Text Display and Fonts

Use UIKit views to display text, manage fonts, and check spelling.

Topics

Layout

NSLayoutManager

An object that coordinates the layout and display of characters held in an NSTextStorage object.

NSLayoutManagerDelegate

A set of optional methods implemented by delegates of NSLayoutManager objects.

NSTextLayoutOrientationProvider

A set of methods that define the orientation of text for an object.

Text Views

UILabel

A view that displays one or more lines of read-only text, often used in conjunction with controls to describe their intended purpose.

UITextField

An object that displays an editable text area in your interface.

UITextView

A scrollable, multiline text region.

Drag and Drop Customization

Extend the standard drag and drop support for text views to include custom types of content.

Fonts

Scaling Fonts Automatically

Scale text in your interface automatically by using Dynamic Type.

Adding a Custom Font to Your App

Add a custom font to your app and use it in your app’s interface.

UIFont

The interface for getting and setting font information.

UIFontDescriptor

Describes a font with a dictionary of attributes.

UIFontDescriptorSymbolicTraits

A symbolic description of the stylistic aspects of a font.

UIContentSizeCategoryAdjusting

A collection of methods that give controls an easy way to adopt automatic adjustment to content category changes.

UIFontMetrics

A utility object for obtaining custom fonts that scale to support Dynamic Type.

Spell Checking

UITextChecker

An object you use to check a string (usually the text of a document) for misspelled words.

See Also

Text

Text Storage

Manage text storage, and coordinate the layout of text.

Keyboards and Input

Configure the system keyboard, or create your own keyboards and handle input yourself.

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