Tapas Pal Tapas Pal - 2 years ago 176
iOS Question

Update height constraint programatically

I am new in auto layout. I have done all of my project from xib file, but now I faced a problem where I have to update an view's height programatically. I have tried below but now working.

[[self view] addConstraint:[NSLayoutConstraint constraintWithItem:loginContainer attribute:NSLayoutAttributeHeight relatedBy:NSLayoutRelationEqual toItem:nil attribute:NSLayoutAttributeNotAnAttribute multiplier:1.0f constant:loginFrame.size.height]];

In console it's shows

Unable to simultaneously satisfy constraints.
Probably at least one of the constraints in the following list is one you don't want. Try this: (1) look at each constraint and try to figure out which you don't expect; (2) find the code that added the unwanted constraint or constraints and fix it. (Note: If you're seeing NSAutoresizingMaskLayoutConstraints that you don't understand, refer to the documentation for the UIView property translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints)
"<NSLayoutConstraint:0x78724530 V:[UIView:0x790cdfb0(170)]>",
"<NSLayoutConstraint:0x787da210 V:[UIView:0x790cdfb0(400)]>"

Will attempt to recover by breaking constraint
<NSLayoutConstraint:0x78724530 V:[UIView:0x790cdfb0(170)]>

Make a symbolic breakpoint at UIViewAlertForUnsatisfiableConstraints to catch this in the debugger.
The methods in the UIConstraintBasedLayoutDebugging category on UIView listed in <UIKit/UIView.h> may also be helpful.

Answer Source

Instead of adding a new constraint, you need to modify the constant on your existing constraint.

Use an IBOutlet to connect to your constraint in Interface Builder:

@property (nonatomic, weak) NSLayoutConstraint *heightConstraint;

Then, when you need to set it programmatically, simply set the constant property on the constraint:

heightConstraint.constant = 100;


If you can't access the nib in Interface Builder, find the constraint in code:

NSLayoutConstraint *heightConstraint;
for (NSLayoutConstraint *constraint in myView.constraints) {
    if (constraint.firstAttribute == NSLayoutAttributeHeight) {
        heightConstraint = constraint;
heightConstraint.constant = 100;
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