John Smith John Smith - 1 year ago 87
iOS Question

Draw line in UIView

I need to draw a horizontal line in a UIView. What is the easiest way to do it. For example, I want to draw a black horizontal line at y-coord=200.

I am NOT using Interface Builder.

Answer Source

The easiest way in your case (horizontal line) is to add a subview with black background color and frame [0, 200, 320, 1].

Code sample (I hope there are no errors - I wrote it without Xcode):

UIView *lineView = [[UIView alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 200, self.view.bounds.size.width, 1)];
lineView.backgroundColor = [UIColor blackColor];
[self.view addSubview:lineView];
[lineView release];
// You might also keep a reference to this view 
// if you are about to change its coordinates.
// Just create a member and a property for this...

Another way is to create a class that will draw a line in its drawRect method (you can see my code sample for this here).

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