GangstaGraham GangstaGraham - 10 months ago 41
iOS Question

UITextField Only Top And Bottom Border

I currently have a regular border. I would like to only have a top and bottom border.

How do I accomplish this?

Using the

property, I have the following code:

self.layer.borderColor = [[UIColor colorWithRed:160/255.0f green:160/255.0f blue:160/255.0f alpha:1.0f] CGColor];
self.layer.borderWidth = 4.0f;

I have kind of got it to work by making my UITextField extra long, so that the user does not see the left and right borders, but I was just wondering if there was a better, less hackish way of doing this?

I have checked the docs, and changing a
does not have this option.


An iOS First Timer


One approach I have found works good is using layers. Here's a snippet:

CALayer *bottomBorder = [CALayer layer];
bottomBorder.frame = CGRectMake(0.0f, self.frame.size.height - 1, self.frame.size.width, 1.0f);
bottomBorder.backgroundColor = [UIColor blackColor].CGColor;
[myTextField.layer addSublayer:bottomBorder];

Hope this helps someone.