KVOBlocks 0.1.0

KVOBlocks 0.1.0

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License MIT
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

Maintained by Unclaimed.

KVOBlocks 0.1.0

  • By
  • Stephan Leroux

KVO Blocks - Bringing KVO into the modern world


Tired of having a giant observeForKeyPath method that is just filled with if statements for determining which value actually changed? Wish there was a better way? Blocks are a great way to encapsulate tidbits of functionality - why not combine the power of KVO with the modularity of blocks?

Wait no more

By adding a super simple category to your NSObject class you too can experience cleaner KVO code while avoiding those nested if statements.


To add to your project using CocoaPods, add the following to your Podfile:

pod 'KVOBlocks'

Alternatively, you can also just copy the single category class from the KVO Blocks directory and add directly into your project.


To get started with using blocks as your observer, you can use the similiar method signature as the original addObserver method

[model addObserver:self forKeyPath:@"keyname" options:NSKeyValueObservingOptionsNew context:nil withBlock:^(NSDictionary *change, void *context) {
    // Handle KVO change on this keyname

Similarly, to remove the observer you can call as you normally would:

[model removeBlockObserver:self forKeyPath:@"keyname"];


If theres any questions or concerns, feel free to let me know - this is just small something I put together to help de-clutter my code so any suggestions are welcome!