Instance Property

style

An optional dictionary used to store property values that aren't explicitly defined by the layer.

Declaration

@property(copy) NSDictionary *style;

Discussion

This dictionary may in turn have a style key, forming a hierarchy of default values. In the case of hierarchical style dictionaries the shallowest value for a property is used. For example, the value for “style.someValue” takes precedence over “style.style.someValue”.

If the style dictionary does not define a value for an attribute, the receiver’s defaultValueForKey: method is called. The default value of this property is nil.

The style dictionary is not consulted for the following keys: bounds, frame.

See Also

Modifying the Layer’s Appearance

contentsGravity

A constant that specifies how the layer's contents are positioned or scaled within its bounds.

Contents Gravity Values

The contents gravity constants specify the position of the content object when the layer bounds is larger than the bounds of the content object. They are used by the contentsGravity property.

opacity

The opacity of the receiver. Animatable.

hidden

A Boolean indicating whether the layer is displayed. Animatable.

masksToBounds

A Boolean indicating whether sublayers are clipped to the layer’s bounds. Animatable.

mask

An optional layer whose alpha channel is used to mask the layer’s content.

doubleSided

A Boolean indicating whether the layer displays its content when facing away from the viewer. Animatable.

cornerRadius

The radius to use when drawing rounded corners for the layer’s background. Animatable.

borderWidth

The width of the layer’s border. Animatable.

borderColor

The color of the layer’s border. Animatable.

backgroundColor

The background color of the receiver. Animatable.

shadowOpacity

The opacity of the layer’s shadow. Animatable.

shadowRadius

The blur radius (in points) used to render the layer’s shadow. Animatable.

shadowOffset

The offset (in points) of the layer’s shadow. Animatable.

shadowColor

The color of the layer’s shadow. Animatable.

shadowPath

The shape of the layer’s shadow. Animatable.

allowsEdgeAntialiasing

A Boolean indicating whether the layer is allowed to perform edge antialiasing.

allowsGroupOpacity

A Boolean indicating whether the layer is allowed to composite itself as a group separate from its parent.