[SOLVED] How to validate an e-mail address in swift?

Issue

Does anyone know how to validate an e-mail address in Swift? I found this code:

- (BOOL) validEmail:(NSString*) emailString {

    if([emailString length]==0){
        return NO;
    }

    NSString *regExPattern = @"[A-Z0-9a-z._%+-][email protected][A-Za-z0-9.-]+\\.[A-Za-z]{2,4}";

    NSRegularExpression *regEx = [[NSRegularExpression alloc] initWithPattern:regExPattern options:NSRegularExpressionCaseInsensitive error:nil];
    NSUInteger regExMatches = [regEx numberOfMatchesInString:emailString options:0 range:NSMakeRange(0, [emailString length])];

    NSLog(@"%i", regExMatches);
    if (regExMatches == 0) {
        return NO;
    } else {
        return YES;
    }
}

but I can’t translate it to Swift.

Solution

I would use NSPredicate:

func isValidEmail(_ email: String) -> Bool {        
    let emailRegEx = "[A-Z0-9a-z._%+-][email protected][A-Za-z0-9.-]+\\.[A-Za-z]{2,64}"

    let emailPred = NSPredicate(format:"SELF MATCHES %@", emailRegEx)
    return emailPred.evaluate(with: email)
}

for versions of Swift earlier than 3.0:

func isValidEmail(email: String) -> Bool {
    let emailRegEx = "[A-Z0-9a-z._%+-][email protected][A-Za-z0-9.-]+\\.[A-Za-z]{2,64}"

    let emailPred = NSPredicate(format:"SELF MATCHES %@", emailRegEx)
    return emailPred.evaluate(with: email)
}

for versions of Swift earlier than 1.2:

func isValidEmail(email: String) -> Bool {
    let emailRegEx = "[A-Z0-9a-z._%+-][email protected][A-Za-z0-9.-]+\\.[A-Za-z]{2,64}"

    if let emailPred = NSPredicate(format:"SELF MATCHES %@", emailRegEx) {
        return emailPred.evaluateWithObject(email)
    }
    return false
}

Answered By – Maxim Shoustin

Answer Checked By – Dawn Plyler (BugsFixing Volunteer)

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