iOSPawan iOSPawan - 4 days ago 9
iOS Question

Add lefthand margin to UITextField

I want to put the left margin of a

UITextField
's text at 10 px. What is the best way to do that?

Answer

You can do it by extending UITextField class and overriding two methods:

- (CGRect)textRectForBounds:(CGRect)bounds;
- (CGRect)editingRectForBounds:(CGRect)bounds;

Here is the code:

The interface in MYTextField.h

@interface MYTextField : UITextField

@end

Its implementation in MYTextField.m

@implementation MYTextField

static CGFloat leftMargin = 28;

 - (CGRect)textRectForBounds:(CGRect)bounds
{
    bounds.origin.x += leftMargin;

    return bounds;
}

 - (CGRect)editingRectForBounds:(CGRect)bounds
{
    bounds.origin.x += leftMargin;

    return bounds;
}
@end
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