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iOS Introduction to Auto Layout in iOS Auto Layout in Code Blues and Purples

Will Matthews
Will Matthews
8,127 Points

Why use leading and trailing space attributes in the constraints instead of left and right?

I'm curious why we use the leading and trailing attributes in the constraints for the purple and blue views. My (novice) understanding of the difference of leading/trailing and left/right is that left/right are the actual sides while leading/trailing varies based on the reading direction of the language selected by the user.

So wouldn't the leading/trailing attribute approach break if the language was set to a right-to-left language?

1 Answer

Anthony Attard
Anthony Attard
43,915 Points

It would not break it. Using left to right would break it.