An improved version of OutlinePicker

I’ve promised to present an improved version of the OutlinePicker shown in this post and here it is. What did I do?

  1. The parameter list changed a little bit. Now there’s a special title for „No Selection“ and we do not need the isExpanded parameter anymore since we want to expand the nodes automatically according to the selection.
  2. I’ve introduced the new array nodesToExpand. I’ll come back to that a little bit later.
  3. Instead of a sheet the selection view is presented as a popover (WithPopover from this post). Using that we do not need a close button anymore.
  4. The NodeOutlineGroup from this post is used to accept the array of expanded nodes.
  5. Instead of a Form I use a List here with a plain listStyle. That looks better in the popover view.
  6. The „No Selection“ section is now separated from the list in a similar manner as a Divider would do it in a Picker view.


An Outline Picker for SwiftUI

If you want to display an outline in SwiftUI you may use the framework supplied OutlineGroup construct. That’s based on a nested tree of DisclosureGroup and is quite nice. But on appearance of the OutlineGroup all outlines are collapsed. Well, in one of my projects I wanted to display the outline all expanded on show up. No way to do that with OutlineGroup as far as I know. But then I found this nice variant ( with a control of expansion: