ThisClark ThisClark - 12 days ago 7
iOS Question

Get the intrinsic height of a custom control

How can I get the height of my custom control?

The idea is I will use it to dynamically set the height of some buttons inside the custom control. I've set the Placeholder height to 44 in the Xcode size inspector.

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Working off Apple's Start Developing iOS Apps (Swift) tutorial, I am attempting to access

and it gives a value of 1000 while the tutorial seems to suggest it should be 44.

class RatingControl: UIView {
override public var intrinsicContentSize: CGSize {
let buttonSize = Int(frame.size.height)
print(buttonSize) // prints 1000
let width = (buttonSize * starCount) + (spacing * (starCount - 1))
return CGSize(width: width, height: buttonSize)


You should never access frame inside intrinsicContentSize. intrinsicContentSize should return the size that perfectly fits the contents of the view, regardless of its current frame.

In your case, I think you can just use 44 for your buttonSize.