Instance Method


Returns the preferred size of the layer in the coordinate space of its superlayer.


- (CGSize)preferredFrameSize;

Return Value

The layer’s preferred frame size.


In macOS, the default implementation of this method calls the preferredSizeOfLayer: method of its layout manager—that is, the object in its layoutManager property. If that object does not exist or does not implement that method, this method returns the size of the layer’s current bounds rectangle mapped into the coordinate space of its superlayer.

See Also

Managing Layer Resizing and Layout


The object responsible for laying out the layer’s sublayers.

- setNeedsLayout

Invalidates the layer’s layout and marks it as needing an update.

- layoutSublayers

Tells the layer to update its layout.

- layoutIfNeeded

Recalculate the receiver’s layout, if required.

- needsLayout

Returns a Boolean indicating whether the layer has been marked as needing a layout update.


A bitmask defining how the layer is resized when the bounds of its superlayer changes.

- resizeWithOldSuperlayerSize:

Informs the receiver that the size of its superlayer changed.

- resizeSublayersWithOldSize:

Informs the receiver’s sublayers that the receiver’s size has changed.