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What is Swift String Interpolation?

Swift String Interpolation allows you to insert values, variables, and expressions into string literals. It makes your code more readable and concise by eliminating the need for complex string concatenation.

String Interpolation in Swift is a means of creating Strings dynamically containing values such as usernames or scores.

Basic Interpolation

In Swift, you can perform basic string interpolation using the backslash and parentheses. the following code snippet creates a String with the users score:

String Interpolation in Swift supports multiple data types, this means that you can support expressions such as adding two integers.

Custom String Interpolation

Swift 5.0 introduced the ability to create custom string interpolations. This powerful feature allows developers to define their own interpolation logic for specific types. It’s a game-changer for enhancing code readability and maintainability.


Swift String Interpolation simplifies dynamic text generation, improves code readability, and enhances overall coding efficiency. With the introduction of custom string interpolation in Swift 5.0, you now have more control and flexibility. As a rule of thumb, try sticking to these String Interpolation best practices:

  1. Maintain readability: do not overuse too many variables or expressions with your String Interpolation
  2. Handle optionals: consider using conditional statements or coalescing operators to prevent unexpected nil values from causing issues.

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