Instance Method

openURL(_:)

Attempts to open the resource at the specified URL.

Declaration

func openURL(_ url: URL) -> Bool

Parameters

url

A URL (Universal Resource Locator). UIKit supports many common schemes, including the http, https, tel, facetime, and mailto schemes. You can also employ custom URL schemes associated with apps installed on the device.

Return Value

true if the resource located by the URL was successfully opened; otherwise false.

Discussion

The URL you pass to this method can identify a resource in the app that calls the method, or a resource to be handled by another app. If the resource is to be handled another app, invoking this method might cause the calling app to quit so the other can launch.

To check if there is an installed app that can handle a scheme, call the canOpenURL(_:) method before calling this one. Be sure to read the description of that method for an important note about registering the schemes you want to employ.

See Also

Deprecated Symbols

func registerUserNotificationSettings(UIUserNotificationSettings)

Registers your preferred options for notifying the user.

Deprecated
var currentUserNotificationSettings: UIUserNotificationSettings?

Returns the user notification settings for the app.

Deprecated
struct UIRemoteNotificationType

Constants indicating the types of notifications the app may display to the user.

Deprecated
func scheduleLocalNotification(UILocalNotification)

Schedules a local notification for delivery at its encapsulated date and time.

Deprecated
func presentLocalNotificationNow(UILocalNotification)

Presents a local notification immediately.

Deprecated
func cancelLocalNotification(UILocalNotification)

Cancels the delivery of the specified scheduled local notification.

Deprecated
func cancelAllLocalNotifications()

Cancels the delivery of all scheduled local notifications.

Deprecated
var scheduledLocalNotifications: [UILocalNotification]?

All currently scheduled local notifications.

Deprecated
func setNewsstandIconImage(UIImage?)

Sets the icon of a Newsstand app to an image depicting the current issue of a publication.

Deprecated
func setKeepAliveTimeout(TimeInterval, handler: (() -> Void)? = nil)

Configures a periodic handler for VoIP apps in older versions of iOS.

Deprecated
func clearKeepAliveTimeout()

Removes a previously installed periodic handler block.

Deprecated
func setStatusBarHidden(Bool, with: UIStatusBarAnimation)

Hides or shows the status bar, optionally animating the transition.

Deprecated
var isStatusBarHidden: Bool

A Boolean value that determines whether the status bar is hidden.

Deprecated
func setStatusBarStyle(UIStatusBarStyle, animated: Bool)

Sets the style of the status bar, optionally animating the transition to the new style.

Deprecated
var statusBarStyle: UIStatusBarStyle

The current style of the status bar.

Deprecated
func setStatusBarOrientation(UIInterfaceOrientation, animated: Bool)

Sets the app's status bar to the specified orientation, optionally animating the transition.

Deprecated
var statusBarOrientation: UIInterfaceOrientation

The current orientation of the app's status bar.

Deprecated
func registerForRemoteNotifications(matching: UIRemoteNotificationType)

Register to receive remote notifications of the specified types via Apple Push Notification service.

Deprecated
func enabledRemoteNotificationTypes()

Returns the types of notifications the app accepts.

Deprecated