How do I import a Swift file from another Swift file?

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I simply want to include my Swift class from another file, like its test

PrimeNumberModel.swift

import Foundation

class PrimeNumberModel { }

PrimeNumberModelTests.swift

import XCTest
import PrimeNumberModel  // gives me "No such module 'PrimeNumberModel'"

class PrimeNumberModelTests: XCTestCase {
    let testObject = PrimeNumberModel()  // "Use of unresolved identifier 'PrimeNumberModel'"    
}

Both swift files are in the same directory.

This question is tagged with swift xcode6

~ Asked on 2014-06-04 05:35:35

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132

I had the same problem, also in my XCTestCase files, but not in the regular project files.

To get rid of the:

Use of unresolved identifier 'PrimeNumberModel'

I needed to import the base module in the test file. In my case, my target is called 'myproject' and I added import myproject and the class was recognised.

~ Answered on 2014-06-04 18:56:28


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UPDATE Swift 2.x, 3.x, 4.x and 5.x

Now you don't need to add the public to the methods to test then. On newer versions of Swift it's only necessary to add the @testable keyword.

PrimeNumberModelTests.swift

import XCTest
@testable import MyProject

class PrimeNumberModelTests: XCTestCase {
    let testObject = PrimeNumberModel()
}

And your internal methods can keep Internal

PrimeNumberModel.swift

import Foundation

class PrimeNumberModel {
   init() {
   }
}

Note that private (and fileprivate) symbols are not available even with using @testable.


Swift 1.x

There are two relevant concepts from Swift here (As Xcode 6 beta 6).

  1. You don't need to import Swift classes, but you need to import external modules (targets)
  2. The Default Access Control level in Swift is Internal access

Considering that tests are on another target on PrimeNumberModelTests.swift you need to import the target that contains the class that you want to test, if your target is called MyProject will need to add import MyProject to the PrimeNumberModelTests:

PrimeNumberModelTests.swift

import XCTest
import MyProject

class PrimeNumberModelTests: XCTestCase {
    let testObject = PrimeNumberModel()
}

But this is not enough to test your class PrimeNumberModel, since the default Access Control level is Internal Access, your class won't be visible to the test bundle, so you need to make it Public Access and all the methods that you want to test:

PrimeNumberModel.swift

import Foundation

public class PrimeNumberModel {
   public init() {
   }
}

~ Answered on 2014-08-25 01:26:45


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