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Line-height in iOS help

iOS doesn't seem to allow you to change the line-height too easily. Is there a preferred way to modify the leading in the code when developing for iOS?

Anyone have any tips with iOS typography? Help needed :)

Thanks in advance!

3 Answers

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

looking at this maybe you could use an attributed string. its the second answer on the page. ios6+ only

Amit Bijlani
Amit Bijlani
Treehouse Guest Teacher

As Stone mentioned you should probably use attributed strings. Here's some code to set custom line height when using a UILablel.

    NSMutableParagraphStyle *paragraphStyle = [[NSMutableParagraphStyle defaultParagraphStyle] mutableCopy];
    paragraphStyle.lineSpacing = 13;
    paragraphStyle.minimumLineHeight = 13;
    paragraphStyle.maximumLineHeight = 16;

    label.attributedText = [[NSAttributedString alloc] initWithString:@"some text"
                                 @{NSParagraphStyleAttributeName : paragraphStyle}];

Thanks guys, I will give this a go!