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Thomas Prezioso Jr.
Thomas Prezioso Jr.

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What’s the Difference between @ObservedObject and @StateObject in SwiftUI

@StateObject and @ObservedObject are very similar in that they both keep track of an objects state. The difference is @StateObject is owned by the view it was created in where as @ObservedObject is owned by another view.

An example of when to use @ObservedObject is to keep track of external classes so the view can be updated when a change occurs. We would want to use an @ObservedObject for something like fetching new data from an API or a database.

We want to use @StateObject when we want the view to keep track of its own objects state. A example of how we would use @StateObject is if we had something like a number counter in a view and we wanted to keep track of the count as the numbers changed.

I hope this helps you better understand the difference between when to use @ObservedObject and @StateObject.

For a deeper dive into @StateObject vs @ObservedObject checkout these great articles by Donny Wals and Swapnanil Dhol.

Thanks for reading and happy coding 👨🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻

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