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SOLVED: Move to next item in array

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I am trying to get to the next item in my custom struct in SwiftUI from the item detail screen; I'm trying to navigate to the next item in the list without going back. I use the below function, but I get out of index error each time I execute:

func nextItem() -> ItemDetailView {
    let currentIndex = userData.itemArray.firstIndex(of: item) ?? 0
    var nextIndex = currentIndex + 1
    nextIndex = userData.itemArray.indices.contains(nextIndex) ? nextIndex : 0
    return ItemDetailView(item: userData.items[nextIndex])

Any ideas?



Hi @bitigchi,

Had a play around with this and it depends on how you set up your array but if put a Int in it then pass that to the DetailView and have a reference to the Array, then you can just add one to the Int.

// Set up the Array that pulled from a JSON file
struct Astronaut: Codable, Identifiable {
    let id: Int
    let name: String
    let description: String
struct ContentView: View {
    let astronauts: [Astronaut] = Bundle.main.decode("astronauts.json") // <- Getting the Array
    var body: some View {
        NavigationView {
            List {
                ForEach(astronauts, id: \.id) { astronaut in
                    NavigationLink(destination: DetailView(astronautID: { // <- pass selected ID(Int) to DetailView
struct DetailView: View {
    let astronauts: [Astronaut] = Bundle.main.decode("astronauts.json") // <- Getting the Array again
    @State var astronautID: Astronaut.ID // <- Passed ID(Int) from List

    var body: some View {
        VStack {
            HStack {
                Button(action: {
                    self.astronautID -= 1  // <- goto previous item in Array
                }) {
                    Image(systemName: "chevron.left")
                }.disabled(astronautID <= 0) // <- should stop going out of range
                Button(action: {
                    self.astronautID += 1 // <- goto Next item in Array
                }) {
                    Image(systemName: "chevron.right")
                }.disabled(astronautID >= astronauts.count) // <- should stop going out of range
        .navigationBarTitle("Detail", displayMode: .inline)


Thank you! I get the logic now.


You could change let astronauts: [Astronaut] = Bundle.main.decode("astronauts.json") to var astronauts: [Astronaut] and then in ContentView change NavigationLink(destination: DetailView(astronauts: astronauts, astronautID: this will save you calling the JSON file twice.

But the principal is the same.


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