Dino Defense addNodes to Layer

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this is a Dictionary of type [enum: SKnode]


My question is How can a Dictionary use the addChild property here. Were is the trick?

The book says: You add the tower selector nodes to the .Hud game layer.


Try putting this bit of code into a playground:

enum state {
  case begin, end
let nodes = [state.begin : "This is the beginning state",
             state.end : "This is the end state"]

Here you’ve created an enum and a dictionary. You can use the state’s values to recover values from a dictionary.

nodes[.begin] will have the value "This is the beginning state". You’ve used .begin as an index (or key) into the dictionary. So nodes[.begin] is actually of type String.

Similarly, gameLayerNodes[.Hud] is of type SKNode, and you’re using .Hud as a key for the dictionary value.

The code gameLayerNodes[.Hud]!.addChild(towerSelectedNode is equivalent to:

let node = gameLayerNodes[.Hud]!

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