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Homepage https://github.com/SimonMcFarlane/TransitionCoordinator
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Platforms ios 8.0
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Installation

TransitionCoordinator is available through CocoaPods. To install
it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'TransitionCoordinator'

Overview

TransitionCoordinator is designed to simplfy the handling of custom view controller transitions in iOS apps.

What features does it have?
  • handles the pushing/popping of UIViewController on/off a UINavigationController‘s stack.
  • handles the presenting/dismissing of UIViewController modally.
  • allows each transition to use a different TransitionAnimator. This therefore allows a chain of view controllers to be pushed onto a navigation stack, all with different transitions.
  • allows each transition to specify an image and/or text for it’s back button.
  • comes pre-loaded with some basic transitions.
  • has an easy structure to add and use your own custom transitions.
  • supports view controller transitions both programmatically and via UIStoryboardSegue.

How does it works

The library is comprised of three parts. The TransitionCoordinator, TransitionAnimator and TransitionPresentationController.

TransitionCoordinator

The TransitionCoordinator singleton provides convenience functions, which can be used to specify animations when pushing or presenting a view controller.

Before beginning a transition, the transition coordinator will ask the view controller for it’s TransitionAnimator (and TransitionPresentationController if it’s being presented modally), which is used for the actual transition animation. This applies to both the transition to the next view controller and the transition to the previous view controller.

As each view controller defines it’s own transition, this allows each view controller to be pushed onto a navigation stack with a unique transition. For example, it is possible to push view controllers onto a navigation stack one at a time with transitions such as ‘radial’ -> ‘vertical’ -> ‘fade’. When the view controllers are popped off the navigation stack, they will be popped with the animations in order of ‘fade’ -> ‘vertical’ -> ‘radial’.

TransitionAnimator

The TransitionAnimator dictates how the transition will be animated. You can create your own subclass to make a specific animation, or use one of the provided classes.

The TransitionAnimator is the component that descibes the actual animation that takes place. e.g. a vertical animation or a radial wipe. It can also be initialised with both an optional navigationBackImage and navigationBackTitle. This allows each view controller being presented to define it’s own back-button and back-button title. This is a useful feature due to the fact that if you decide that you want to push your navigation controller’s view controllers vertically instead of the standard horizontal way, a ‘back’ button may not make as much sense as displaying an ‘up’ button to pop back.

The TransitionAnimator conforms to the UIViewControllerAnimatedTransitioning protocol and implements the functions:

public func transitionDuration(transitionContext: UIViewControllerContextTransitioning?) -> NSTimeInterval

public func animateTransition(transitionContext: UIViewControllerContextTransitioning)

This allows you to define the both the duration and the actual animation itself. To create your own animations you should subclass TransitionAnimator and implement these functions. See the bundled project for transition animator examples.

TransitionPresentationController

TransitionPresentationController is a UIPresentationController subclass and provides advanced view and transition management for presented view controllers. If you are pushing a view controller onto a navigation stack, then the TransitionPresentationController is not needed. It is used for presenting view controllers only.

The TransitionPresentationController should be used when presenting a view controller, and defines how that view controller will be presented. You can create your own subclass to define a specific style, or use one of the provided classes. The Transition Presentation Controller is optional, if one isn’t provided a default Full Screen Modal will be shown.

Usage

Pushing a view controller

When pushing a UIViewController onto the stack of a UINavigationController the view controller must conform to the TransitionCoordinatorPushableViewController protocol. This ensures that the view controller defines its own TransitionAnimator (which the coordinator will ask for when it is going to perform the transition).

To perform the push transition programmatically:
guard let navigationController = self.navigationController else { return }
let viewController = PushableViewController()

TransitionCoordinator.sharedCoordinator.setPushTransitionAnimator(TransitionAnimatorTopToBottom(),
                                                                  forViewController: viewController,
                                                                  withNavigationController: navigationController)

navigationController.pushViewController(viewController, animated: true)

Note that the TransitionCoordinator must be invoked before the view controller is pushed.

To perform the push transition via UIStoryboardSegue:
override func prepare(for segue: UIStoryboardSegue, sender: Any?)
{
    guard let navigationController = self.navigationController else { return }

    TransitionCoordinator.sharedCoordinator.setPushTransitionAnimator(TransitionAnimatorTopToBottom(),
                                                                      forViewController: segue.destination,
                                                                      withNavigationController: navigationController)
}
Presenting a view controller

When presenting a UIViewController modally the view controller must conform to the TransitionCoordinatorPresentableViewController protocol. This ensures that the view controller defines its own TransitionAnimator and TransitionPresentationController (which the coordinator will ask for when it is going to perform the transition).

To perform the present transition programmatically:
let viewController = PresentableViewController()
let navigationController = UINavigationController(rootViewController: viewController)

TransitionCoordinator.sharedCoordinator.setPresentTransitionAnimator(TransitionAnimatorTopToBottom(),
                                                                     forViewController: navigationController)

self.present(navigationController, animated: true, completion: nil)
To perform the present transition via UIStoryboardSegue:
override func prepare(for segue: UIStoryboardSegue, sender: Any?)
{
    TransitionCoordinator.sharedCoordinator.setPresentTransitionAnimator(TransitionAnimatorTopToBottom(),
                                                                         forViewController: segue.destination)
}

Example

To run the example project, clone the repo, and run pod install from the Example directory first.

Requirements

  • iOS 9.3+
  • Swift

Author

Simon McFarlane, [email protected]

License

TransitionCoordinator is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

Latest podspec

{
    "name": "TransitionCoordinator",
    "version": "0.1.0",
    "summary": "TransitionCoordinator can be used to easily customize transition animations when pushing or presenting a view controller.",
    "description": "TransitionCoordinator handles the use of custom animations when either pushing a view controller onto a navigation stack or when modally presenting a view controller.",
    "homepage": "https://github.com/SimonMcFarlane/TransitionCoordinator",
    "license": {
        "type": "MIT",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    },
    "authors": {
        "Simon McFarlane": "[email protected]"
    },
    "source": {
        "git": "https://github.com/SimonMcFarlane/TransitionCoordinator.git",
        "tag": "0.1.0"
    },
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "8.0"
    },
    "swift_version": "4.1",
    "source_files": "TransitionCoordinator/Classes/**/*"
}

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