An object that lays out the drawn content (which can span multiple pages) of a view for printing.
- iOS 4.2+
- Mac Catalyst 13.0+Beta
Instances of three system classes offer usable view print formatters to applications:
UIText of the UIKit framework, and
MKMap of the MapKit framework. To obtain a view print formatter for a print job, call the
view and initialize the print formatter’s inherited layout properties.
Add the print formatter to the print job in one of two ways:
If a single print formatter is being used for the print job (with no additional drawing), assign it to the
UIPrintshared instance. The inherited
startproperty identifies the beginning page of content with which the formatter is associated.
If you are using multiple formatters along with a page renderer, associate each print formatter with a starting page of the printed content. You often take this approach when you want to add content such as headers and footers to what the formatters provide. You have two ways of associating a print formatter with a
You can add print formatters to the
startproperty of the print formatter specifies the starting page
You can add print formatters by calling
addfor each print formatter; the second parameter of this method specifies the starting page (and overrides any
Formatter(_: starting At Page At:)
View print formatters typically implement the the
draw(_: to draw content in a way that is suitable for printing, If they don’t implement this method, their
draw(_:) method is called instead.
UIView to print the contents of a view is not recommended. To print the contents of a custom view, you should instead draw the view’s contents for printing using a custom