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Observe objects in SwiftUI Views which may be nil
.package(url: "https://github.com/fourplusone/observed-optional-object.git", from: "v0.1.1")




SwiftUIs @ObservedObject requires that the observed object actually exists. In some cases it's convenient to observe an object which might be nil. In this case, @ObservedOptionalObject can be used.

struct SomeView: View {
    // Instead of
    @ObservedObject var anObject: Model? // Won't work
    // use
    @ObservedOptionalObject var anObject: Model?
    var body: some View {
        HStack {
            if let name = anObject?.name {

Please note, that @ObservedOptionalObject is only useful if your contains content that should be displayed, even when the object is nil. Otherwise the view should be contained within an if let statement: if let obj = obj { SomeView(anObject: obj) }


This package is available via SwiftPM

dependencies: [
    .package(url: "https://github.com/fourplusone/observed-optional-object.git", 
        .upToNextMinor(from: "0.1.0")


This project is licensed under the MIT License.


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Release Notes

2 weeks ago
  • [FEAT] iOS Support

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