DejalBackgroundView is a NSView subclass to provide a background color and/or border color to a view.
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DejalBackgroundView

DejalBackgroundView is a NSView subclass to provide a background color and/or border color to a view.

Donations

I wrote DejalBackgroundView for my own use, but I'm making it available for the benefit of the Mac developer community.

If you find it useful, a donation via PayPal (or something from my Amazon.com Wish List) would be very much appreciated. Appropriate links can be found on the Dejal Developer page:

http://www.dejal.com/developer

Latest Version

You can find the latest version of this code via the GitHub repository:

https://github.com/Dejal/DejalBackgroundView

For news on updates, also check out the Dejal Developer page or the Dejal Blog filtered for DejalBackgroundView posts:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/dejalbackgroundview

Environment & Requirements

  • All recent versions of OS X.
  • Objective-C language.
  • Xcode 6 or later for the IB_DESIGNABLE support.
  • ARC.

Features

  • Adds a drawsBackground BOOL property. Defaults to YES.
  • Adds a drawsBorder BOOL property. Defaults to YES.
  • Adds a backgroundColor NSColor property. Defaults to nil, but lazily assigns a light blue color if not set to another color.
  • Adds a borderColor NSColor property. Defaults to nil, but lazily assigns a light gray color if not set to another color.
  • IB_DESIGNABLE support for all four properties, so they can be set in Interface Builder.

Usage

Include the DejalBackgroundView.h and DejalBackgroundView.m files in your project.

Then simply change a container NSView to DejalBackgroundView in the view hierarchy, and set the colors as desired (via code or IB), e.g.:

self.backgroundView.backgroundColor = [NSColor lightGrayColor];

License and Warranty

This code uses the standard BSD license. See the included License.txt file. Please also see the Dejal Open Source License web page for more information.

You can use this code at no cost, with attribution. A non-attribution license is also available, for a fee.

You're welcome to use it in commercial, closed-source, open source, free or any other kind of software, as long as you credit Dejal appropriately.

The placement and format of the credit is up to you, but I prefer the credit to be in the software's "About" window or view, if any. Alternatively, you could put the credit in the software's documentation, or on the web page for the product. The suggested format for the attribution is:

Includes DejalBackgroundView code from Dejal.

Where possible, please link the text "Dejal" to the Dejal Developer web page, or include the page's URL: http://www.dejal.com/developer/.

This code comes with no warranty of any kind. I hope it'll be useful to you, but I make no guarantees regarding its functionality or otherwise.

Support / Contact / Bugs / Features

I can't promise to answer questions about how to use the code.

If you create an app that uses the code, please tell me about it.

If you want to submit a feature request or bug report, please use GitHub's issue tracker for this project. Or preferably fork the code and implement the feature/fix yourself, then submit a pull request.

Enjoy!

David Sinclair
Dejal Systems, LLC

Contact: http://www.dejal.com/contact/?subject=DejalBackgroundView More open source projects: http://www.dejal.com/developer Open source announcements on Twitter: http://twitter.com/dejalopen General Dejal news on Twitter: http://twitter.com/dejal