Instance Property


The semantic meaning expected by a text input area.


@property(nonatomic, copy) UITextContentType textContentType;


Use this property to give the keyboard and the system information about the expected semantic meaning for the content that users enter. For example, you might specify UITextContentTypeEmailAddress for a text field that users fill in to receive an email confirmation. When you provide this information about the content you expect users to enter in a text input area, the system can in some cases automatically select an appropriate keyboard and improve keyboard corrections and proactive integration with other text input opportunities.

Because the expected semantic meaning for each text input area should be identified as specifically as possible, you can’t combine multiple values for one textContentType property. For possible values you can use, see Text Content Types; by default, the value of this property is nil.

See Also

Configuring the Keyboard Appearance


The keyboard style associated with the text object.


The type of keyboard to display for a given text-based view. Used with the keyboardType property.


The appearance style of the keyboard that is associated with the text object


The appearance of the keyboard used by a text-based view. Used with the keyboardAppearance property.


The visible title of the Return key.


The text string displayed in the Return key of a keyboard. Used with the returnKeyType property.


Constants that identify the semantic meaning expected for a text-entry area.