How to only show bottom border of UITextField in Swift How to only show bottom border of UITextField in Swift ios ios

How to only show bottom border of UITextField in Swift


Try to do by this way, with Swift 5.1:

var bottomLine = CALayer()bottomLine.frame = CGRect(x: 0.0, y: myTextField.frame.height - 1, width: myTextField.frame.width, height: 1.0)bottomLine.backgroundColor = UIColor.white.cgColormyTextField.borderStyle = UITextField.BorderStyle.nonemyTextField.layer.addSublayer(bottomLine)

You have to set the borderStyle property to None

If you are using the autolayout then set perfect constraint else bottomline will not appear.

Hope it helps.


Thought from @Ashish's answer, used same approach long ago in Objective-C but implementing extension will be more useful.

extension UITextField {    func addBottomBorder(){        let bottomLine = CALayer()        bottomLine.frame = CGRect(x: 0, y: self.frame.size.height - 1, width: self.frame.size.width, height: 1)        bottomLine.backgroundColor = UIColor.white.cgColor        borderStyle = .none        layer.addSublayer(bottomLine)    }}

In your controller:

self.textField.addBottomBorder()

Can add further parameters to your method, like adding border height, color.


@mina-fawzyI liked the answer that included masksToBounds by Mina Fawzy...

I ran into this issue where I was trying to style a bottom border of a UITextField, and the comments using a CGRect worked for me, however, I ran into issues when using different screen sizes, or if I changed the orientation to landscape view from the portrait.

ie. My Xcode Main.storyboard was designed with iPhone XS Max, with a UITextField constrained to be 20 points from the left/right of the screen. In my viewDidLoad() I stylized the UITextField (textfield) using the CGRect approach, making the width of the rectangle equal to textfield.frame.width.

When testing on the iPhone XS Max, everything worked perfectly, BUT, when I tested on iPhone 7 (smaller screen width) the CGRect was grabbing the width of the iPhone XS Max during the viewDidLoad(), causing the rectangle (bottom line) to be too wide, and the right edge went off the screen. Similarly, when I tested on iPad screens, the bottom line was way too short. And also, on any device, rotating to landscape view did not re-calculate the size of the rectangle needed for the bottom line.

The best solution I found was to set the width of the CGRect to larger than the longest iPad dimension (I randomly chose 2000) and THEN added textfield.layer.masksToBounds = true. This worked perfectly because now the line is plenty long from the beginning, does not need to be re-calculated ever, and is clipped to the correct width of the UITextField no matter what screen size or orientation.

Thanks Mina, and hope this helps others with the same issue!


matomo