connection.received = { data in
        print(data!)
    }
}

// Send data
persistentConnection.send("Persistent Connection Test")

Transport Method

By default, SignalR will choose the best transport available to you. You can also specify the transport method:

SwiftR.transport = .Auto // This is the default
SwiftR.transport = .WebSockets
SwiftR.transport = .ServerSentEvents
SwiftR.transport = .ForeverFrame
SwiftR.transport = .LongPolling

Connection Lifetime Events

SwiftR exposes the following SignalR events:

SwiftR.connect("http://localhost:8080") { connection in
    ...

    connection.started = { print("started") }
    connection.connected = { print("connected: (connection.connectionID)") }
    connection.connectionSlow = { print("connectionSlow") }
    connection.reconnecting = { print("reconnecting") }
    connection.reconnected = { print("reconnected") }
    connection.disconnected = { print("disconnected") }
}

Reconnecting

You may find it necessary to try reconnecting manually once disconnected. Here’s an example of how to do that:

connection.disconnected = {
    print("Disconnected...")

    // Try again after 5 seconds
    let delayTime = dispatch_time(DISPATCH_TIME_NOW, Int64(5 * Double(NSEC_PER_SEC)))
    dispatch_after(delayTime, dispatch_get_main_queue()) {
        connection.start()
    }
}

Stop/Start Connection

Use the stop() and start() methods to manage connections manually.

var myConnection: SignalR!

myConnection = SwiftR.connect("http://localhost:8080") { connection in
    let simpleHub = connection.createHubProxy("simpleHub")

    // Event handler
    simpleHub.on("notifySimple") { args in
        let message = args!["0"] as! String
        let detail = args!["1"] as! String
        print("Message: (message)nDetail: (detail)")
    }
}

...

if myConnection.state == .Connected {
    myConnection.stop()
} else if myConnection.state == .Disonnected {
    myConnection.start()
}

... // Or...

SwiftR.stopAll()
SwiftR.startAll()

Connection State

public enum State {
    case Connecting
    case Connected
    case Disconnected
}

...

if myConnection.state == .Connecting {
    // Do something...
}

Sending information to SignalR

Query String

SwiftR.connect("http://localhost:8080") { connection in
    connection.queryString = ["foo": "bar"]
    ...
}

Custom Headers (Non-WebSocket Only)

SwiftR.connect("http://localhost:8080") { connection in
    connection.headers = ["X-MyHeader1": "Value1", "X-MyHeader2", "Value2"]
    ...
}

Cookies (UIWebView Only)

SwiftR will send any cookies in your app’s NSHTTPCookieStorage to SignalR. You can also set cookies manually:

let cookieProperties = [
    NSHTTPCookieName: "Foo",
    NSHTTPCookieValue: "Bar",
    NSHTTPCookieDomain: "myserver.com",
    NSHTTPCookiePath: "/",
]
let cookie = NSHTTPCookie(properties: cookieProperties)
NSHTTPCookieStorage.sharedHTTPCookieStorage().setCookie(cookie!)

Error Handling

connection.error = { error in 
  print("Error: (error)")

  if let source = error?["source"] as? String where source == "TimeoutException" {
      print("Connection timed out. Restarting...")
      connection.start()
  }
}

License

SwiftR is released under the MIT license. See LICENSE for details.

Latest podspec

{
    "name": "SwiftR",
    "version": "0.9.0",
    "license": {
        "type": "MIT",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    },
    "summary": "Swift client for SignalR",
    "homepage": "https://github.com/adamhartford/SwiftR",
    "social_media_url": "http://twitter.com/adamhartford",
    "authors": {
        "Adam Hartford": "[email protected]"
    },
    "source": {
        "git": "https://github.com/adamhartford/SwiftR.git",
        "tag": "v0.9.0"
    },
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "8.0",
        "osx": "10.10"
    },
    "source_files": "SwiftR/*.swift",
    "resources": "SwiftR/Web/*.js",
    "requires_arc": true
}

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