cdub cdub - 1 year ago 173
iOS Question

Add a tap gesture to a part of a UILabel

I have a NSAttributedString like so:

NSMutableAttributedString *str = [[NSMutableAttributedString alloc] initWithString:@"testing it out @clickhere"];
NSInteger length = str.length;
[str addAttribute:NSForegroundColorAttributeName value:[UIColor bestTextColor] range:NSMakeRange(0,length)];

The NSMutableAttributedString gets set to a UILabel like so:

label.attributedText = str;

How do I make a tap gesture (or something clickable) to another viewcontroller for the words '@clickhere in the string above?


Answer Source

I think, the best way is adding the UIGestureRecognizer to your UILabel and validate the frame that you would like.

UITapGestureRecognizer *singleTap = [[UITapGestureRecognizer alloc] initWithTarget:self action:@selector(handleTap:)];
[_yourLabel addGestureRecognizer:singleTap];

- (void)handleTap:(UITapGestureRecognizer *)tapRecognizer
    CGPoint touchPoint = [tapRecognizer locationInView: _yourLabel];

    //Modify the validFrame that you would like to enable the touch
    //or get the frame from _yourLabel using the NSMutableAttributedString, if possible
    CGRect validFrame = CGRectMake(0, 0, 300, 44);

    if(YES == CGRectContainsPoint(validFrame, touchPoint)
        //Handle here.
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