Add Swift Package to Xcode Project


Table of Contents

Introduction
Prerequisites
Let’s Start
Add Swift Package
Update Swift Package
Result

Introduction

The Swift Package Manager is a tool for managing the distribution of Swift code.

It’s integrated with the Swift build system to automate the process of downloading, compiling, and linking dependencies.

Prerequisites

  • The Package Manager will only work with Swift 3.0 and above.

Let’s Start

Add Swift Package

Create a new Swift project called SPMDemo. (You can give any project name as you wish.)

Now let’s start the process to add Swift Package into created Xcode project.

Click on project name under Project section.

In our case click on SPMDemo under Project as shown below.

After this click on Package Dependancies and click on action.

Now, Search or Enter the package URL you want to utilise for your Xcode project and click on Add Package.

Once the package loaded it will look like below.

Now, simply click on Add Package and select the specific target (if you have multiple targets) in which you want to use this package.

Once you add the package you can check the package details as shown below.

Update Swift Package

If you added the Swift Package manager and in future the package has been enhanced with some new changes then in the Xcode project you need to update the swift package.

So, to update the Swift Package just right click on package name under Package Dependancies and click on Update Package.

We are done.

Result

With this blog post, you have learned,

  • Add Swift Package into Xcode project.
  • Update Swift Package into Xcode project

Hope this helps!

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