NSUserDefaults KVO in iOS7

Though its not well documented, NSUserDefaults do support key-value observing in iOS7. The following code works:

- (void)viewDidLoad{
  [super viewDidLoad];
  NSUserDefaults *ud = [NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults];
  [ud addObserver:self forKeyPath:@"bar" options:NSKeyValueObservingOptionOld|NSKeyValueObservingOptionNew context:nil];
  [ud setObject:@"foo" forKey:@"bar"];

-(void)observeValueForKeyPath:(NSString *)keyPath ofObject:(id)object change:(NSDictionary *)change context:(void *)context{
  NSLog(@"%@", change);

Its much more convenient then using NSUserDefaultsDidChangeNotification, since we do know exactly which key is changing.

As the hardware of mobile devices become more and more powerful, I hope the support of key binding could be actualised in near future 🙂

NSUserDefaults KVO in iOS7

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