[Objective-C] Add contact to contacts list

Hi all,
this is a simple way to add programmatically a “Person” into your iphone contacts list.

First of all you need to include Address Book frameworks into your project:

#import AddressBook/AddressBook.h
#import AddressBookUI/AddressBookUI.h

After that, create an IBAction or something else and paste this function:

[code lang=”java” autolinks=”false” collapse=”false” firstline=”1″ gutter=”true” htmlscript=”false” light=”false” padlinenumbers=”false” smarttabs=”true” tabsize=”4″ toolbar=”false”]- (IBAction) addToContacts {
ABAddressBookRef iPhoneAddressBook = ABAddressBookCreate();
ABRecordRef newPerson = ABPersonCreate();

// add infos
ABRecordSetValue(newPerson, kABPersonFirstNameProperty, CFSTR("Alberto"), nil);
ABRecordSetValue(newPerson, kABPersonLastNameProperty, CFSTR("Pasca"), nil);
ABRecordSetValue(newPerson, kABPersonOrganizationProperty, CFSTR("albertopasca.it"), nil);

ABMutableMultiValueRef multiPhone = ABMultiValueCreateMutable(kABMultiStringPropertyType);

ABMultiValueAddValueAndLabel(multiPhone, @"328-1111111", kABHomeLabel, NULL);
ABMultiValueAddValueAndLabel(multiPhone,@"02-222222", kABWorkLabel, NULL);
ABRecordSetValue(newPerson, kABPersonPhoneProperty, multiPhone,nil);
CFRelease(multiPhone);

ABMutableMultiValueRef multiEmail = ABMultiValueCreateMutable(kABMultiStringPropertyType);

ABMultiValueAddValueAndLabel(multiEmail, @"info@albertopasca.it", kABHomeLabel, NULL);
ABRecordSetValue(newPerson, kABPersonEmailProperty, multiEmail, nil);

// add an image !
UIImage *im = [UIImage imageNamed:@"logo_mobile_48.png"];
NSData *dataRef = UIImagePNGRepresentation(im);
ABPersonSetImageData(newPerson, (CFDataRef)dataRef, nil);

CFRelease(multiEmail);

ABAddressBookAddRecord(iPhoneAddressBook, newPerson, nil);
BOOL didAdd = ABAddressBookSave(iPhoneAddressBook, nil);

CFRelease(newPerson);
CFRelease(iPhoneAddressBook);
}[/code]

All the contact properties are hidden in kAB*******. Try it!

It’s all!!!

enjoy!

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Alberto Pasca
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