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SwiftUI - Access Calendar and Events on it 🗓️

Are you tired of missing appointments and forgetting important dates? Do you wish there was an easier way to keep track of your busy schedule? Well, today is your lucky day! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to access and use the calendar in SwiftUI. So, let’s get started!

First, let’s import the EventKit framework, which provides access to the calendar and reminders on iOS and macOS:


import EventKit

Next, let’s create a simple SwiftUI view that displays a list of events from the user’s calendar:


struct CalendarView: View {
    let eventStore = EKEventStore()
    @State private var events: [EKEvent] = []

    var body: some View {
        List(events, id: \.self) { event in
            Text(event.title)
        }
        .onAppear {
            requestAccess()
        }
    }

    private func requestAccess() {
        eventStore.requestAccess(to: .event) { granted, error in
            if granted {
                let endDate = Date().addingTimeInterval(60 * 60 * 24 * 7) // 7 days from now
                let predicate = eventStore.predicateForEvents(withStart: Date(), end: endDate, calendars: nil)
                events = eventStore.events(matching: predicate)
            } else {
                // Handle access denied error
            }
        }
    }
}

In this code, we define a CalendarView that contains a list of events from the user's calendar. We use the EKEventStoreclass to request access to the user's calendar and fetch the events using a predicate. We use the @State property wrapper to update the list of events when the user grants access.


Now, let’s see how we can use this view in our app:

struct ContentView: View {
    var body: some View {
        NavigationView {
            CalendarView()
                .navigationBarTitle("Calendar")
        }
    }
}

In this code, we define a ContentView that contains a navigation view with the CalendarView as its root view. We use the navigationBarTitle modifier to set the title of the navigation bar.

And there you have it! You now have a basic understanding of how to access and use the calendar in SwiftUI. By using this framework, you can keep track of your busy schedule and never miss an important event again. Plus, you’ll avoid becoming the kind of person who shows up to a meeting on the wrong day. “Wait, today is Wednesday? I thought it was Thursday!”


We hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and if you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below. Keep coding, and remember to always take breaks and hydrate.


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