NSAttributedString inserting a bullet point? NSAttributedString inserting a bullet point? ios ios

NSAttributedString inserting a bullet point?


Here's a more modern approach that works from iOS6:

NSMutableAttributedString * string = [[NSMutableAttributedString alloc] initWithString:@"•\texample bullet fill out the text to check what happens on the second line and make sure it is lining up OK"];NSMutableParagraphStyle *paragraphStyle;paragraphStyle = [[NSParagraphStyle defaultParagraphStyle] mutableCopy];[paragraphStyle setTabStops:@[[[NSTextTab alloc] initWithTextAlignment:NSTextAlignmentLeft location:15 options:nil]]];[paragraphStyle setDefaultTabInterval:15];[paragraphStyle setFirstLineHeadIndent:0];[paragraphStyle setHeadIndent:15];[string addAttributes:@{NSParagraphStyleAttributeName: paragraphStyle} range:NSMakeRange(0,[string length])];


The easy bit: [mutableAttributedString insertAttributedString: @"•\t" atIndex:0];

The hard bit. Something along the following lines. (This is extracted from a bigger project, but it may give you a decent start.)

NSMutableAttributedString * string = [[NSMutableAttributedString alloc] initWithString:@"•\texample bullet fill out the text to check what happens on the second line and make sure it is lining up OK"];CTTextAlignment alignment = kCTLeftTextAlignment;CGFloat paragraphSpacing = 0.0;CGFloat paragraphSpacingBefore = 0.0;CGFloat firstLineHeadIndent = 15.0;CGFloat headIndent = 30.0;CGFloat firstTabStop = 15.0; // width of your indentCGFloat lineSpacing = 0.45;CTTextTabRef tabArray[] = { CTTextTabCreate(0, firstTabStop, NULL) };CFArrayRef tabStops = CFArrayCreate( kCFAllocatorDefault, (const void**) tabArray, 1, &kCFTypeArrayCallBacks );CFRelease(tabArray[0]);CTParagraphStyleSetting altSettings[] = {    { kCTParagraphStyleSpecifierLineSpacing, sizeof(CGFloat), &lineSpacing},    { kCTParagraphStyleSpecifierAlignment, sizeof(CTTextAlignment), &alignment},    { kCTParagraphStyleSpecifierFirstLineHeadIndent, sizeof(CGFloat), &firstLineHeadIndent},    { kCTParagraphStyleSpecifierHeadIndent, sizeof(CGFloat), &headIndent},    { kCTParagraphStyleSpecifierTabStops, sizeof(CFArrayRef), &tabStops},    { kCTParagraphStyleSpecifierParagraphSpacing, sizeof(CGFloat), &paragraphSpacing},    { kCTParagraphStyleSpecifierParagraphSpacingBefore, sizeof(CGFloat), &paragraphSpacingBefore}}; CTParagraphStyleRef style;style = CTParagraphStyleCreate( altSettings, sizeof(altSettings) / sizeof(CTParagraphStyleSetting) );if ( style == NULL ){    NSLog(@"*** Unable To Create CTParagraphStyle in apply paragraph formatting" );    return;}[string addAttributes:[NSDictionary dictionaryWithObjectsAndKeys:(NSObject*)style,(NSString*) kCTParagraphStyleAttributeName, nil] range:NSMakeRange(0,[string length])];CFRelease(tabStops);CFRelease(style);

You need to include the CoreText framework and then import CoreText/CoreText.h


Here is nice solution with Swift

let label = UILabel()label.frame = CGRect(x: 40, y: 100, width: 280, height: 600)label.textColor = UIColor.lightGraylabel.numberOfLines = 0let arrayString = [    "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.",    "Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.",    "Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur.",    "Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."]label.attributedText = add(stringList: arrayString, font: label.font, bullet: "")self.view.addSubview(label)

Add bullet attributes

Swift 4.2++

func add(stringList: [String],         font: UIFont,         bullet: String = "\u{2022}",         indentation: CGFloat = 20,         lineSpacing: CGFloat = 2,         paragraphSpacing: CGFloat = 12,         textColor: UIColor = .gray,         bulletColor: UIColor = .green) -> NSAttributedString {    let textAttributes: [NSAttributedString.Key: Any] = [NSAttributedString.Key.font: font, NSAttributedString.Key.foregroundColor: textColor]    let bulletAttributes: [NSAttributedString.Key: Any] = [NSAttributedString.Key.font: font, NSAttributedString.Key.foregroundColor: bulletColor]    let paragraphStyle = NSMutableParagraphStyle()    let nonOptions = [NSTextTab.OptionKey: Any]()    paragraphStyle.tabStops = [        NSTextTab(textAlignment: .left, location: indentation, options: nonOptions)]    paragraphStyle.defaultTabInterval = indentation    //paragraphStyle.firstLineHeadIndent = 0    //paragraphStyle.headIndent = 20    //paragraphStyle.tailIndent = 1    paragraphStyle.lineSpacing = lineSpacing    paragraphStyle.paragraphSpacing = paragraphSpacing    paragraphStyle.headIndent = indentation    let bulletList = NSMutableAttributedString()    for string in stringList {        let formattedString = "\(bullet)\t\(string)\n"        let attributedString = NSMutableAttributedString(string: formattedString)        attributedString.addAttributes(            [NSAttributedString.Key.paragraphStyle : paragraphStyle],            range: NSMakeRange(0, attributedString.length))        attributedString.addAttributes(            textAttributes,            range: NSMakeRange(0, attributedString.length))        let string:NSString = NSString(string: formattedString)        let rangeForBullet:NSRange = string.range(of: bullet)        attributedString.addAttributes(bulletAttributes, range: rangeForBullet)        bulletList.append(attributedString)    }    return bulletList}

Swift 4.0 & 4.1

func add(stringList: [String],         font: UIFont,         bullet: String = "\u{2022}",         indentation: CGFloat = 20,         lineSpacing: CGFloat = 2,         paragraphSpacing: CGFloat = 12,         textColor: UIColor = .gray,         bulletColor: UIColor = .green) -> NSAttributedString {    let textAttributes: [NSAttributedStringKey: Any] = [NSAttributedStringKey.font: font, NSAttributedStringKey.foregroundColor: textColor]    let bulletAttributes: [NSAttributedStringKey: Any] = [NSAttributedStringKey.font: font, NSAttributedStringKey.foregroundColor: bulletColor]    let paragraphStyle = NSMutableParagraphStyle()    let nonOptions = [NSTextTab.OptionKey: Any]()    paragraphStyle.tabStops = [        NSTextTab(textAlignment: .left, location: indentation, options: nonOptions)]    paragraphStyle.defaultTabInterval = indentation    //paragraphStyle.firstLineHeadIndent = 0    //paragraphStyle.headIndent = 20    //paragraphStyle.tailIndent = 1    paragraphStyle.lineSpacing = lineSpacing    paragraphStyle.paragraphSpacing = paragraphSpacing    paragraphStyle.headIndent = indentation    let bulletList = NSMutableAttributedString()    for string in stringList {        let formattedString = "\(bullet)\t\(string)\n"        let attributedString = NSMutableAttributedString(string: formattedString)        attributedString.addAttributes(            [NSAttributedStringKey.paragraphStyle : paragraphStyle],            range: NSMakeRange(0, attributedString.length))        attributedString.addAttributes(            textAttributes,            range: NSMakeRange(0, attributedString.length))        let string:NSString = NSString(string: formattedString)        let rangeForBullet:NSRange = string.range(of: bullet)        attributedString.addAttributes(bulletAttributes, range: rangeForBullet)        bulletList.append(attributedString)    }    return bulletList}

Here is result:

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