Controlling Presentation

SwiftCurrent allows you to control how your workflow presents its FlowRepresentables. This control over presentation is different for UIKit and SwiftUI. You can also control FlowPersistence, which describes what should happen to an item in a Workflow if it’s been skipped or once the workflow has proceeded.


In UIKit, you control presentation with LaunchStyle.PresentationType. The default is a contextual presentation mode. If it detects you are in a navigation view, it’ll present by pushing onto the navigation stack. If it cannot detect a navigation view, it presents modally. Alternatively, you can explicitly state you’d like it to present modally or in a navigation stack when you define your Workflow.

In SwiftUI

In SwiftUI, you control presentation using LaunchStyle.SwiftUI.PresentationType. The default is simple view replacement. This is especially powerful because your workflows in SwiftUI do not need to be an entire screen; they can be just part of a view. Using the default presentation type, you can also get fine-grained control over animations. You can also explicitly state you’d like it to present modally (using a sheet or fullScreenCover) or in a navigation stack when you define your WorkflowLauncher.


You can control what happens to items in your workflow using FlowPersistence. Using FlowPersistence.persistWhenSkipped means that when FlowRepresentable.shouldLoad returns false, the item is still stored on the workflow. If, for example, you’re in a navigation stack, this means the item is skipped, but you can back up to it.

Using FlowPersistence.removedAfterProceeding means once the Workflow has proceeded, the item is removed, references to it are cleaned up, and it is removed from any back stacks.