Instance Property


A Boolean value that determines whether the view is opaque.


var isOpaque: Bool { get set }


This property provides a hint to the drawing system as to how it should treat the view. If set to true, the drawing system treats the view as fully opaque, which allows the drawing system to optimize some drawing operations and improve performance. If set to false, the drawing system composites the view normally with other content. The default value of this property is true.

An opaque view is expected to fill its bounds with entirely opaque content—that is, the content should have an alpha value of 1.0. If the view is opaque and either does not fill its bounds or contains wholly or partially transparent content, the results are unpredictable. You should always set the value of this property to false if the view is fully or partially transparent.

You only need to set a value for the opaque property in subclasses of UIView that draw their own content using the draw(_:) method. The opaque property has no effect in system-provided classes such as UIButton, UILabel, UITableViewCell, and so on.

See Also

Related Symbols

var alpha: CGFloat

The view’s alpha value.

var backgroundColor: UIColor?

The view’s background color.