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License: MIT License
Tags: Date & Time    
Latest version: v4.4.1

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DateHelper

License Platform Cocoapods Compatible Carthage Compatible Swift Package Manager Compatible

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A high performant Swift Date Extension for creating, converting, comparing, or modifying dates.

Capabilities

Creating a Date from a String

Provides two initializers to create a date from string.

  • detectFromString:
    init?(detectFromString string: String)
    Uses NSDataDetector to detect a date from natural language in a string. It works similar to how Apple Mail detects dates. This initializer is not as efficient as fromString:format: and should not be used in collections like lists.
Date(detectFromString: "It happened on August 11 of 2009")
Date(detectFromString: "Tomorrow at 5:30 PM")
  • fromString:format:
    init?(fromString string: String, format:DateFormatType, timeZone: TimeZoneType = .local, locale: Locale = Foundation.Locale.current, isLenient: Bool = true)
    Initializes a date from a string using a strict or custom format that is cached, highly performant and thread safe.
 Date(fromString: "2009", format: .isoYear)
 Date(fromString: "2009-08", format: .isoYearMonth)
 Date(fromString: "2009-08-11", format: .isoDate)
 Date(fromString: "2009-08-11T06:00-07:00", format: .isoDateTime)
 Date(fromString: "2009-08-11T06:00:00-07:00", format: .isoDateTimeSec)
 Date(fromString: "2009-08-11T06:00:00.000-07:00", format: .isoDateTimeMilliSec)
 Date(fromString: "/Date(1260123281843)/", format: .dotNet)
 Date(fromString: "Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:26:08 +0200", format: .rss)
 Date(fromString: "09 Sep 2011 15:26:08 +0200", format: .altRSS)
 Date(fromString: "Wed, 01 03 2017 06:43:19 -0500", format: .httpHeader)
 Date(fromString: "16 July 1972 6:12:00", format: .custom("dd MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss"))

Convert a Date to a String

Provides three ways to convert a Date object to string

  • toString(style:)
    func toString(style:DateStyleType = .short) -> String
    Converts a date to string based on a pre-desfined style
Date().toString(style: .short)
Date().toString(style: .medium)
Date().toString(style: .long)
Date().toString(style: .full)
Date().toString(style: .ordinalDay)
Date().toString(style: .weekday)
Date().toString(style: .shortWeekday)
Date().toString(style: .veryShortWeekday)
Date().toString(style: .month)
Date().toString(style: .shortMonth)
Date().toString(style: .veryShortMonth)
  • toString(format:)
    func toString(format: DateFormatType, timeZone: TimeZoneType = .local, locale: Locale = Locale.current) -> String
    Converts a date to string based on a predefined or custom format
Date().toString(format: .custom("MMM d, yyyy"))
Date().toString(format: .custom("h:mm a"))
Date().toString(format: .custom("MMM d"))
Date().toString(format: .custom("MMM d"))
Date().toString(format: .isoYear)
Date().toString(format: .isoYearMonth)
Date().toString(format: .isoDate)
Date().toString(format: .isoDateTime)
Date().toString(format: .isoDateTimeSec)
Date().toString(format: .isoDateTimeMilliSec)
Date().toString(format: .dotNet)
Date().toString(format: .rss)
Date().toString(format: .altRSS)
Date().toString(format: .httpHeader)
  • toString(dateStyle:timeStyle)
    func toString(dateStyle: DateFormatter.Style, timeStyle: DateFormatter.Style, isRelative: Bool = false, timeZone: Foundation.TimeZone = Foundation.NSTimeZone.local, locale: Locale = Locale.current) -> String
    Converts a date to string based on a predefined date and time style
Date().toString(dateStyle: .none, timeStyle: .short)
Date().toString(dateStyle: .short, timeStyle: .none)
Date().toString(dateStyle: .short, timeStyle: .short)
Date().toString(dateStyle: .medium, timeStyle: .medium)
Date().toString(dateStyle: .long, timeStyle: .long)
Date().toString(dateStyle: .full, timeStyle: .full)

Compare Dates

Provides common checks like isToday or isNextWeek. It can also check against another date like isSameDay or isEarlier.

  • Quick Checks
    Checks date against common scenarios
    func compare(_ comparison: DateComparisonType) -> Bool
Date().compare(.isToday) 
Date().compare(.isTomorrow)
Date().compare(.isYesterday)
Date().compare(.isThisWeek)
Date().compare(.isNextWeek)
Date().compare(.isLastWeek)
Date().compare(.isThisYear)
Date().compare(.isNextYear)
Date().compare(.isLastYear)
Date().compare(.isInTheFuture)
Date().compare(.isInThePast)
  • Comparing Dates
    Checks first date against second date
    func compare(_ comparison: DateComparisonType) -> Bool
firstDate.compare(.isSameDay(as: secondDate))
firstDate.compare(.isSameWeek(as: secondDate))
firstDate.compare(.isSameMonth(as: secondDate))
firstDate.compare(.isSameYear(as: secondDate))
firstDate.compare(.isEarlier(than: secondDate))
firstDate.compare(.isLater(than: secondDate))

Adjust dates

Provides two functions for adjusting dates

  • adjust(_ component:, offset:)
    Offsets the specified date compontent of a date
    func adjust(_ component:DateComponentType, offset:Int) -> Date
Date().adjust(.second, offset: 110)
Date().adjust(.minute, offset: 60)
Date().adjust(.hour, offset: 2)
Date().adjust(.day, offset: 1)
Date().adjust(.weekday, offset: 2)
Date().adjust(.nthWeekday, offset: 1)
Date().adjust(.week, offset: 1)
Date().adjust(.month, offset: 1)
Date().adjust(.year, offset: 1)
  • adjust(hour:minute:second:)
    Offsets the specified time component of the date
    func adjust(hour: Int?, minute: Int?, second: Int?, day: Int? = nil, month: Int? = nil) -> Date
Date().adjust(hour: 12, minute: 0, second: 0)

Create Dates for...

Provides convenience date creators for common scenarios like endOfDay, startOfDay etc.
func dateFor(_ type:DateForType, calendar:Calendar = Calendar.current) -> Date

Date().dateFor(.startOfDay)
Date().dateFor(.endOfDay)
Date().dateFor(.startOfWeek)
Date().dateFor(.endOfWeek)
Date().dateFor(.startOfMonth)
Date().dateFor(.endOfMonth)
Date().dateFor(.tomorrow)
Date().dateFor(.yesterday)
Date().dateFor(.nearestMinute(minute:30))
Date().dateFor(.nearestHour(hour:2)) 
Date().dateFor(.startOfYear)
Date().dateFor(.endOfYear)

Time since...

Returns a number in the specified unit of measure since the secondary date.
func since(_ date:Date, in component:DateComponentType) -> Int64

Date().since(secondDate, in: .second)
Date().since(secondDate, in: .minute)
Date().since(secondDate, in: .hour)
Date().since(secondDate, in: .day)
Date().since(secondDate, in: .week)
Date().since(secondDate, in: .nthWeekday)
Date().since(secondDate, in: .week)
Date().since(secondDate, in: .month)
Date().since(secondDate, in: .year)  

Miscellaneous

Setting the start day of the week

var calendar = Calendar(identifier: .gregorian)
calendar.firstWeekday = 2 // sets the week to start on Monday
Date().dateFor(.startOfWeek, calendar: calendar)

Extracting components from a date.

Date().component(.second)
Date().component(.minute)
Date().component(.hour)
Date().component(.day)
Date().component(.weekday)
Date().component(.nthWeekday)
Date().component(.month)
Date().component(.year)

Extracting miscellaneous items from a date.

Date().numberOfDaysInMonth()
Date().firstDayOfWeek()
Date().lastDayOfWeek()

Custom Component guide

Unicode Date Field Symbol Guide

Format Description Example
"y" 1 digit min year 1, 42, 2017
"yy" 2 digit year 01, 42, 17
"yyy" 3 digit min year 001, 042, 2017
"yyyy" 4 digit min year 0001, 0042, 2017
"M" 1 digit min month 7, 12
"MM" 2 digit month 07, 12
"MMM" 3 letter month abbr. Jul, Dec
"MMMM" Full month July, December
"MMMMM" 1 letter month abbr. J, D
"d" 1 digit min day 4, 25
"dd" 2 digit day 04, 25
"E", "EE", "EEE" 3 letter day name abbr. Wed, Thu
"EEEE" full day name Wednesday, Thursday
"EEEEE" 1 letter day name abbr. W, T
"EEEEEE" 2 letter day name abbr. We, Th
"a" Period of day AM, PM
"h" AM/PM 1 digit min hour 5, 7
"hh" AM/PM 2 digit hour 05, 07
"H" 24 hr 1 digit min hour 17, 7
"HH" 24 hr 2 digit hour 17, 07
"m" 1 digit min minute 1, 40
"mm" 2 digit minute 01, 40
"s" 1 digit min second 1, 40
"ss" 2 digit second 01, 40
"S" 10th's place of fractional second 123ms -> 1, 7ms -> 0
"SS" 10th's & 100th's place of fractional second 123ms -> 12, 7ms -> 00
"SSS" 10th's & 100th's & 1,000's place of fractional second 123ms -> 123, 7ms -> 007

Requirements

Language: Swift 5.0 Minimum: iOS 11, tvOS 12, watchOS 4, macOS 10.14

Installation

Swift Package Manager https://github.com/melvitax/DateHelper.git
Carthage github "melvitax/DateHelper"
Manually Include DateHelper.swift in your project
CocodaPods NO LONGER SUPPORTED

Author

Melvin Rivera

License

DateHelper is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the AFDateHelper README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.