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Why is the extension of my Swift class not visible outside the defining file?

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

I have an Xcode-generated NSManagedObject class for my CoreData model.

@objc(SomeClass) class SomeClass : NSManagedObject { /* ... */ }

It is defined in a file named ‘SomeClass.swift’. I would like to extend this class, so I created ‘SomeClassExtension.swift’. I define the extension like this:

extension SomeClass {
    class func typeMethod1() {}
    func instanceMethod2() {}
}

These extension methods can be used within this defining file, but they are not visible outside of it. What is causing this issue?

Answers:

It sounds like your new file (SomeClassExtension.swift) didn’t get included in the correct target. Double-check the file’s target membership by selecting the file in Xcode, then opening the “File Inspector” (View menu > Utilities > Show File Inspector). Make sure the correct targets are checked under the Target Membership heading.

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I don’t see any public modifiers on those methods.