"Dismissing the keyboard" question

All is going well in this chapter until I get to the “Dismissing the keyboard” section. Specifically, I am confused at the sentence, “Control-drag from the Conversion View Controller to the text field on the canvas and connect it to the textField outlet.”

I can initiate the Control-drag from the Conversion View Controller, but I have no idea what to connect it to. Where exactly is the “text field on the canvas and connect it to the textField outlet”? The targets that I can Control-drag to include “value”, “degrees Fahrenheit”, etc., but I don’t think this is what is intended.

Any help greatly appreciated!

I don’t have the book, but I think you probably missed something.

In your ConversionViewController.swift, do you have an outlet declared to connect to the text field object sitting on the canvas?

For example:

class JimmyGiggleViewController: UIViewController, UITextFieldDelegate {

    @IBOutlet var miniHootTextField : UITextField!
    override func viewDidLoad() {
        // Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.

    override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() {
        // Dispose of any resources that can be recreated.
    func textFieldShouldReturn (_ textField: UITextField) -> Bool {
        print (#function)
        return true
    func textFieldDidEndEditing (_ textField: UITextField) {
        assert (textField == miniHootTextField)
        print (#function)

Note the following line above:

@IBOutlet var miniHootTextField : UITextField! 

If you have the outlet declared, then you should be able to control-drag from the view controller object on the canvas to the text field object and see a HUD view pop up displaying the name of the outlet variable declared in the view controller.

Thank you, ibex10! This helped me figure out my issue and I’m able to move on. Awesome!