Scott Scott - 1 year ago 164
iOS Question

Swift - UIButton with two lines of text

I was wondering if it is possible to create a UIButton with two lines of text. I need each line to have a different font size. The first line will be 17 point and the second will be 11 point. I've tried messing with putting two labels inside of a UIButton, but I can't get them to stay inside the bounds of the button.

I'm attempting to do all of this in the ui builder, and not programmatically.

Thanks

Answer Source

There are two questions.

I was wondering if it is possible to create a UIButton with two lines of text

This is possible through using the storyboard or programmatically.

Storyboard:

Change the 'Line Break Mode' to Character Wrap and use Alt/Option + Enter key to enter a new line in the UIButton's Title field.

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Programmatically:

override func viewDidAppear(animated: Bool) {
        super.viewDidAppear(animated)

        btnTwoLine?.titleLabel?.lineBreakMode = NSLineBreakMode.ByWordWrapping;
}

I need each line to have a different font size 1

The worst case is, you can use a custom UIButton class and add two labels within it.

The better way is, make use of NSMutableAttributedString. Note that,this can be achieved through only programmatically.

@IBOutlet weak var btnTwoLine: UIButton?

override func viewDidAppear(animated: Bool) {
        super.viewDidAppear(animated)

        //applying the line break mode
        btnTwoLine?.titleLabel?.lineBreakMode = NSLineBreakMode.ByWordWrapping;

        var buttonText: NSString = "hello\nthere"

        //getting the range to separate the button title strings
        var newlineRange: NSRange = buttonText.rangeOfString("\n")

        //getting both substrings
        var substring1: NSString = ""
        var substring2: NSString = ""

        if(newlineRange.location != NSNotFound) {
            substring1 = buttonText.substringToIndex(newlineRange.location)
            substring2 = buttonText.substringFromIndex(newlineRange.location)
        }

        //assigning diffrent fonts to both substrings
        let font:UIFont? = UIFont(name: "Arial", size: 17.0)
        let attrString = NSMutableAttributedString(
            string: substring1 as String,
            attributes: NSDictionary(
                object: font!,
                forKey: NSFontAttributeName) as [NSObject : AnyObject])

        let font1:UIFont? = UIFont(name: "Arial", size: 11.0)
        let attrString1 = NSMutableAttributedString(
            string: substring2 as String,
            attributes: NSDictionary(
                object: font1!,
                forKey: NSFontAttributeName) as [NSObject : AnyObject])

        //appending both attributed strings
        attrString.appendAttributedString(attrString1)

        //assigning the resultant attributed strings to the button
        btnTwoLine?.setAttributedTitle(attrString, forState: UIControlState.Normal)

    }

Output

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