Use Callbacks in Swift in Place of Delegates

Updated 6 February 2024


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Use Callbacks in Swift in place of Delegates

Callback In Swift

In Swift, a callback refers to a mechanism where a function or a piece of code is passed as an argument to another function. The function receiving the callback can the execute the provided code at a later time or under certain conditions.

Callback are often used to handle asynchronous operation, such as network request, animation, or other task that don’t complete immediately.

There are different ways to implement callbacks in Swift, but we saw callback through closure here.

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You can use closures to define a block of code that can be passed around and executed later.

In Swift closure callback refers to the use of closure as a mechanism for handling asynchronous or events. Callback are often employed to notify the completion of a task or handle the result of an asynchronous operations.

Closers can be passed as argument to functions, allowing you to define a block of code that gets executed at a later time when a specific condition met.

Implementation of Callback In Swift

Before working on Callback, you need to follow below steps.

This this implementation we will use Alamofire to Api Calling .

1. Create A New Project:

First of all we need to create a new project where you will implement Callback in Swift in Place of Delegate.

2. Create A Class For Calling Your Network Request:

After that you need to create a class for calling your network request by name NetworkManager

3. Create Function To Send Request

After that you need to create function in class NetworkManager to which you want to send Network Request.

4. Create ServiceResponse

ServiceResponse is a  typealias which will contain your response and error.

5. Write Code For FetchData.

In this steps we will write below mention code inside fetchData() method.

6. Send Request From ViewController:

In this steps we will send request from our ViewController class.

In responseObject, you will get your data using this Callback.


In this article we have discussed about Use Callbacks in Swift. 

I hope this blog is helpful to understand Callbacks.

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