kevinabraham kevinabraham - 11 months ago 48
Swift Question

Calculate range of string from word to end of string in swift

I have an NSMutatableString:

var string: String = "Due in %@ (%@) $%@.\nOverdue! Please pay now %@"
attributedText = NSMutableAttributedString(string: string, attributes: attributes)

How to calculate both the length and starting index from the word
in swift?

so far I have tried:

let startIndex = attributedText.string.rangeOfString("Overdue")
let range = startIndex..<attributedText.string.finishIndex

// Access the substring.
let substring = value[range]

But it doesn't work.

Answer Source

You should generate the resulting string first:

let string = String(format: "Due in %@ (%@) $%@.\nOverdue! Please pay now %@", "some date", "something", "15", "some date")

Then use .disTanceTo to get the distance between indices;

if let range = string.rangeOfString("Overdue") {
  let start = string.startIndex.distanceTo(range.startIndex)
  let length = range.startIndex.distanceTo(string.endIndex)

  let wordToEndRange = NSRange(location: start, length: length) 
  // This is the range you need

     value: UIColor.blueColor(), range: wordToEndRange)

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Please do note that NSRange does not work correctly if the string contains Emojis or other Unicode characters so that the above solution may not work properly for that case.

Please look at the following SO answers for a better solution which covers that case as well: