n.evermind n.evermind - 8 days ago 5
Objective-C Question

How to prevent a UILabel cutting off with '...'

I was wondering if there is any way to prevent an UILabel from cutting off with '...'? I have a CGRect which is 55 in width and 20 in height and I would like it to simply cut off after 55 (or clip the contents off) without indicating with '...' that there is more.

UILabel *btnTitle = [[UILabel alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, 55, 20)];
btnTitle.text = labelMe;
btnTitle.textColor = [UIColor whiteColor];
btnTitle.backgroundColor = [UIColor clearColor];
btnTitle.transform = CGAffineTransformMakeRotation( ( 90 * M_PI ) / 180 );


I achieved what I wanted (i.e. the clipping) by putting the UILabel (with increased width, i.e. 100 x 20) into an UIView (55 x 20) and set clipsToBounds to YES with the result that I couldn't click my buttons anymore - because I was using the label to label a button. The UIView containing the label was hiding my buttons...

Is there a way around this without using an UIView to clip the contents of my UILabel?

Answer

Try this out:

label.lineBreakMode = NSLineBreakByClipping;

For more information, refer UILabel Class Reference

Hope this helps