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URLDownloader for iOS v1.5

Downloader makes it easy to implement file download functionality.


Add files to your xCode project.

Usage Example

Let say we have a UIViewController called MyViewController and we would like to use downloader there.

First add this classes to your xCode project.

Then inside MyViewController.h define a global downloader variable and attach downloader delegate protocol.

@interface MyViewController : UIViewController <URLDownloaderDelegate>
    URLDownloader *downloader;

In your MyViewController.m file first import some librarie, setup downloader property and syntesize it.

#import "URLCredential.h"
#import "URLDownloader.h"
@interface MyViewController()
@property (retain) URLDownloader *downloader;
@synthesize downloader;

We then initialize downloader variable.

- (void)dealloc
    [downloader release];
    [super dealloc];

- (void)viewDidLoad
    [super viewDidLoad];
    self.downloader = [URLDownloader downloaderWithDelegate:self];

And finally we can define methods for starting and stopping download.

- (void)startDownload
    NSString *username = @"myuser";
    NSString *password = @"mypass";
    URLCredential *credential = [URLCredential credentialWithUsername:username andPassword:password];

    NSURL *url = [NSURL URLWithString:@""];
    NSURLRequestCachePolicy policy = NSURLRequestUseProtocolCachePolicy;
    NSTimeInterval timeout = 60.0;
    NSURLRequest *request = [NSURLRequest requestWithURL:url cachePolicy:policy timeoutInterval:timeout];

    [self.urlDownloader download:request withCredential:credential];

- (void)stopDownload
    [self.downloader cancel];

Don't forget to implement method required by the URLDownloaderDelegate protocol.

# Required
- (void)urlDownloader:(URLDownloader *)downloader didFinishWithData:(NSData *)data;
- (void)urlDownloader:(URLDownloader *)downloader didFailOnAuthenticationChallenge:(NSURLAuthenticationChallenge *)challenge;
- (void)urlDownloader:(URLDownloader *)downloader didFailWithError:(NSError *)error;
- (void)urlDownloader:(URLDownloader *)downloader didFailWithNotConnectedToInternetError:(NSError *)error;

- (void)urlDownloader:(URLDownloader *)downloader didReceiveData:(NSData *)data;
- (void)urlDownloader:(URLDownloader *)downloader didChangeState:(URLDownloaderState)state;
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