Create SwiftUI project in Xcode

Last updated Dec 18, 2021

SwiftUI is Apple’s new user interface framework introduced in 2019. Its main purpose is to provide developers a natural way for building user interfaces with live previews without using storyboards. In this SwiftUI tutorial we will start how to create first swiftUI project in xcode.


Prerequisites :

  • Xcode 11 or later
  • macOS Catalina for live previews


You can create SwiftUI project like regular iOS projects but you shall choose SwiftUI as interface instead of Storyboard.

  1. Open up Xcode
  2. Create a new Xcode project
  3. Select App and click Next
  4. Name the project however you like
  5. Make sure that the Interface is SwiftUI 


create swift UI first project


create swift UI first project-2


Hit Next and your first SwiftUI project is created. 


Now your project looks something like this:

create swift UI first project-3


The blank screen on the right is the live preview page. To start previewing, you can click on "Resume" on the top right and wait for a second to load it.


Once the preview get loaded, you can start doing changes at code level on the left pane (ContentView) to see the changes in preview section.

There are two structs ContentView and ContentView_Previews

  • The ContentView is responsible for the contents and layout of the screen. Basically, you construct your app’s user interface inside the ContentView's body property by using suitable UI elements.

  • ContentView_Previews structure helped to preview the pane in the ContentView. If you don't want to have preview, you can comment it so.




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