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How to center UITextField text in Swift

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment


I have a UITextField object with the text property set to “hi”. However these two lines have no affect on where “hi” is located

 myUITextObject.contentVerticalAlignment = UIControlContentVerticalAlignment.Center
 myUITextObject.contentHorizontalAlignment = UIControlContentHorizontalAlignment.Center

Is this a bug in Swift? If so how do I go about logging this as a bug so Apple can fix it in the next Swift release?


You would want to write it like this:

myUITextObject.textAlignment = .center

(Edited to change from .Center to .center)


What you’re looking for is the textAlignment property; try this:

myUITextObject.textAlignment = NSTextAlignmentCenter;


Another way to do it, is by using the storyboard.

In fact there is a Vertical and Horizontal Control that you can use for align your element inside the UITextField.
In the case above that align the text to the top left:

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Hope it helps,