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      Latest reply on Jan 15, 2017 9:04 AM by eskimo
      biondo-giuseppe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        I have several pictures stored in an hard drive attached to the Apple AirPort Extreme.

        The paths of the pictures look like the following:


        "afp://AirPort Extreme 3 (TC)._afpovertcp._tcp.local/NAS-0/00024000000/00024000023.jpg"


        How can I load and display them in the iPad with Swift Code ?

        I wish to download and display them from a Local network only, no web or internet server.

        Xcode 8.2.1 SWIFT 3.0


        This is the code I am using to display images.

        It works with files stored in a local Hard Drive (USB port) as file:///Volumes but it does not work when the file is stored to the Time Capsule as afp://...etc file


           // Get data from url

            func getDataFromUrl(url: URL, completion: @escaping (_ data: Data?, _  response: URLResponse?, _ error: Error?) -> Void) {

                URLSession.shared.dataTask(with: url) {

                    (data, response, error) in

                    completion(data, response, error)



            // Load the image

            func downloadImage(url: URL) {

                getDataFromUrl(url: url) { (data, response, error)  in

                    guard let data = data, error == nil else { return }

                    DispatchQueue.main.async() { () -> Void in

                        self.NewPic.image = UIImage(data: data)




            // Display the piture when action detected

            @IBAction func UrlButton(_ sender: Any) {

               traditionalAddress = "afp://AirPort Extreme 3 (TC)._afpovertcp._tcp.local/NAS-0/00024000000/00024000023.jpg"

               let newUrl = traditionalAddress.replacingOccurrences(of: " ", with: "%20", options: .literal, range: nil)

                if let checkedUrl = URL(string: newUrl) {

                    downloadImage(url: checkedUrl)