How to import Objective-C framework in Swift framework

In a normal swift project we would create a bridging-header and import our objective-C framework in the bridging-header.

In the case of a framework you will need to create a custom swift module.

Let’s say you have an objective-C framework called MyFramework.

Firstly, add your framework to the project:

Then you need to add an aggregate to the project and target list.

Enter the name of the objective-c framework as the product name.

Then go to Build Phases > + > New Run Script Phase.

Enter the following script:

Make sure you set path of the header file to the path the header file of your objective-C framework. You can find the here:

BUILD the aggregate MobileFramework by selecting it from the list of schemes.

Now we must include the framework in our project. We do this by adding the MobileFramework module to the Target Dependencies of our main project (framework).

Now build your MyCustomFramework project.

Simply use the the framework in your swift file by adding the import statement:


Resign an IPA file including frameworks

Run these commands from the terminal in the folder where you have YOUR_IPA.ipa file.

  1. unzip -q YOUR_IPA.ipa
  2. rm -rf Payload/
  3. rm -rf Payload/
  4. codesign -f -s “iPhone Distribution: XXX (XXXX)” Payload/
  5. security cms -D -i PRODUCTION.mobileprovision > pr.plist
  6. /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -x -c ‘Print :Entitlements’ pr.plist > YOUR_Plist.plist
  7. codesign -f -s “iPhone Distribution: XXX (XXXX)” –entitlements YOUR_Plist.plist Payload/
  8. zip -qr ResignedApp.ipa Payload SwiftSupport Symbols

Safe area fix guide for earlier versions of iOS

Safe area layout is introduced in iOS11 but what can we do if we are supporting < iOS 11 and we have a xib view that is initiated in a ViewController and somehow the upper part of the xib view appears behind the NavigationBar??? To fix this, simply add this line in your viewDidLoad.

self.edgesForExtendedLayout = UIRectEdge.init(rawValue: 0)

For more information visit EdgesForExtendedLayout at Apple.