[SOLVED] How to move to next TextField in SwiftUI?

Issue

Using Swift5.1.2, iOS13.2, Xcode-11.2,

Having several TextFields in a Stackview, I would like to move to the next TextField as soon as the user types x-amount of characters into the first TextField.

With this link, I achieve to recognise when a TextField entry has reached x-amount of characters. However, I do not know how to make the firstResponder jump to a second TextField inside my StackView.

Is there a solution to this with SwiftUI ?

Solution

iOS 15+

Use @FocusState

Before iOS 15

I’ve taken @Philip Borbon answer and cleaned it up a little bit. I’ve removed a lot of the customization and kept in the bare minimum to make it easier to see what’s required.

struct CustomTextfield: UIViewRepresentable {
    let label: String
    @Binding var text: String
    
    var focusable: Binding<[Bool]>? = nil
    
    var returnKeyType: UIReturnKeyType = .default
    
    var tag: Int? = nil
    
    var onCommit: (() -> Void)? = nil
    
    func makeUIView(context: Context) -> UITextField {
        let textField = UITextField(frame: .zero)
        textField.placeholder = label
        textField.delegate = context.coordinator
        
        textField.returnKeyType = returnKeyType
        
        if let tag = tag {
            textField.tag = tag
        }
        
        return textField
    }
    
    func updateUIView(_ uiView: UITextField, context: Context) {
        uiView.text = text
        
        if let focusable = focusable?.wrappedValue {
            var resignResponder = true
            
            for (index, focused) in focusable.enumerated() {
                if uiView.tag == index && focused {
                    uiView.becomeFirstResponder()
                    resignResponder = false
                    break
                }
            }
            
            if resignResponder {
                uiView.resignFirstResponder()
            }
        }
    }
    
    func makeCoordinator() -> Coordinator {
        Coordinator(self)
    }
    
    final class Coordinator: NSObject, UITextFieldDelegate {
        let parent: CustomTextfield
        
        init(_ parent: CustomTextfield) {
            self.parent = parent
        }
        
        func textFieldDidBeginEditing(_ textField: UITextField) {
            guard var focusable = parent.focusable?.wrappedValue else { return }
            
            for i in 0...(focusable.count - 1) {
                focusable[i] = (textField.tag == i)
            }
            parent.focusable?.wrappedValue = focusable
        }
        
        func textFieldShouldReturn(_ textField: UITextField) -> Bool {
            guard var focusable = parent.focusable?.wrappedValue else {
                textField.resignFirstResponder()
                return true
            }
            
            for i in 0...(focusable.count - 1) {
                focusable[i] = (textField.tag + 1 == i)
            }
            
            parent.focusable?.wrappedValue = focusable
            
            if textField.tag == focusable.count - 1 {
                textField.resignFirstResponder()
            }
            
            return true
        }
        
        @objc func textFieldDidChange(_ textField: UITextField) {
            parent.text = textField.text ?? ""
        }
    }
}

Answered By – AlphaWulf

Answer Checked By – Gilberto Lyons (BugsFixing Admin)

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