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UIKit Framework Reference UIMarkupTextPrintFormatter Class Reference

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Instances of the UIMarkupTextPrintFormatter class lay out HTML markup text for a multipage print job.

To use this print formatter for a print job, create an instance of UIMarkupTextPrintFormatter initialized with the HTML, set the inherited layout properties, and add the object 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 printFormatter property of the UIPrintInteractionController shared instance. The inherited startPage property 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 UIPrintPageRenderer object:

    • You can add print formatters to the printFormatters property of the UIPrintPageRenderer object; the startPage property of the print formatter specifies the starting page.

    • You can add print formatters by calling addPrintFormatter:startingAtPageAtIndex: for each print formatter; the second parameter of this method specifies the starting page (and overrides any startPage value).

You can change the markup text at any time before the drawing of the printable content begins.

  • Returns a markup-text print formatter initialized with an HTML string.



    init(markupText markupText: String)


    - (instancetype)initWithMarkupText:(NSString *)markupText



    A string of HTML markup text or nil if you want to add the markup text later.

    Return Value

    An instance of UIMarkupTextPrintFormatter or nil if the object could not be created.


    Available in iOS 4.2 and later.

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