Ivan Ristic Ivan Ristic - 11 months ago 54
iOS Question

How can I concatenate NSAttributedStrings?

I need to search some strings and set some attributes prior to merging the strings, so having NSStrings -> Concatenate them -> Make NSAttributedString is not an option, is there any way to concatenate attributedStrings to another attributedString ?


I'd recommend you use a single mutable attributed string a @Linuxios suggested, and here's another example of that:

NSMutableAttributedString *mutableAttString = [[NSMutableAttributedString alloc] init];

NSString *plainString = // ...
NSDictionary *attributes = // ... a dictionary with your attributes.
NSAttributedString *newAttString = [[NSAttributedString alloc] initWithString:plainString attributes:attributes];

[mutableAttString appendAttributedString:newAttString];

However, just for the sake of getting all the options out there, you could also create a single mutable attributed string, made from a formatted NSString containing the input strings already put together. You could then use addAttributes: range: to add the attributes after the fact to the ranges containing the input strings. I recommend the former way though.