Instance Method


Redraws the receiver with the specified highlight setting.


func highlight(_ flag: Bool, withFrame cellFrame: NSRect, in controlView: NSView)



If true, the cell is redrawn with a highlight; otherwise, if false, the highlight is removed.


The bounding rectangle of the receiver.


The control that manages the cell.


Note that the NSCell highlighting does not appear when highlighted cells are printed (although instances of NSTextFieldCell, NSButtonCell, and others can print themselves highlighted). Generally, you cannot depend on highlighting being printed because implementations of this method may choose (or not choose) to use transparency.

See Also

Drawing and Highlighting

func draw(withFrame: NSRect, in: NSView)

Draws the receiver’s border and then draws the interior of the cell.

func highlightColor(withFrame: NSRect, in: NSView) -> NSColor?

Returns the color the receiver uses when drawing the selection highlight.

func drawInterior(withFrame: NSRect, in: NSView)

Draws the interior portion of the receiver, which includes the image or text portion but does not include the border.

var controlView: NSView?

The view associated with the cell.

var isHighlighted: Bool

A Boolean value indicating whether the cell has a highlighted appearance.