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EasyTipView is a fully customizable tooltip view written in Swift that can be used as a call to action or informative tip.
- Supported OS & SDK versions
- Customizing the appearance
- Customising the presentation and dismissal animations
- [x] Can be shown pointing to any
- [x] Support for any arrow direction
←, →, ↑, ↓
- [x] Automatic orientation change adjustments.
- [x] Fully customizable appearance (text or custom content view).
- [x] Fully customizable presentation and dismissal animations.
CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Cocoa projects.
CocoaPods 0.36 adds supports for Swift and embedded frameworks. You can install it with the following command:
$ gem install cocoapods
To integrate EasyTipView into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your
For Swift 4.x
pod 'EasyTipView', '~> 2.0.4'
For Swift 3.x
pod 'EasyTipView', '~> 2.0.4'
Then, run the following command:
$ pod install
In case Xcode complains ("Cannot load underlying module for EasyTipView") go to Product and choose Clean (or simply press ⇧⌘K).
Carthage is a decentralized dependency manager that builds your dependencies and provides you with binary frameworks.
You can install Carthage with Homebrew using the following command:
$ brew update $ brew install carthage
To integrate EasyTipView into your Xcode project using Carthage, specify it in your
carthage update to build the framework and drag the built
EasyTipView.framework into your Xcode project.
If you prefer not to use either of the aforementioned dependency managers, you can integrate EasyTipView into your project manually.
Supported OS & SDK Versions
- Supported build target - iOS 8+ (Xcode 8)
1) First you should customize the preferences:
var preferences = EasyTipView.Preferences() preferences.drawing.font = UIFont(name: "Futura-Medium", size: 13)! preferences.drawing.foregroundColor = UIColor.whiteColor() preferences.drawing.backgroundColor = UIColor(hue:0.46, saturation:0.99, brightness:0.6, alpha:1) preferences.drawing.arrowPosition = EasyTipView.ArrowPosition.Top /* * Optionally you can make these preferences global for all future EasyTipViews */ EasyTipView.globalPreferences = preferences
2) Secondly call the
show(animated: forView: withinSuperview: text: preferences: delegate:) method:
EasyTipView.show(forView: self.buttonB, withinSuperview: self.navigationController?.view, text: "Tip view inside the navigation controller's view. Tap to dismiss!", preferences: preferences, delegate: self)
Note that if you set the
EasyTipView.globalPreferences, you can ommit the
preferences parameter in all calls. Additionally, you can also ommit the
withinSuperview parameter and the
EasyTipView will be shown within the main application window.
Alternatively, if you want to dismiss the
EasyTipView programmatically later on, you can use one of the instance methods:
let tipView = EasyTipView(text: "Some text", preferences: preferences) tipView.show(forView: someView, withinSuperview: someSuperview) // later on you can dismiss it tipView.dismiss()
Customizing the appearance
In order to customize the
EasyTipView appearance and behavior, you can play with the
Preferences structure which encapsulates all the customizable properties of the
EasyTipView. These preferences have been split into three structures:
Drawing- encapsulates customizable properties specifying how
EastTipViewwill be drawn on screen.
Positioning- encapsulates customizable properties specifying where
EasyTipViewwill be drawn within its own bounds.
Animating- encapsulates customizable properties specifying how
EasyTipViewwill animate on and off screen.
||The corner radius of the tip view bubble.|
||The height of the arrow positioned at the top or bottom of the bubble.|
||The width of the above mentioned arrow.|
||The text color.|
||The background color of the bubble.|
||The position of the arrow. This can be: +
||The alignment of the text.|
||Width of the optional border to be applied on the bubble.|
||Color of the optional border to be applied on the bubble. In order for the border to be applied,
||Font to be applied on the text.|
||The color of the shadow (default
||The opacity of the shadow (default
||The radius of the shadow (default
||The offset of the shadow.|
||Horizontal bubble inset within its container.|
||Vertical bubble inset within its container.|
||Content horizontal inset within the bubble.|
||Content vertical inset within the bubble.|
||Max bubble width.|
||Spring animation damping.|
||Spring animation velocity.|
||Initial alpha to be applied on the tip view before it is animated on screen.|
||The alpha to be applied on the tip view when it is animating off screen.|
||Show animation duration.|
||Dismiss animation duration.|
||Prevents view from dismissing on tap if it is set to false. (Default value is true.)|
Customising the presentation or dismissal animations
The default animations for showing or dismissing are scale up and down. If you want to change the default behavior, you need to change the attributes of the
animating property within the preferences. An example could be:
preferences.animating.dismissTransform = CGAffineTransform(translationX: 0, y: -15) preferences.animating.showInitialTransform = CGAffineTransform(translationX: 0, y: -15) preferences.animating.showInitialAlpha = 0 preferences.animating.showDuration = 1.5 preferences.animating.dismissDuration = 1.5
This produces the following animations:
For more animations, checkout the example project.
Once you configured the animations, a good idea would be to make these preferences global, for all future instances of
EasyTipView by assigning it to
EasyTipView is developed by Teodor Patraş and is released under the MIT license. See the
LICENSE file for details.
You can follow or drop me a line on my Twitter account. If you find any issues on the project, you can open a ticket. Pull requests are also welcome.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the EasyTipView README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.