Mason Mason - 1 year ago 85
iOS Question

UIView set only side borders

Is there a way to set the sides of the border of a UIView to one color and leave the top and the bottom another?

Answer Source

Nope—CALayer borders don’t support that behavior. The easiest way to accomplish what you want is adding an n-point-wide opaque subview with your desired border color as its background color on each side of your view.

Example:

CGSize mainViewSize = theView.bounds.size;
CGFloat borderWidth = 2;
UIColor *borderColor = [UIColor redColor];
UIView *leftView = [[UIView alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, borderWidth, mainViewSize.height)];
UIView *rightView = [[UIView alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(mainViewSize.width - borderWidth, 0, borderWidth, mainViewSize.height)];
leftView.opaque = YES;
rightView.opaque = YES;
leftView.backgroundColor = borderColor;
rightView.backgroundColor = borderColor;

// for bonus points, set the views' autoresizing mask so they'll stay with the edges:
leftView.autoresizingMask = UIViewAutoresizingFlexibleHeight | UIViewAutoresizingFlexibleRightMargin;
rightView.autoresizingMask = UIViewAutoresizingFlexibleHeight | UIViewAutoresizingFlexibleLeftMargin;

[theView addSubview:leftView];
[theView addSubview:rightView];

[leftView release];
[rightView release];

Note that this won’t quite match the behavior of CALayer borders—the left and right border views will always be inside the boundaries of their superview.