tryingtolearn tryingtolearn - 4 months ago 10
Swift Question

Swift: creating UI when function is called

I've got one of these Views here:

let placeContainerView: UIView = {
let view = UIView()
view.backgroundColor = UIColor.whiteColor()
view.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = false
view.layer.cornerRadius = 7
view.layer.masksToBounds = true

return view
}()


And I'm looking to create one next to it every time a function "createNewView()" is called.

let showFullPlaceContainerView = UITapGestureRecognizer(target: self, action: #selector(showFullPlaceContainerViewFunction))
placeContainerView.addGestureRecognizer(showFullPlaceContainerView)


That I want each of the placeContainerView's to respond to.

So I want a view to be generated and I'll give it certain values. And then when I call the function createNewView() I'll get a new view next to it that is exactly the same except with whatever new values I put in.

If you've got any ideas please let me know!

Thank you

EDIT:

The code below demonstrates how I want to setup the placeContainerView each time but I need them to be displayed so that the placeContainerView.topAnchor() is different each time.. How exactly does that work if it is kept in its own class and doesn't know how many times it has been created?

Also, as placeContainerView contains placeLabel and placeImageView do these have to be generated inside the new PlaceContainerViewClass as well?

func setupPlaceContainerView() {
placeContainerView.leftAnchor.constraintEqualToAnchor(view.leftAnchor, constant: -180).active = true
placeContainerView.topAnchor.constraintEqualToAnchor(view.topAnchor, constant: 80).active = true
placeContainerView.widthAnchor.constraintEqualToConstant(227).active = true
placeContainerView.heightAnchor.constraintEqualToConstant(45).active = true


placeContainerView.addSubview(placeLabel)
placeContainerView.addSubview(placeImageLabelSeparator)
placeContainerView.addSubview(placeImageView)

placeLabel.leftAnchor.constraintEqualToAnchor(placeContainerView.leftAnchor).active = true
placeLabel.topAnchor.constraintEqualToAnchor(placeContainerView.topAnchor).active = true
placeLabel.widthAnchor.constraintEqualToConstant(180).active = true
placeLabel.heightAnchor.constraintEqualToAnchor(placeContainerView.heightAnchor).active = true

placeImageLabelSeparator.leftAnchor.constraintEqualToAnchor(placeLabel.rightAnchor).active = true
placeImageLabelSeparator.topAnchor.constraintEqualToAnchor(placeContainerView.topAnchor).active = true
placeImageLabelSeparator.widthAnchor.constraintEqualToConstant(2).active = true
placeImageLabelSeparator.heightAnchor.constraintEqualToAnchor(placeContainerView.heightAnchor).active = true

placeImageView.leftAnchor.constraintEqualToAnchor(placeImageLabelSeparator.rightAnchor).active = true
placeImageView.topAnchor.constraintEqualToAnchor(placeContainerView.topAnchor).active = true
placeImageView.widthAnchor.constraintEqualToConstant(45).active = true
placeImageView.heightAnchor.constraintEqualToAnchor(placeContainerView.heightAnchor).active = true

Answer

As noted by @Paulw11, this task is simply done by creating a new class.

class placeContainerView:UIView {

    var x:Double!
    var y:Bool!
    var z:UILabel!
    var controller:UIViewController!

    //If you want to pass specific values number, you can use convenience init method OR you can use the default init method they give you.
    //previousLabelFrame:CGrect = CGRect() // I defaulted all these values to 0, make them whatevree u need. You would use the default one for the first Label you would make. Then after that, you would pass in the previous one made, to get the frame of it so you can add to the one after that. 
    convenience init(x:Double,y:Bool, z:UILabel, previousLabelFrame:CGRect = CGRect(x: 0, y:0, width:0, height:0), VC:UIViewController) {
        self.x = x
        self.y = y
        self.z = z
        self.controller = VC
        let distance = self.controller.width*0.1 //Whatever u decide here
        //You could just do CGRect(x:previousLabelFrame.maxX+distance, depeding on what you need. 
        self.frame = CGRect(x: previousLabelFrame.minX+distance, y:previousLabelFrame.minY, width: previousLabelFrame.width, height:previousLabelFrame.height)
    }

}

Usage inside ViewController:

var views:[placeContainerView] = []

let view:placeContainerView = placeContainerView(10, true, UILabel(),views[views.count-1], self)
 self.views.append(view)
//OR if this is the FIRST placeContainerView of the whole app, it will use the default values for the frame.
let view:placeContainerView = placeContainerView(10, true, UILabel(), self)
self.views.append(view)

Some odd example of how to use. Then everytime they click a button, just make a new placeContainerView