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Push Notification displayed when application in foreground in iOS 10


The new framework called “UserNotifications” is introduced with iOS 10 SDK. The UserNotifications framework (UserNotifications.framework) supports the delivery and handling of local and remote notifications when application is in foreground

Steps for implement code to handle push notifications in iOS 10

Import UserNotifications.framework in your AppDelegate file :                                                                              import UserNotifications  and Also add UNUserNotificationCenterDelegate.

Register for Notification :

func application(_ application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplicationLaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {
// Override point for customization after application launch.
return true
func registerForRemoteNotification() {
if #available(iOS 10.0, *) {
let center  = UNUserNotificationCenter.current()
center.delegate = self
center.requestAuthorization(options: [.sound, .alert, .badge]) { (granted, error) in
if error == nil{
else {
UIApplication.shared.registerUserNotificationSettings(UIUserNotificationSettings(types: [.sound, .alert, .badge], categories: nil))



 Handling delegate methods for UserNotifications :
//MARK: UNUserNotificationCenter Delegate  >= iOS 10
@available(iOS 10.0, *)
func userNotificationCenter(_ center: UNUserNotificationCenter willPresent notification: UNNotification, withCompletionHandler   completionHandler: @escaping (_ UNNotificationPresentationOptions) -> Void) {

       //Called when a notification is delivered to a foreground app.

        let userInfo = notification.request.content.userInfo as? NSDictionary

         completionHandler([.alert, .badge, .sound])



  @available(iOS 10.0, *)

    func userNotificationCenter(_ center: UNUserNotificationCenter, didReceive response: UNNotificationResponse, withCompletionHandler completionHandler: @escaping () -> Void) {

        // Called to let your app know which action was selected by the user for a given notification.

        let userInfo = response.notification.request.content.userInfo as? NSDictionary

      Add Push Notifications Entitlements :  Go to your project target’s Capabilities tab and add Push Notifications Entitlements. If it’s available in your     certificates then it will enable directly else configure your profile with the certificates and you can enable this capability by that.

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NSSortDescriptor in swift 3

To sort an json array using NSSortDescriptor in swift3


NSSortDescriptor :

A sort descriptor describes a comparison used to sort a collection of objects. You create an instance of NSSortDescriptor that specifies the property key to be sorted, and whether the comparison should be in ascending, or descending order. A sort descriptor can also specify a method to use when comparing the property key values, rather than the default of compare:.

It is important to remember that NSSortDescriptor does not sort objects. It provides the description of how to sort objects. The actual sorting is done by other classes, often NSArray or NSMutableArray.

NSSortDescriptor objects are constructed with the following parameters:

  • key: for a given collection, the key for the corresponding value to be sorted on for each object in the collection.
  • ascending: a boolean specifying whether the collection should be sorted in ascending (YES) or descending (NO) order.


// replace the urlname

let task = URLSession.shared.dataTask(with: NSURL(string: “urlname”)! as URL, completionHandler: { (data, response, error) -> Void in

       if (data != nil || error == nil)


                let dict: AnyObject? = try! JSONSerialization.jsonObject(with: data!, options: []) as AnyObject?

                 if (dict is NSArray)


                    let dictArray : NSArray = dict as! NSArray

                    let aArray : NSMutableArray = NSMutableArray(array: dictArray)

                     //replace keyname whatever you want an array should be sort ,for example , json array contain “id” key 

                     //you want array should be sort using that “id” , keyname should be “id”

                   // if you want array ascending then set value  “true” for key ascending, otherwise set to “false”

                    let descriptor: NSSortDescriptor = NSSortDescriptor(key: “keyname”, ascending: true)

                    // sortedResult is an result array which is sorted using key defined in NSSortDescriptor

                     sortedResults = aArray.sortedArray(using: [descriptor]) as NSArray






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