Brad Caldwell Brad Caldwell - 1 month ago 22
Swift Question

How Can I Add a Background Image for FirebaseUI Login for iOS?

I'd like to be able to place a background image behind the three sign-in buttons (for Google, Facebook, and Email) of the FirebaseUI login screen. FirebaseUI login is a drop-in authentication solution for iOS, Android, and Web. I'm having trouble with iOS.

There's a little bit of advice on Github, but not enough.

I first initialize my

var customAuthPickerViewController : FIRAuthPickerViewController!
near the top of the ViewController.swift file.

Then, this is the function in my ViewController.swift file, but it's not working. When I click the logout button, the app crashes, and no background image is ever shown.

// Customize the sign-in screen to have the Bizzy Books icon/background image

func authPickerViewController(for authUI: FIRAuthUI) -> FIRAuthPickerViewController {

customAuthPickerViewController = authPickerViewController(for: authUI)
backgroundImage = UIImageView(image: UIImage(named: "bizzybooksbee"))
backgroundImage.contentMode = UIViewContentMode.scaleAspectFill
customAuthPickerViewController.view.addSubview(backgroundImage)

return customAuthPickerViewController
}


The background image "bizzybooksbee" is a Universal Image Set with 1x, 2x, and 3x images already loaded in my Assets.xcassets folder.

Here's a picture of what the login screen looks like without trying to implement the background image.

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UPDATE: I'm able to get the image to show, with the code I gave in the comments below, but it shows OVER the sign-in buttons, as in the pic below.

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Here's an image of the "heirarchy," with Jeffrey's help:

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Answer

Here's the solution!

  1. Remove the junk that doesn't work from ViewController.swift:

    func authPickerViewController(for authUI: FIRAuthUI) -> FIRAuthPickerViewController {
    
    customAuthPickerViewController = authPickerViewController(for: authUI)
    backgroundImage = UIImageView(image: UIImage(named: "bizzybooksbee"))
    backgroundImage.contentMode = UIViewContentMode.scaleAspectFill
    customAuthPickerViewController.view.addSubview(backgroundImage)
    
    return customAuthPickerViewController   }
    
  2. Create a .swift "subclass" of FIRAuthPickerViewController that you can name anything, and add your background image/customization there:

    // BizzyAuthViewController.swift // Bizzy Books // // Created by Brad Caldwell on 10/11/16. // Copyright © 2016 Caldwell Contracting LLC. All rights reserved. //

    import UIKit

    import FirebaseAuthUI

    class BizzyAuthViewController: FIRAuthPickerViewController {

    override func viewDidLoad() {
        super.viewDidLoad()
    
        // Do any additional setup after loading the view.
    
        let width = UIScreen.main.bounds.size.width
        let height = UIScreen.main.bounds.size.height
    
        let imageViewBackground = UIImageView(frame: CGRect(x: 0, y: 0, width: width, height: height))
        imageViewBackground.image = UIImage(named: "bizzybooksbee")
    
        // you can change the content mode:
        imageViewBackground.contentMode = UIViewContentMode.scaleAspectFill
    
        view.insertSubview(imageViewBackground, at: 0)
    }}
    
  3. In your ViewController.swift (or whatever you call it), in the section where you login, change authViewController to equal your new subclass, add a line for the navigation controller, and pass it into the self.present:

    let authViewController = BizzyAuthViewController(authUI: authUI!)

    let navc = UINavigationController(rootViewController: authViewController)

    self.present(navc, animated: true, completion: nil)

I also made a YouTube tutorial which shows how to do this in depth.