mattyd mattyd - 3 months ago 66x
iOS Question

IOS - remove ALL padding from UITextView

There are many great examples on SO to remove the left padding of a UITextView.

How to lose margin/padding in UITextView?

However, I need to remove the right padding too.

I have tried...

[tv setContentInset: UIEdgeInsetsMake(-4,-8,-8,-X)];//where X is any integer

and just about every other permeation of the last two values to remove the padding and nothing seems to work. Have also tried

[tv sizeToFit];
[tv setTextAlignment:[NSTextAlignmentRight]];

The following Text in the Textview says "00"

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Although it is iOS 7 only, an extremely clean solution is to do the following:

textView.textContainerInset = UIEdgeInsetsZero;
textView.textContainer.lineFragmentPadding = 0;

This will effectively remove all padding (insets) around the text inside the text view. If your deployment target is iOS 7+ then this is the best solution thus far.

For 2016, there is finally, finally, a solution to this absurd Apple problem.

// TextView
// eliminates Apple's ####ing stupid margins from UITextView
import UIKit
class TextView:UITextView
    override func prepareForInterfaceBuilder()
    override func awakeFromNib() { tweak() }
    func tweak()
        textContainerInset = UIEdgeInsetsZero;
        textContainer.lineFragmentPadding = 0;

One - Works correctly in storyboard.

Two - Works correctly in builds.

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Fortunately it's that simple these days. At last.