The SLCompose​View​Controller class presents a view to the user to compose a post for supported social networking services.


Use the is​Available(for​Service​Type:​) class method to check if a service account, such as Twitter, is set up and reachable before presenting this view to the user.

Set the initial content before presenting the view controller to the user. All the methods that set the content of a post return a Boolean value. They return false if the content doesn’t fit in the post or if the view controller has already been presented to the user. You must set all of the content in the post before presenting the view controller to the user. After presenting the view controller, only the user can edit the post.

You can set a handler—using the completion​Handler property—to be notified when the user is done composing a post. Note that completion handlers are not called on any particular thread.


Creating a Social Compose View Controller

init!(for​Service​Type:​ String!)

Creates a new social compose view controller.

Checking the Social Service Type

class func is​Available(for​Service​Type:​ String!)

Returns whether you can send a request for a particular service type.

var service​Type:​ String!

Specifies the social networking service.

Composing Posts

func set​Initial​Text(String!)

Sets the initial text to be posted.

func add(UIImage!)

Adds an image to the post.

func remove​All​Images()

Removes all images from the post.

func add(URL!)

Adds a URL to the post.

func remove​All​URLs()

Removes all URLs from the post.

Handling Results

var completion​Handler:​ SLCompose​View​Controller​Completion​Handler!

The handler to call when the user is done composing a post.



Defines a handler to call when the user finishes composing a post.


Possible values for the result parameter of the completion​Handler property.