Robert Farr Robert Farr - 6 months ago 37
Objective-C Question

How do I define the size of a CollectionView on rotate

I have a viewcontroller with 2 CollectionView Controllers.

I would like on rotation that only one of the collection views resize to a custom size while the other remains the same.

I have tried to use:

- (CGSize)collectionView:(UICollectionView *)collectionView layout:(UICollectionViewLayout *)collectionViewLayout sizeForItemAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
// Adjust cell size for orientation
if (UIDeviceOrientationIsLandscape([[UIApplication sharedApplication] statusBarOrientation])) {
return CGSizeMake(170.f, 170.f);
return CGSizeMake(192.f, 192.f);

However that just changes both collectionviews. How do I get it to be specific to only one collection?


Heres my 2 cents - because your item sizes are static why don't you set the item size on the collectionViewLayout?

It will be quicker to do this rather than expecting the collection view to call its delegate method for every cell.

viewWillLayoutSubviews can be used for detection of rotation on view controllers. invalidateLayout can be used on a collection view layout to force it to prepare the layout again causing it to position the elements with the new sizes in this case.

- (void)viewWillLayoutSubviews;
    [super viewWillLayoutSubviews];
    UICollectionViewFlowLayout *flowLayout = (id)self.firstCollectionView.collectionViewLayout;

    if (UIInterfaceOrientationIsLandscape(UIApplication.sharedApplication.statusBarOrientation)) {
        flowLayout.itemSize = CGSizeMake(170.f, 170.f);
    } else {
        flowLayout.itemSize = CGSizeMake(192.f, 192.f);

    [flowLayout invalidateLayout]; //force the elements to get laid out again with the new size

edit: updated with Swift2.0 example

override func viewWillLayoutSubviews() {

  guard let flowLayout = collectionView.collectionViewLayout as? UICollectionViewFlowLayout else {

  if UIInterfaceOrientationIsLandscape(UIApplication.sharedApplication().statusBarOrientation) {
    flowLayout.itemSize = CGSize(width: 170, height: 170)
  } else {
    flowLayout.itemSize = CGSize(width: 192, height: 192)