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Last Update: 29/December/2019.

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✍️ About

📄 Column Text View is an adaptive UI component that renders text in columns, horizontally [iOS 12, UIKit, TextKit, SwiftUI].

📺 Demo

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🍱 Features

  • Configurable
    • There are a number of configurable properties and you can use, such as, you can specify the number of columns for the supplied text, specify column spacing, paddings and other properties
  • Adaptive
    • The underlying text container adjusts its size to support the needed amount of space for the supplied text
  • SwiftUI Compatable
    • You can use a dedicated wrapper called ColumnedTextView to use the componet with SwiftUI
  • Ease of Use
    • Instantiate a single instane of ColumnTextView or ColumnedTextView (for SwiftUI ), setup the parent view and supply some text
  • Designable and Inspectable
    • You can use .storyboard or .xib files to configure the component without touching code (well, almost)

📚 Usage

The first thing you need to do is to prepare the UI component. The following example demostrates the programmatic approach, where the component is instantiated without .storyboard or .xib outlets:

// 1
let columnTextView = ColumnTextView(frame: view.bounds, .columns(2))
columnTextView.autoresizingMask = [.flexibleWidth, .flexibleHeight]
columnTextView.backgroundColor = .white

// 2
columnTextView.attributedText = attributedString
  • (1) The first part is instantiation and setup. Here we have pretty usual things happenning, nothing exotic 🌴. You can specify the way the columns should be created. Here you have two options: to use .absolute(***UInt16***), where the associated parameter is a single column width in points or to use .columns(***UInt16***), where the associated parameter is a positive integer number that specifies the exact number of columns that should be created for the current screen's width.
  • (2) The next part is about the text attachment. You simply create an instance of NSAttributedString, configure it as you'd like and that's it.

You can change the attributedText property, the results will be correspondigly reflected and specify all four paddings for top, right, bottom and left sides of the component.

🏗 Installation

Swift Package Manager

Xcode 11+

  1. Open MenuBar → File → Swift Packages → Add Package Dependency...
  2. Paste the package repository url and hit Next.
  3. Select the installment rules.

After specifying which version do you want to install, the package will be downloaded and attached to your project.


If you already have a Package.swift or you are building your own package simply add a new dependency:

dependencies: [
    .package(url: "`", from: "1.0.0")


You can always use copy-paste the sources method 😄. Or you can compile the framework and include it with your project.

🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ Contributing

Your contributions are always appreciated. There are many ways how you help with the project:

  • You can suggest something
  • You can write additional documentation or sample codes
  • Implement a new feature
  • Fix a bug
  • Help to maintain by answering to the questions (if any) that other folks have
  • etc.

Overall guidelies are:

  • Please, discuss a feature or a major source change/addition before spending time and creating a pool requested via issues.
  • Create a separate branch and make sure that your code compiles and does not produce errors and warnings.
  • Please, don't be upset if it takes a while to review your code or receive an answer.

👨‍💻 Author

Astemir Eleev

🔖 Licence

The project is available under MIT Licence

Column Text View UI

📄 Column Text View is an adaptive UI component that renders text in columns, horizontally [iOS 12, UIKit, TextKit, SwiftUI].

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