30 May '14, 1pm

My latest blog post: iOS Text Kit Basics

Let’s start off by making the simplest possible app that shows off some of what Text Kit can do. In Xcode, create a new project using the Single View Application template, and name it Simple Text View . Select Main.storyboard , use the Object Library to find a UITextView object, and drag it out to fill the view of the available view controller; you’ll see blue guidelines appear and the whole thing snap into place when it’s properly centered. Then use the Attributes Inspector to change the text view’s Text attribute from Plain to Attributed . What this does is tell the text view to allow rich text by using an attributed string . An attributed string, which is represented in iOS by the NSAttributedString class, is simply a string that has some attached metadata describing its attributes. This metadata may contain any number of ranges of characters, each with its own set of a...

Full article: http://robots.thoughtbot.com/ios-text-kit-basics

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