Sanchit Paurush Sanchit Paurush - 4 months ago 67
iOS Question

How to write text on image in Objective-C (iOS)?

I want to make an image like this programmatically:
example

I have the upper image and text with me. Should I write text on image?

I want to make it a complete png image(image + label) and set it as the background of the button.

Please provide any sample code or any suggestion for it.

Answer

Draw text inside an image and return the resulting image:

+(UIImage*) drawText:(NSString*) text 
             inImage:(UIImage*)  image 
             atPoint:(CGPoint)   point 
{

    UIFont *font = [UIFont boldSystemFontOfSize:12];
    UIGraphicsBeginImageContext(image.size);
    [image drawInRect:CGRectMake(0,0,image.size.width,image.size.height)];
    CGRect rect = CGRectMake(point.x, point.y, image.size.width, image.size.height);
    [[UIColor whiteColor] set];
    [text drawInRect:CGRectIntegral(rect) withFont:font]; 
    UIImage *newImage = UIGraphicsGetImageFromCurrentImageContext();
    UIGraphicsEndImageContext();

    return newImage;
}

Usage:

// note: replace "ImageUtils" with the class where you pasted the method above
UIImage *img = [ImageUtils drawText:@"Some text"
                            inImage:img 
                            atPoint:CGPointMake(0, 0)];

Change the origin of the text inside the image from 0,0 to whatever point you like.

To paint a rectangle of solid color behind the text, add the following before the line [[UIColor whiteColor] set];:

[[UIColor brownColor] set];
CGContextFillRect(UIGraphicsGetCurrentContext(), 
                  CGRectMake(0, (image.size.height-[text sizeWithFont:font].height), 
                                  image.size.width, image.size.height));

I'm using the text size to calculate the origin for the solid color rectangle, but you can replace it with any number.