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Dark material type with SwiftUI - .preferedColorScheme does not work

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Good morning,

I'd like to use the systemMaterialDark with the new SwiftUI Material but I only have dynamic options. I could use .colorScheme(.dark) - It works but this modifier is depreciated and replaced by .preferredColorScheme Unfortunately .preferredColorScheme(.dark) does not work :(

Do you have an idea to make it work without the depreciated .colorScheme ?

Thank you in advance for your help


You have to use a UIViewRepresentable...

struct MaterialView: UIViewRepresentable {

    let material: UIBlurEffect.Style

    init(_ material: UIBlurEffect.Style) {
        self.material = material

    func makeUIView(context: Context) -> UIVisualEffectView {
        UIVisualEffectView(effect: UIBlurEffect(style: material))

    func updateUIView(_ uiView: UIVisualEffectView, context: Context) {
        uiView.effect = UIBlurEffect(style: material)

struct ContentView: View {

    var body: some View {
        Text("Hello world")
            .frame(width: 280, height: 100)
            .clipShape(RoundedRectangle(cornerRadius: 16))


Thanks for the help,

I'll do it like this. Seems that Paul's VisualEffects package is not so depreciated by iOS15



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