MaKo MaKo - 25 days ago 7
iOS Question

UITextField clearButtonMode color

can I change the color of the clearButtonMode on a textField?

theTextField.clearButtonMode = UITextFieldViewModeWhileEditing


shows an x that is grey dark color to delete the textField,

but can i show this button with white color?

thanks

Answer

You'll need to create your own clear button image in this case. I would suggest taking a screenshot of the clear button and editing in photoshop.

You can take that image and create a UIButton with the image dimensions. From there you can set it as the UITextField's rightView. Like so:

UIButton *button = [UIButton buttonWithType:UIButtonTypeCustom];
[button setImage:[UIImage imageNamed:@"clear_button.png"] forState:UIControlStateNormal];
[button setFrame:CGRectMake(0.0f, 0.0f, 15.0f, 15.0f)]; // Required for iOS7
theTextField.rightView = button;
theTextField.rightViewMode = UITextFieldViewModeWhileEditing;

I typed that without syntax checking and what not so you'll want to check it out before running it. You'll also want to replace clear_button.png with whatever your image name is.

You'll also need to write your own method to clear the text field.