yonasstephen yonasstephen - 1 month ago 52x
Swift Question

UICollectionViewCell with AutoLayout not working in iOS 10

I'm trying to create a dynamic UICollectionView whose cells auto-resize based on the text inside it. But for some reasons, my custom UICollectionViewCell won't expand to the full width. I am using SnapKit as AutoLayout and all my views are code-based; no xib or storyboard. Here's a debug view of what I got at the moment:

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I want the cell to expand full width and the height to fit whatever the content is. Here's a snippet on my UICollectionViewController

override func viewDidLoad() {

self.title = "Home"

let layout = UICollectionViewFlowLayout()
layout.itemSize = CGSize(width: view.frame.width, height: view.frame.height)
layout.scrollDirection = .vertical
layout.estimatedItemSize = CGSize(width: 375, height: 250)

collectionView = UICollectionView(frame: CGRect(x: 0, y: 0, width: view.frame.width, height: view.frame.height), collectionViewLayout: layout)
collectionView.dataSource = self
collectionView.delegate = self
collectionView.backgroundColor = UIColor(red: 245/255, green: 245/255, blue: 245/255, alpha: 1)
collectionView.register(HomeCollectionViewCell.self, forCellWithReuseIdentifier: reuseIdentifier)



func collectionView(_ collectionView: UICollectionView, cellForItemAt indexPath: IndexPath) -> UICollectionViewCell {
let cell = collectionView.dequeueReusableCell(withReuseIdentifier: reuseIdentifier, for: indexPath)

// Configure the cell
if let c = cell as? HomeCollectionViewCell {
c.contentView.frame = c.bounds
c.contentView.autoresizingMask = [.flexibleHeight, .flexibleWidth]
configureCell(c, indexPath: indexPath)


return cell

func configureCell(_ cell: HomeCollectionViewCell, indexPath: IndexPath) {
cell.setText(withTitle: items[(indexPath as NSIndexPath).section].title)

And here's a snippet of my custom UICollectionViewCell

override init(frame: CGRect) {
super.init(frame: frame)

self.contentView.autoresizingMask = [.flexibleHeight, .flexibleWidth]
self.contentView.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = true
self.contentView.bounds = CGRect(x: 0, y: 0, width: 99999, height: 99999)



private func createTitle() {
titleView = TTTAttributedLabel(frame: CGRect(x: 0, y: 0, width: contentView.frame.width, height: 56))
titleView.tag = 1
titleView.numberOfLines = 2
titleView.delegate = self
titleView.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = false


titleView.snp_updateConstraints(closure: {
make in



func setText(withTitle title:String, paragraph: String, image: String) {
let titleAttributed = AttributedString(string: title, attributes: titleStringAttr)

titleView.attributedText = titleAttributed

I've spent 3 days just working on this on and on.. Any advice appreciated!


Well it's not really a solution, but the TTTAttributedLabel does some black magic that causes the AutoLayout not to work. So for me, I changed the TTTAttributedLabel to UILabel and it works fine.

FYI I posted similar question on SnapKit Github issues; credits to robertjpayne there for the hint (https://github.com/SnapKit/SnapKit/issues/261)