An object that encapsulates all information about a person in the Address Book database.


class ABPerson : ABRecord


An ABPerson object corresponds to a single person record in the database. A person object contains the person’s name, company, address, email addresses, and phone numbers.

The ABPerson class is “toll-free bridged” with its procedural C opaque-type counterpart. This means that the ABPersonRef type is interchangeable in function or method calls with instances of the ABPerson class.


Managing Properties

class func addPropertiesAndTypes([AnyHashable : Any]!) -> Int

Adds the given properties to all the records of this type in the Address Book database.

class func removeProperties([Any]!) -> Int

Removes the given properties from all the records of this type in the Address Book database.

class func properties() -> [Any]!

Returns an array of the names of all the properties for the record in the Address Book database.

class func type(ofProperty: String!) -> ABPropertyType

Returns the type of a given property.

Managing Linked People

func linkedPeople() -> [Any]!

Returns the array of all person records that are linked to the person this record represents.

Managing Groups

func parentGroups() -> [Any]!

Returns an array of the address book groups that this person belongs to.

Managing Images

class func cancelLoadingImageData(forTag: Int)

Cancels an asynchronous fetch of the images for a given tag.

func beginLoadingImageData(for: ABImageClient!) -> Int

Starts an asynchronous fetch for image data in all locations

func imageData() -> Data!

Returns data that contains a picture of this person.

func setImageData(Data!) -> Bool

Sets the image for this person to the given data.

Importing and Exporting vCard Formatted Files

init!(vCardRepresentation: Data!)

Returns an ABPerson instance initialized with the given data.

func vCardRepresentation() -> Data!

Returns the vCard representation of the person record as a data object in vCard format.


Person Flags

Settings that determine how person records are displayed.


Inherits From

Conforms To