Fogmeister Fogmeister - 7 months ago 92
iOS Question

targetContentOffsetForProposedContentOffset:withScrollingVelocity without subclassing UICollectionViewFlowLayout

I've got a very simple collectionView in my app (just a single row of square thumbnail images).

I'd like to intercept the scrolling so that the offset always leaves a full image at the left side. At the moment it scrolls to wherever and will leave cut off images.

Anyway, I know I need to use the function

- (CGPoint)targetContentOffsetForProposedContentOffset:withScrollingVelocity

to do this but I'm just using a standard
. I'm not subclassing it.

Is there any way of intercepting this without subclassing



OK, answer is no, there is no way to do this without subclassing UICollectionViewFlowLayout.

However, subclassing it is incredibly easy for anyone who is reading this in the future.

First I set up the subclass call MyCollectionViewFlowLayout and then in interface builder I changed the collection view layout to Custom and selected my flow layout subclass.

Because you're doing it this way you can't specify items sizes, etc... in IB so in MyCollectionViewFlowLayout.m I have this...

- (void)awakeFromNib
    self.itemSize = CGSizeMake(75.0, 75.0);
    self.minimumInteritemSpacing = 10.0;
    self.minimumLineSpacing = 10.0;
    self.scrollDirection = UICollectionViewScrollDirectionHorizontal;
    self.sectionInset = UIEdgeInsetsMake(10.0, 10.0, 10.0, 10.0);

This sets up all the sizes for me and the scroll direction.

Then ...

- (CGPoint)targetContentOffsetForProposedContentOffset:(CGPoint)proposedContentOffset withScrollingVelocity:(CGPoint)velocity
    CGFloat offsetAdjustment = MAXFLOAT;
    CGFloat horizontalOffset = proposedContentOffset.x + 5;

    CGRect targetRect = CGRectMake(proposedContentOffset.x, 0, self.collectionView.bounds.size.width, self.collectionView.bounds.size.height);

    NSArray *array = [super layoutAttributesForElementsInRect:targetRect];

    for (UICollectionViewLayoutAttributes *layoutAttributes in array) {
        CGFloat itemOffset = layoutAttributes.frame.origin.x;
        if (ABS(itemOffset - horizontalOffset) < ABS(offsetAdjustment)) {
            offsetAdjustment = itemOffset - horizontalOffset;

    return CGPointMake(proposedContentOffset.x + offsetAdjustment, proposedContentOffset.y);

This ensures that the scrolling ends with a margin of 5.0 on the left hand edge.

That's all I needed to do. I didn't need to set the flow layout in code at all.