Rizon Rizon - 1 year ago 137
iOS Question

UIButton vertical alignment doesn't work

I can't figure why in the following code, the title alignment isn't remain Top.

UIButton *btn2 = [UIButton buttonWithType:UIButtonTypeRoundedRect];
btn2.titleLabel.font = [UIFont systemFontOfSize:53];
btn2.frame = CGRectMake(20, 20, 270, 44);
[btn2 setTitle:@"test1 test2 test3 test4 test5 test6 test7" forState:UIControlStateNormal];
[btn2 setTitleColor:[UIColor blackColor] forState:UIControlStateNormal];
btn2.titleLabel.minimumFontSize = 1.0;
btn2.titleLabel.adjustsFontSizeToFitWidth = YES;
btn2.titleLabel.numberOfLines = 1;
btn2.contentVerticalAlignment = UIControlContentVerticalAlignmentTop;

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Answer Source

This behavior is due to the baselineAdjustment default property of the button's titleLabel. If you set this to UIBaselineAdjustmentNone, you should get the effect you're looking for.

btn2.titleLabel.baselineAdjustment = UIBaselineAdjustmentNone;

From the docs for UILabel:


Controls how text baselines are adjusted when text needs to shrink to fit in the label.

@property(nonatomic) UIBaselineAdjustment baselineAdjustment


If the adjustsFontSizeToFitWidth property is set to YES, this property controls the behavior of the text baselines in situations where adjustment of the font size is required. The default value of this property is UIBaselineAdjustmentAlignBaselines. This property is effective only when the numberOfLines property is set to 1.



Adjust text relative to the position of its baseline.

Available in iOS 2.0 and later.


Adjust text based relative to the center of its bounding box.

Available in iOS 2.0 and later.


Adjust text relative to the top-left corner of the bounding box. This is the default adjustment.

Available in iOS 2.0 and later.

Note that the default adjustment for UILabel differs from that of a button's titleLabel.

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