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Detect longpress in MapView for SwiftUI

I have a MapView in SwiftUi and I am trying to add a pin annotation to it when a user long presses a location on the map. I see this can easily be accomplished in swift however I am using SwiftUI. I do not know how to add the long-press detector. A code example would be great.

My MapView

struct MapView: UIViewRepresentable {

var annotations: [PinAnnotation]
let addAnnotationListener: (PinAnnotation) -> Void

func makeUIView(context: Context) -> MKMapView {
    let mapView = MKMapView()
    mapView.delegate = context.coordinator
    return mapView

func updateUIView(_ view: MKMapView, context: Context) {
    view.delegate = context.coordinator
    if annotations.count == 1 {
        let coords = annotations.first!.coordinate
        let region = MKCoordinateRegion(center: coords, span: MKCoordinateSpan(latitudeDelta: 0.1, longitudeDelta: 0.1))
        view.setRegion(region, animated: true)


func makeCoordinator() -> MapViewCoordinator {



class MapViewCoordinator: NSObject, MKMapViewDelegate {

var mapViewController: MapView

init(_ control: MapView) {
    self.mapViewController = control

func mapView(_ mapView: MKMapView, annotationView view: MKAnnotationView, calloutAccessoryControlTapped control: UIControl) {
    let annotation = view.annotation
    guard let placemark = annotation as? MKPointAnnotation else { return }

func mapView(_ mapView: MKMapView, viewFor annotation: MKAnnotation) -> MKAnnotationView?{
    //Custom View for Annotation
    let identifier = "Placemark"
    if  let annotationView = mapView.dequeueReusableAnnotationView(withIdentifier: identifier) {
        annotationView.annotation = annotation
        return annotationView
    } else {
        let annotationView = MKPinAnnotationView(annotation: annotation, reuseIdentifier: identifier)
        annotationView.isEnabled = true
        annotationView.canShowCallout = true
        let button = UIButton(type: .infoDark)
        annotationView.rightCalloutAccessoryView = button
        return annotationView

The method to add a pin to a MapView

    func addPinBasedOnGesture(gestureRecognizer:UIGestureRecognizer){
        var touchPoint = gestureRecognizer.locationInView(mapView)
        var newCoordinates = self.convertPoint(touchPoint, toCoordinateFromView: mapView)
        let annotation = MKPointAnnotation()
        annotation.coordinate = newCoordinates


  • Below solution adds a pin at the point where user long presses on the Map.

    Add below method in MapViewCoordinator

    @objc func addPinBasedOnGesture(_ gestureRecognizer:UIGestureRecognizer) {
        let touchPoint = gestureRecognizer.location(in: gestureRecognizer.view)
        let newCoordinates = (gestureRecognizer.view as? MKMapView)?.convert(touchPoint, toCoordinateFrom: gestureRecognizer.view)
        let annotation = PinAnnotation()
        guard let _newCoordinates = newCoordinates else { return }
        annotation.coordinate = _newCoordinates

    and longPress gesture code in func makeUIView(context: Context) -> MKMapView {}

        func makeUIView(context: Context) -> MKMapView {
        let mapView = MKMapView()
        mapView.delegate = context.coordinator
        let longPressed = UILongPressGestureRecognizer(target: context.coordinator,
                                                       action: #selector(context.coordinator.addPinBasedOnGesture(_:)))
        return mapView