How to center the section headers of a UITableView How to center the section headers of a UITableView ios ios

How to center the section headers of a UITableView

this should solve your issue. Tested in xcode 6 / ios8

- (NSString *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView titleForHeaderInSection:(NSInteger)section {    [[UILabel appearanceWhenContainedIn:[UITableViewHeaderFooterView class], nil] setTextAlignment:NSTextAlignmentCenter];    return [sectionTitles objectAtIndex:section];}

You must also implement tableView:heightForHeaderInSection to adjust your header height :

In the UITableViewDelegate Protocol Reference doc you find :



The returned object, for example, canbe a UILabel or UIImageView object.The table view automatically adjuststhe height of the section header toaccommodate the returned view object.This method only works correctly whentableView:heightForHeaderInSection: isalso implemented.

For centering the Header label you must specify the label frame before setting its aligment to center.For getting the standart font, use SystemFontOfSize:

Also beware you are creating a memory leak you are supposed to return an autoreleased view

Try something like this :

UILabel *lbl = [[[UILabel alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, self.view.frame.size.width, 30)] autorelease];lbl.textAlignment = UITextAlignmentCenter;lbl.font = [UIFont systemFontOfSize:12];

Hope this helps,Vincent

Volker's answer in Swift:

If you target iOS6 and later you don't have to provide your own header view if you just want to center the header title.

Just implement

- tableView:willDisplayHeaderView:forSection:

and set the textAligment property of the label:

func tableView(tableView: UITableView, willDisplayHeaderView view: UIView, forSection section: Int) {    if let headerView = view as? UITableViewHeaderFooterView {        headerView.textLabel?.textAlignment = .Center    }}