Swift AnyObject 类型转换



The protocol to which all classes implicitly conform. //隐含类型确认协议

You use AnyObject when you need the flexibility of an untyped object or when you use bridged Objective-C methods and properties that return an untyped result. AnyObject can be used as the concrete type for an instance of any class, class type, or class-only protocol.
For example:

     class FloatRef {
         let value: Float
         init(_ value: Float) {
             self.value = value
     let x = FloatRef(2.3)
     let y: AnyObject = x
     let z: AnyObject = FloatRef.self

AnyObject can also be used as the concrete type for an instance of a type that bridges to an Objective-C class.
Many value types in Swift bridge to Objective-C counterparts, like String and Int.

 let s: AnyObject = "This is a bridged string." as NSString
     print(s is NSString)
     // Prints "true"

     let v: AnyObject = 100 as NSNumber
     print(type(of: v))
     // Prints "__NSCFNumber"

The flexible behavior of the AnyObject protocol is similar to
Objective-C’s id type. For this reason, imported Objective-C types
frequently use AnyObject as the type for properties, method parameters,
and return values.

Casting AnyObject Instances to a Known Type //抛出AnyObject对象给一个已知类型

Objects with a concrete type of AnyObject maintain a specific dynamic type and can be cast to that type using one of the type-cast operators
(as, as?, or as!).
This example uses the conditional downcast operator (as?) to conditionally cast the s constant declared above to an instance of Swift’s String type.
固定的类型的AnyObject对象具有一个具体的动态类型,并且可以使用(as, as?, or as!)被抛向那个具体的类型。下面的例子使用(as?)抛向上面声明的Swift中String 类型的对象s

     if let message = s as? String {
         print("Successful cast to String: \(message)")
     // Prints "Successful cast to String: This is a bridged string."

If you have prior knowledge that an AnyObject instance has a particular
type, you can use the unconditional downcast operator (as!). Performing
an invalid cast triggers a runtime error.
如果你事先知道AnyObject 对象的详细类型,可以使用 (as!)。执行无效的抛向操作会引起运行时错误。

  let message = s as! String
     print("Successful cast to String: \(message)")
     // Prints "Successful cast to String: This is a bridged string."

     let badCase = v as! String
     // Runtime error

Casting is always safe in the context of a switch statement.
但在switch 语句中抛向操作是不会引起运行时错误的。

    let mixedArray: [AnyObject] = [s, v]
     for object in mixedArray {
         switch object {
         case let x as String:
             print("'\(x)' is a String")
             print("'\(object)' is not a String")
     // Prints "'This is a bridged string.' is a String"
     // Prints "'100' is not a String"

Accessing Objective-C Methods and Properties //访问OC方法和属性

When you use AnyObject as a concrete type, you have at your disposal every @objc method and property—that is, methods and properties imported from Objective-C or marked with the @objc attribute. Because Swift can’t guarantee at compile time that these methods and properties are actually available on an AnyObject instance’s underlying type, these @objc symbols are available as implicitly unwrapped optional methods and properties, respectively.

当你使用 AnyObject 作为一个有型的类型,你必须处理每一个带 @objc 标记或者来自于oc的方法和属性。因为Swift不能保证 潜在类型的AnyObject对象的这些方法和属性是真正可用,带有@objc 标记的方法和属性会分别在暗中被解绑。

This example defines an IntegerRef type with an @objc method named
这个例子定义了一个IntegerRef ,它有一个标记了@objc 方法 getIntegerValue()

     class IntegerRef {
         let value: Int
         init(_ value: Int) {
             self.value = value

         @objc func getIntegerValue() -> Int {
             return value

     func getObject() -> AnyObject {
         return IntegerRef(100)

    let obj: AnyObject = getObject()

In the example, obj has a static type of AnyObject and a dynamic type of IntegerRef. You can use optional chaining to call the @objc method getIntegerValue() on obj safely. If you’re sure of the dynamic type of obj, you can call getIntegerValue() directly.
这个例子中 ocj有一个AnyObject静态类型和一个IntegerRef动态类型。 你可以使用可选链通过 obj调用带有 @objc标记的方法getIntegerValue()。如果你确定obj的动态类型,你可以直接调用。

  let possibleValue = obj.getIntegerValue?()
     // Prints "Optional(100)"

     let certainValue = obj.getIntegerValue()
     // Prints "100"

If the dynamic type of obj doesn’t implement a getIntegerValue()
method, the system returns a runtime error when you initialize
Alternatively, if you need to test whether obj.getIntegerValue() exists, use optional binding before calling the method.

  if let f = obj.getIntegerValue {
         print("The value of 'obj' is \(f())")
     } else {
         print("'obj' does not have a 'getIntegerValue()' method")
     // Prints "The value of 'obj' is 100"