A Better Way to Autosize in iOS 8
iOS 8 provides support for resizable table view and collection view cells using AutoLayout but what if you want to autosize an arbitrary view? For instance, let’s say I have a view with a label inside that I want to resize based on content with a maximum width of the size of the screen. In iOS 7 you might have used a combination of
preferredMaxLayoutWidth, a width constraint, and
systemLayoutSizeFittingSize to set a maximum width on the label and find the fitted size. There is now an easier way to do this with
Using this new method we can pass our own custom CGSize as the fitting size and adjust the fitting priorities to use the size as a maximum bounds.
var fittingSize = UILayoutFittingCompressedSize fittingSize.width = 320 let size = myView.systemLayoutSizeFittingSize(fittingSize, withHorizontalFittingPriority: 1000, verticalFittingPriority: 250) // Size will be a value bounded by a maximum width of 320 with the proper height, as if I set a width constraint on myView