Type Method


Returns the layout direction implied by the specified semantic content attribute, relative to the specified layout direction.


class func userInterfaceLayoutDirection(for semanticContentAttribute: UISemanticContentAttribute, relativeTo layoutDirection: UIUserInterfaceLayoutDirection) -> UIUserInterfaceLayoutDirection



The semantic content attribute for a view.


The user interface layout direction (leftToRight or rightToLeft).

Return Value

The layout direction implied by the semantic content attribute and relative to the layout direction.


For example, when this method is passed a layout direction of rightToLeft and a semantic content attribute of playback, it returns leftToRight. Although layout and drawing code can use this method to determine how to arrange elements, it might be easier to query the container view’s effectiveUserInterfaceLayoutDirection property instead.

See Also

Managing the User Interface Direction

var semanticContentAttribute: UISemanticContentAttribute

A semantic description of the view’s contents, used to determine whether the view should be flipped when switching between left-to-right and right-to-left layouts.

var effectiveUserInterfaceLayoutDirection: UIUserInterfaceLayoutDirection

The user interface layout direction appropriate for arranging the immediate content of the view.

class func userInterfaceLayoutDirection(for: UISemanticContentAttribute)

Returns the user interface direction for the given semantic content attribute.