Binding value from an ObservableObject

  1. You have several options to observe the ObservableObject. If you want to be in sync with the state of the object, it's inevitable to observe the state of the stateful object. From the options, the most commons are:

    • @State
    • @ObservedObject
    • @EnvironmentObject

It is upto you, which one suits your use case.

  1. No. But you need to have an object which can be observed of any change made to that object in any point in time.

In reality, you will have something like this:

class Car: ObservableObject {
    @Published var isReadyForSale = true

struct ContentView: View {

    // It's upto you whether you want to have other type 
    // such as @State or @ObservedObject
    @EnvironmentObject var car: Car

    var body: some View {
        SaleButton(isOn: $car.isReadyForSale)


struct SaleButton: View {
    @Binding var isOn: Bool
    var body: some View {
        Button(action: {
        }) {
            Text(isOn ? "Off" : "On")

If you are ready for the @EnvironmentObject you will initialize your view with:

let contentView = ContentView().environmentObject(Car())

Binding variables can be created in the following ways:

  1. @State variable's projected value provides a Binding<Value>
  2. @ObservedObject variable's projected value provides a wrapper from which you can get the Binding<Subject> for all of it's properties
  3. Point 2 applies to @EnvironmentObject as well.
  4. You can create a Binding variable by passing closures for getter and setter as shown below:
let button = SaleButton(isOn: .init(get: { car.isReadyForSale },
                                    set: { car.isReadyForSale = $0} ))


  • As @nayem has pointed out you need @State / @ObservedObject / @EnvironmentObject / @StateObject (added in SwiftUI 2.0) in the view for SwiftUI to detect changes automatically.
  • Projected values can be accessed conveniently by using $ prefix.