sometimes its the simple things that take the most time

I’m really enjoying Objective-C but I still have a lot to learn. And it never ceases to amaze me how quickly I can get stuck on simple things. I just spent the last hour or so trying to concatenate an NSString pulled from an NSDictionary with another NSString value. Simple right? Well I kept getting compiler issues regardless of what I tried, and I finally realized that I needed to cast the value coming from the NSDictionary as an NSString. The solution ended up being the following:

    NSString *thumbnailPath = [(NSString *)[currentAbbreviation objectForKey:@"currentImageFilePath"] stringByAppendingString:@"thumb"];

It makes logical sense but wow. What a pain figuring it out. But hey, now I have a few more pieces to the puzzle 🙂


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