Adding Icons To UITextField

I promise to keep this on short .

I’m really having a good time as I continue learning sweet. Progress on my attempt to create an ‘Instagram clone’ is pretty good. Source code is available on Github.

All was going well until I tried adding icons to UITextField but it only lead to frustrations. So I thought I’d share how I got past this. By the end of this blog you should be able to add images you your TextFields

Icon_TextField

So let’s get started.

I’m assuming you have created your outlets from the storyboard to the related ViewController.

1. Define the ImageView:
let imageView = UIImageView();
let imageEmail = UIImage(named: "ic_email.png");
imageView.image = imageEmail;

2. Set up the frame for the image view:

imageViewEmail.frame = CGRect(x: 5, y: 5, width: 20, height: 20)

No_Padding_TextField

4. Setting padding: 

If you look at the above image, the icons seem to appear above the text. To fix this, you need padding to the textfield.

let paddingView = UIView(frame: CGRectMake(0, 0, 25, self.emailTextField.frame.height))
emailTextField.leftView = paddingView

This will add some space to the left of the text.

Icon_TextField

Complete Code

Happy coding.

1 Comment

  1. renson May 25, 2016 at 7:06 am

    this is impressive sir

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