snapchatdotcom snapchatdotcom - 7 months ago 34
Swift Question

Self Sizing Table View Cells isn't working

I set the

to a constant and
but the table view cell is still not resizing to the detailTextLabel of my cell. Where am I going wrong?

override func viewDidLoad() {

tableView.estimatedRowHeight = 130.0
tableView.tableFooterView = UIView()
tableView.separatorInset.left = 50
tableView.registerClass(CommentCellView.self, forCellReuseIdentifier: cellid)
tableView.rowHeight = UITableViewAutomaticDimension


override func viewDidAppear(animated: Bool) {

override func tableView(tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath) -> UITableViewCell {
let cell = tableView.dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier(cellid, forIndexPath: indexPath) as! CommentCellView

return cell

override func tableView(tableView: UITableView, numberOfRowsInSection section: Int) -> Int {
return 5


override func tableView(tableView: UITableView, estimatedHeightForRowAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath) -> CGFloat {
return 60.0

The UITableViewCell class:

class CommentCellView: UITableViewCell {
override init(style: UITableViewCellStyle, reuseIdentifier: String?) {
super.init(style: .Subtitle, reuseIdentifier: reuseIdentifier)

detailTextLabel?.numberOfLines = 0
detailTextLabel?.text = "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."


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Set your label (called yourText in this example)

 var yourText : UILabel = {
    let label = UILabel()
    label.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = false
    return label

Set your cell constraints in this way and put the setupComponents method here:

 required init(coder aDecoder: NSCoder) {
        super.init(coder: aDecoder)!

    override init(style: UITableViewCellStyle, reuseIdentifier: String?) {
        super.init(style: .Subtitle, reuseIdentifier: "CellId")



        func setupComponents(){


    yourText.leftAnchor.constraintEqualToAnchor(self.leftAnchor, constant: 6).active = true
            yourText.centerYAnchor.constraintEqualToAnchor(self.centerYAnchor).active = true
            yourText.widthAnchor.constraintEqualToConstant(110).active = true

    yourText.numberOfLines = 0

    yourText.lineBreakMode = NSLineBreakMode.ByWordWrapping
     self.bottomAnchor.constraintEqualToAnchor(yourText.bottomAnchor, constant: 5).active = true