Receiver type is forward declaration

I have this code (along with other stuff):

- (NSManagedObjectContext *) managedObjectContext
    assert([NSThread isMainThread]);
    if (_managedObjectContext != nil) {
        return _managedObjectContext;
    NSPersistentStoreCoordinator *coordinator = [self persistentStoreCoordinator];
    if (coordinator != nil) {
        _managedObjectContext = [[NSManagedObjectContext alloc] init];
        [_managedObjectContext setPersistentStoreCoordinator: coordinator];

    return _managedObjectContext;

These lines are giving me errors that class message is a forward declaration:

_managedObjectContext = [[NSManagedObjectContext alloc] init];
[_managedObjectContext setPersistentStoreCoordinator: coordinator];

What is this and how do I fix it?


You must import CoreData/CoreData.h in the file Supporting Files/YourApp-Prefix.pch:

#ifdef __OBJC__
    #import <UIKit/UIKit.h>
    #import <Foundation/Foundation.h>
    #import <CoreData/CoreData.h>

By forward Declaration means you must be declaring class by @Class . Import the Class in the .h/.m file and hope so it will resolve the issue.

Add this to the top of your .h or .m file

#import <CoreData/CoreData.h>

I solved the issue by importing the #import "Project-Name-Swift.h" file in the Objective C class that uses a Swift class.

I Change file DDXML.h and Work.

File: DDXML.h


#if TARGET_OS_IPHONE && 0 // Disabled by default


#if TARGET_OS_IPHONE && 1 // Disabled by default

This frequently happens to me after renaming a class, and then forgetting to update @class myclass in a header file (which obviously won't throw a compile error.)

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