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User Controllers


CurrentChatUserController allows you to observe and mutate the current user.

Publishers in CurrentUserController#

The currentUserChangePublisher emits a new value every time the current user changes.

currentUserController            .currentUserChangePublisher            .sink(receiveValue: {                 // Use the new user here            })            .store(in: &cancellables)

The unreadCountPublisher emits a new value every time the unread count changes.

currentUserController            .unreadCountPublisher            .sink(receiveValue: {                 // Use the unread count value here            })            .store(in: &cancellables)

Example: Unread Count#

Let's build a simple UIView that shows the current unread count for the current user.

class UnreadCountIndicatorView: UIView {
    var unreadCount = 0 {        didSet {            unreadCountLabelView.text = "You have \(unreadCount) unread messages"        }    }
    var unreadCountLabelView: UILabel = {        var label = UILabel()        label.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = false        return label    }()
    override public init(frame: CGRect) {        super.init(frame: frame)        addSubview(unreadCountLabelView)        NSLayoutConstraint.activate([            unreadCountLabelView.topAnchor.constraint(equalTo: topAnchor),            unreadCountLabelView.bottomAnchor.constraint(equalTo: bottomAnchor),            unreadCountLabelView.leadingAnchor.constraint(equalTo: leadingAnchor),            unreadCountLabelView.trailingAnchor.constraint(equalTo: trailingAnchor)        ])    }
    required init?(coder: NSCoder) {        super.init(coder: coder)    }}
class ViewController: UIViewController {    var currentUserController: CurrentChatUserController!    var cancellables: Set<AnyCancellable> = []        var unreadCountIndicatorView: UnreadCountIndicatorView = {        var view = UnreadCountIndicatorView()        view.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = false        return view    }()
    override func viewDidLoad() {        super.viewDidLoad()                currentUserController = ChatClient.shared.currentUserController()        currentUserController.synchronize()                currentUserController.unreadCountPublisher            .receive(on: RunLoop.main)            .sink { [weak self] unreadCount in            self?.unreadCountIndicatorView.unreadCount = unreadCount.messages        }.store(in: &cancellables)                navigationItem.titleView = unreadCountIndicatorView    }}


ChatUserListController allows you to observe a list of users based on the provided query.

Publishers in ChatUserListController#

The usersChangesPublisher will emit a new value every time there is a change in the list of the users that match the query.

userListController            .usersChangesPublisher            .sink(receiveValue: {                 // Use the new users here            })            .store(in: &cancellables)


ChatUserController allows you to observe and mutate the current user.

Publishers in ChatUserController#

The userChangePublisher will emit a new value every time the user changes.

userController            .userChangePublisher            .sink(receiveValue: {                 // Use the new user here            })            .store(in: &cancellables)

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