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I'm using the code from Paul's article "How to use @EnvironmentObject to share data between views". I just updated to xcode 11.4. This example crashes every time if you click "Increase Score" first followed by "Show Detail View". If I click "Show Detail View" first, it navigates to the view and I can navigate back. If I do that sequence 3, 4, or 5 times it crashes. The error is "Fatal error: No ObservableObject of type UserSettings found. A View.environmentObject(_:) for UserSettings may be missing as an ancestor of this view."

This example works as expected, however, in xcode 11.3. Anyone else seeing this issue? I noticed it first in my own project that stopped working and found this simple example from Paul as a testbed.

// SceneDelegate class UserSettings: ObservableObject { @Published var score = 0 }

class SceneDelegate: UIResponder, UIWindowSceneDelegate {

var window: UIWindow?
var settings = UserSettings()

func scene(_ scene: UIScene, willConnectTo session: UISceneSession, options connectionOptions: UIScene.ConnectionOptions) {
    let contentView = ContentView()

    if let windowScene = scene as? UIWindowScene {
        let window = UIWindow(windowScene: windowScene)
        window.rootViewController = UIHostingController(rootView: contentView.environmentObject(settings))
        self.window = window

// ContentView struct ContentView: View { @EnvironmentObject var settings: UserSettings

var body: some View {
    NavigationView {
        VStack {
            // A button that writes to the environment settings
            Button(action: {
                self.settings.score += 1
            }) {
                Text("Increase Score")

            NavigationLink(destination: DetailView()) {
                Text("Show Detail View")


struct DetailView: View { @EnvironmentObject var settings: UserSettings

var body: some View {
    // A text view that reads from the environment settings
    Text("Score: \(settings.score)")




I've the same problem as well. Have you found something so far?

Thanks in advance.


Hi again,

After I found this Paul's tweet ( I tried to send environment objects to NavigationLink as well. Now it works. It may help you too. It seems it's a bug and I'm really tired on struggling SwiftUI bugs. :(


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