Instance Method


Returns a filter view for the filter.


func view(forUIConfiguration inUIConfiguration: [AnyHashable : Any]!, excludedKeys inKeys: [Any]!) -> IKFilterUIView!



A dictionary that contains values for the IKUISizeFlavor and kCIUIParameterSet keys. For allowed values for the IKUISizeFlavor key, see User Interface Options. For allowed values for the kCIUIParameterSet key, see User Interface Control Options.


An array of the input keys for which you do not want to provide a user interface. Pass nil if you want all input keys to be represented in the user interface.

Return Value

An IKFilterUIView object.


Calling this method to receive a view for a filter causes the CIFilter class to invoke the provideView(forUIConfiguration:excludedKeys:) method. If you override provideView(forUIConfiguration:excludedKeys:) the user interface is created by your filter subclass. Otherwise, Core Image automatically generates the user interface based on the filter keys and attributes.

Your app can retrieve a view whose control sizes complement the size of user interface elements already used in the application. It is also possible to choose which filter input parameters appear in the view. Consumer applications, for example, may want to show a small, basic set of input parameters whereas professional applications may want to provide access to all input parameters.

When you request a user interface for a parameter set, all keys for that set and below are included. For example, the advanced set consists of all parameters in the basic, intermediate and advanced sets. The development set should contain parameters that are either experimental or for debugging purposes. You should use them only during the development of filters and client applications, and not in a shipping product.

The controls in the view use bindings to set the values of the filter. See Cocoa Bindings Programming Topics if you are unfamiliar with bindings.