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Description

A UILabel subclass which responds to touch on specified patterns. It has the following features: a. It can detect pattern specified by regular expression and apply style like font, color etc. b. It allows to replace default ellipse with tappable attributed string to mark truncation c. Convenience methods are provided to detect hashtags, username handler and URLs

Code Quality Rank: L4
Monthly Downloads: 0
Programming language: Objective-C
License: MIT License
Tags: Highlighting     UI     Label     truncationToken    

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ResponsiveLabel

A UILabel subclass which responds to touch on specified patterns. It has the following features:

  1. It can detect pattern specified by regular expression and apply style like font, color etc.
  2. It allows to replace default ellipse with tappable attributed string to mark truncation
  3. Convenience methods are provided to detect hashtags, username handler and URLs

Installation

Add following lines in your pod file
pod 'ResponsiveLabel', '~> 1.0.11'

Usage

The following snippets explain the usage of public methods. These snippets assume an instance of ResponsiveLabel named "customLabel".

#import <ResponsiveLabel.h>

In interface builder, set the custom class of your UILabel to ResponsiveLabel. You may get an error message saying "error: IB Designables: Failed to update auto layout status: Failed to load designables from path (null)" This appears to be an issue with Xcode and Cocoapods and does not seem to cause any problems, but some have been able to fix it, see this Stackoverflow question for more details.

Pattern Detection

//Detects email in text
NSString *emailRegexString = @"[A-Z0-9._%+-]+@[A-Z0-9.-]+\\.[A-Z]{2,4}";
NSError *error;
NSRegularExpression *regex = [[NSRegularExpression alloc]initWithPattern:emailRegexString
options:0
error:&error];
PatternDescriptor *descriptor = [[PatternDescriptor alloc]initWithRegex:regex withSearchType:PatternSearchTypeAll 
withPatternAttributes:@{NSForegroundColorAttributeName:[UIColor redColor]}];
[self.customLabel enablePatternDetection:descriptor];

String Detection

self.customLabel.userInteractionEnabled = YES;
PatternTapResponder tapResponder = ^(NSString *string) {
    NSLog(@"tapped = %@",string);
};
[self.customLabel enableStringDetection:@"text" withAttributes:@{NSForegroundColorAttributeName:[UIColor redColor],
                                                                 RLTapResponderAttributeName: tapResponder}];

Array of String Detection

self.customLabel.userInteractionEnabled = YES;
PatternTapResponder stringTapAction = ^(NSString *tappedString) {
    NSLog(@"tapped string = %@",tappedString);
  };
[self.customLabel enableDetectionForStrings:@[@"text",@"long"] withAttributes:@{NSForegroundColorAttributeName:[UIColor brownColor],
                                                                                  RLTapResponderAttributeName:stringTapAction}];

HashTag Detection

self.customLabel.userInteractionEnabled = YES;
PatternTapResponder hashTagTapAction = ^(NSString *tappedString) {
NSLog(@"HashTag Tapped = %@",tappedString);
};
[self.customLabel enableHashTagDetectionWithAttributes:
@{NSForegroundColorAttributeName:[UIColor redColor], RLTapResponderAttributeName:hashTagTapAction}];

Username Handle Detection

self.customLabel.userInteractionEnabled = YES;
PatternTapResponder userHandleTapAction = ^(NSString *tappedString){
NSLog(@"Username Handler Tapped = %@",tappedString);
};
[self.customLabel enableUserHandleDetectionWithAttributes:
@{NSForegroundColorAttributeName:[UIColor grayColor],RLTapResponderAttributeName:userHandleTapAction}];

URL Detection

self.customLabel.userInteractionEnabled = YES;
PatternTapResponder urlTapAction = ^(NSString *tappedString) {
NSLog(@"URL Tapped = %@",tappedString);
};
[self.customLabel enableURLDetectionWithAttributes:
@{NSForegroundColorAttributeName:[UIColor cyanColor],NSUnderlineStyleAttributeName:[NSNumber
numberWithInt:1],RLTapResponderAttributeName:urlTapAction}];

Highlight Patterns On Tap

To highlight patterns, one can set the attributes:

  • RLHighlightedForegroundColorAttributeName
  • RLHighlightedBackgroundColorAttributeName
  • RLHighlightedBackgroundCornerRadius
self.customLabel.userInteractionEnabled = YES;
PatternTapResponder userHandleTapAction = ^(NSString *tappedString){
NSLog(@"Username Handler Tapped = %@",tappedString);
};
[self.customLabel enableUserHandleDetectionWithAttributes:
@{NSForegroundColorAttributeName:[UIColor grayColor],RLHighlightedForegroundColorAttributeName:[UIColor greenColor],RLHighlightedBackgroundCornerRadius:@5,RLHighlightedBackgroundColorAttributeName:[UIColor blackColor],RLTapResponderAttributeName:userHandleTapAction}];

Custom Truncation Token

Set attributed string as truncation token
Deprecated in 1.0.10
NSString *expansionToken = @"Read More ...";
NSString *str = @"Lorem ipsum dolor sit er elit lamet, consectetaur cillium adipisicing pecu, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.";
NSMutableAttributedString *attribString = [[NSMutableAttributedString alloc]initWithString:kExpansionToken attributes:@{NSForegroundColorAttributeName:[UIColor blueColor],NSFontAttributeName:self.customLabel.font}];
[self.customLabel setAttributedTruncationToken:attribString withAction:^(NSString *tappedString) {
NSLog(@"Tap on truncation text");
}];
[self.customLabel setText:str withTruncation:YES];
Latest introduced on 1.0.10
NSString *expansionToken = @"Read More ...";
NSString *str = @"Lorem ipsum dolor sit er elit lamet, consectetaur cillium adipisicing pecu, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.";
PatternTapResponder tap = ^(NSString *string) {
   NSLog(@"Tap on truncation text");
  }
NSMutableAttributedString *attribString = [[NSMutableAttributedString alloc]initWithString:kExpansionToken attributes:@{NSForegroundColorAttributeName:[UIColor blueColor],NSFontAttributeName:self.customLabel.font,RLTapResponderAttributeName:tap}];
[self.customLabel setAttributedTruncationToken:attribString];
[self.customLabel setText:str withTruncation:YES];
Set image as truncation token

The height of image size should be approximately equal to or less than the font height. Otherwise the image will not be rendered properly

[self.customLabel setTruncationIndicatorImage:[UIImage imageNamed:@"more_image"] withSize:CGSizeMake(25, 5) andAction:^(NSString *tappedString) {
    NSLog(@"tapped on image");
 }];
Set from interface builder

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References

The underlying implementation of ResponsiveLabel is based on KILabel(https://github.com/Krelborn/KILabel). ResponsiveLabel is made flexible to enable detection of any pattern specified by regular expression.

The following articles were helpful in enhancing the functionalities.


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the ResponsiveLabel README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.