Chapter 15: Bronze & Silver Challenge

Bronze challenge
Simply modify imagePicker to allow editing.
imagePicker.allowsEditing = true. This change is in line 88 inside the function takePicture(_:)

Silver Challenge
I decided to add a button to the bottom of the stack view, under the UIImageView, and only show it if there is an image present. The functions added and modified are removeImage(_:), viewWillAppear(_:). Also, the UIButton is connected to the code as an action and an outlet.

Here is the full code. Again the only change to the storyboard was the UIButton and its drawing is set to hidden.


import UIKit

class DetailViewController: UIViewController, UITextFieldDelegate, UINavigationControllerDelegate, UIImagePickerControllerDelegate {
    @IBOutlet var nameField: CustomTextField!
    @IBOutlet var serialNameField: CustomTextField!
    @IBOutlet var valueField: CustomTextField!
    @IBOutlet var dateLabel: UILabel!
    @IBOutlet var removeImageButton: UIButton!
    @IBOutlet var imageView: UIImageView!
    var item: Item! {
        didSet {
            navigationItem.title =
    var imageStore: ImageStore!
    let numberFormatter: NumberFormatter = {
        let formatter = NumberFormatter()
        formatter.numberStyle = .decimal
        formatter.minimumFractionDigits = 2
        formatter.maximumFractionDigits = 2
        return formatter
    let dateFormatter: DateFormatter = {
        let formatter = DateFormatter()
        formatter.dateStyle = .medium
        formatter.timeStyle = .none
        return formatter
    override func viewWillAppear(_ animated: Bool) {
        nameField.text =
        serialNameField.text = item.serialNumber
        valueField.text = numberFormatter.string(from: NSNumber(value: item.valueInDollars))
        dateLabel.text = dateFormatter.string(from: item.dateCreated)
        let key = item.itemKey
        let imageToDisplay = imageStore.image(forKey: key)
        imageView.image = imageToDisplay
        if imageToDisplay != nil {
            removeImageButton.isHidden = false
    override func viewWillDisappear(_ animated: Bool) {
        = nameField.text ?? ""
        item.serialNumber = serialNameField.text
        if let valueText = valueField.text, let value = numberFormatter.number(from: valueText) {
            item.valueInDollars = value.intValue
        } else {
            item.valueInDollars = 0
    @IBAction func backgroundTapped(_ sender: UITapGestureRecognizer) {
    @IBAction func takePicture(_ sender: UIBarButtonItem) {
        let imagePicker = UIImagePickerController()
        if UIImagePickerController.isSourceTypeAvailable(.camera) {
            imagePicker.sourceType = .camera
        } else {
            imagePicker.sourceType = .photoLibrary
        imagePicker.delegate = self
        imagePicker.allowsEditing = true
        present(imagePicker, animated: true, completion: nil)
    @IBAction func removeImage(_ sender: UIButton) {
        imageStore.deleteImage(forKey: item.itemKey)
        imageView.image = nil
        removeImageButton.isHidden = true
    func imagePickerController(_ picker: UIImagePickerController, didFinishPickingMediaWithInfo info: [String : Any]) {
        // Get picked image from info dictionary
        let image = info[UIImagePickerControllerEditedImage] as! UIImage
        imageStore.setImage(image, forKey: item.itemKey)
        // Put that image on the screen in the image view
        imageView.image = image
        // take the image picker off the screen -
        // you must call this dismiss method
        dismiss(animated: true, completion: nil)
    func textFieldShouldReturn(_ textField: UITextField) -> Bool {
        return true
    override func prepare(for segue: UIStoryboardSegue, sender: Any?) {
        switch segue.identifier {
        case "ChangeDate"?:
            let controller = segue.destination as! ItemDateViewController
            controller.item = self.item
            preconditionFailure("Unexpected segue identifier.")
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allowsEditing does not work for me in Bronze solution. I get no editing controls. I think ā€œmove and scaleā€ is supposed to appear? At any rate, there is no way to crop or resize the photo that I can see.

You have to change in the ā€œfun imagePuckerControllerā€ in DetailViewController.swift when you declare image as you can see
let image = info**[UIImagePickerControllerEditedImage**] as! UIImage

It does work on a device with a camera. May be you put it somewhere wrong.