#StackBounty: #ios #objective-c #swift #objc-bridging-header Accessing property of forwardly declared enum from swift

Bounty: 500

Given that there is an ObjC compatible enum written in Swift:

// from MessageType.swift
@objc enum MessageType: Int {
    case one
    case two

and an ObjC class with a property of type MessageType which has to be forwardly declared:

// from Message.h
typedef NS_ENUM(NSInteger, MessageType);

@interface Message: NSObject
@property (nonatomic, readonly) MessageType messageType;

In order to use the Messagein the rest of the Swift codebase, the Message.h was added into the bridging header:

// from App-Bridging-Header.h
#import "Message.h"

Now, imagine there is a Swift class that tries to read the messageType property:

// from MessageTypeReader.swift
class MessageTypeReader {
    static func readMessageType(of message: Message) -> MessageType {
        return message.messageType

The compilation would fail with the following error:

Value of type 'Message' has no member 'messageType'

My question would be: Is there a way to forwardly declare a Swift enum in order for the MessageTypeReader to be able to access the property?

Note: I am aware of the possibility of rewriting the Message into Swift or importing App-Bridging-Header.h into Message.h, but that is not an option here, I am looking for a solution that would work with the current setup.

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