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This recipe shows how to set visibility of a SwiftUI view. You can show it, hide it, or remove it from the view hierarchy entirely. The end result looks like this:

preview

We'll adopt a good practice from Android and model the view visibility like this:

enum ViewVisibility: CaseIterable {
  case visible, // view is fully visible
       invisible, // view is hidden but takes up space
       gone // view is fully removed from the view hierarchy
}

Then, we can use it with this extension:

extension View {
  @ViewBuilder func visibility(_ visibility: ViewVisibility) -> some View {
    if visibility != .gone {
      if visibility == .visible {
        self
      } else {
        hidden()
      }
    }
  }
}

All done! You can now change your view's visibility with ease:

Text("Some text")
  .visibility(.invisible)
Text("Some other text")
  .visibility(.gone)

To wrap things up, here's the code of the sample above, which shows how to change the visibility based on state change:

struct VisibilityTestView: View {
  @State private var redVisibility: ViewVisibility = .visible

  var body: some View {
    VStack(spacing: 10) {
      Picker("Picker", selection: $redVisibility) {
        ForEach(ViewVisibility.allCases, id: \.self) { visibility in
          Text(String(describing: visibility))
            .id(visibility)
        }
      }
      .pickerStyle(SegmentedPickerStyle())
      Rectangle()
        .fill(Color.red)
        .frame(width: 150, height: 150)
        .visibility(redVisibility)
    }
  }
}

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