AXAttributedLabel is an attributed text label using TextKit on iOS platform that displays text content like UILable do and detect the link/phone/address like UITextView do.
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##Summary AXAttributedLabel is a lightweight attributed text tool based on TextKit using UITextView as structures. With AXAttributedLabel, you can show text content with phone/address/date as attributed text on a interacting view. You can add custom link to the label and capture the actions of touch on the links. On iOS9.0 (IPhone 6s) and higher platforms, you can interact with links using Peek and Pop to preview the content of links.



Data detection supported.

Peek&Pop to preview the links.

Insert any images into text content.

Long press to show menu and customize the edit menu.

Added customizable links.


AXAttributedLabel used on iOS 7.0 and higher version system of IPhone. It needs:

  • Foundation.framework
  • UIKit.framework

You best use the newest version of xcode when you use the label to your projects.

Adding AXAttributedLabel to your projet


CocoaPods is the recommended way to add AXAttributedLabel to your project.

  1. Add a pod entry for AXAttributedLabel to your Podfile pod 'AXAttributedLabel', '~> 0.2.9'
  2. Install the pod(s) by running pod install.
  3. Include AXPopoverView wherever you need it with #import "AXAttributedLabel.h".

Source files

Alternatively you can directly add the AXAttributedLabel.h and AXAttributedLabel.m source files to your project.

  1. Download the latest code version or add the repository as a git submodule to your git-tracked project.
  2. Open your project in Xcode, then drag and drop AXAttributedLabel.h and AXAttributedLabel.m onto your project (use the "Product Navigator view"). Make sure to select Copy items when asked if you extracted the code archive outside of your project.
  3. Include AXAttributedLabel wherever you need it with #import "AXAttributedLabel.h".


This code is distributed under the terms and conditions of the MIT license.


AXAttributedLabel is simple to use just like UILabel or UITextView. Before you use it, make sure you initialize correctly like:

_label = [AXAttributedLabel attributedLabel];
_label.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = NO;
_label.attribute = self;
_label.text = @"Multiple availability att[sss]ributes can be placed on a declaration, which may correspond to different platforms. Only the availability attr[sss]ibute with the platform[sss] correcorre 明天 sponding to the target pla[sss]tform will be used. the availability 15680002585 any others wil[sss]l be ignored. If no 成都市成华区二仙桥东三路1号 availability attribute specifies availability for the cu[sss]rrent target platform, the a[sss]vailability attributes are ignored.";

And make sure _label.attributedEnabled = NO; is setted. attributedEnabled controls the detection of data. Default is YES to detect data and not to if it's NO.

Set data detector

Like this:

_label.detectorTypes |= AXAttributedLabelDetectorTypeImage|AXAttributedLabelDetectorTypeLink|AXAttributedLabelDetectorTypeTransitInformation|AXAttributedLabelDetectorTypeAddress;

Interact with links

If you want to interact with links. Add these codes after your initializer of AXAttributedLabel:

_label.shouldInteractWithURLs = YES;
_label.shouldInteractWithExclusionViews = YES;

Preview links using 3D Touch

Make sure you set interact enabled and add these codes:

_label.allowsPreviewURLs = YES;

This will work.

Add images to content


UIImageView *imageView = [[UIImageView alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(CGRectGetWidth(self.view.frame)*.5-45, 45, 90, 90)];
imageView.image = [UIImage imageNamed:@"avatar.jpg"];
_label.exclusionViews = @[imageView];

Add custom edit menu options


_label.showsMenuItems = YES;
AXMenuItem *item = [AXMenuItem itemWithTitle:@"aaa" handler:^(AXAttributedLabel * _Nonnull label, AXMenuItem * _Nonnull item) {
AXMenuItem *item1 = [AXMenuItem itemWithTitle:@"bbb" handler:^(AXAttributedLabel * _Nonnull label, AXMenuItem * _Nonnull item) {
AXMenuItem *item2 = [AXMenuItem itemWithTitle:@"ccc" handler:^(AXAttributedLabel * _Nonnull label, AXMenuItem * _Nonnull item) {
AXMenuItem *item3 = [AXMenuItem itemWithTitle:@"ddd" handler:^(AXAttributedLabel * _Nonnull label, AXMenuItem * _Nonnull item) {
AXMenuItem *item4 = [AXMenuItem itemWithTitle:@"eee" handler:^(AXAttributedLabel * _Nonnull label, AXMenuItem * _Nonnull item) {
AXMenuItem *item5 = [AXMenuItem itemWithTitle:@"fff" handler:^(AXAttributedLabel * _Nonnull label, AXMenuItem * _Nonnull item) {
AXMenuItem *item6 = [AXMenuItem itemWithTitle:@"hhh" handler:^(AXAttributedLabel * _Nonnull label, AXMenuItem * _Nonnull item) {
[_label setMenuItems:@[item, item1, item2, item3, item4, item5, item6]];

Just make sure showsMenuItems set to YES first.

Using delegate


#pragma mark - AXAttributedLabelDelegate
- (UIImage *)imageAttachmentForAttributedLabel:(AXAttributedLabel *)attl result:(NSTextCheckingResult *)result {
    return [UIImage imageNamed:@"avatar.jpg"];
- (void)attributedLabel:(AXAttributedLabel *)attributedLabel didSelectURL:(NSURL *)url {
    [AXPickerView showInView:self.view.window animated:YES style:0 items:@[url.absoluteString] title:@"打开链接?" tips:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"点击打开链接:%@", url.absoluteString] configuration:NULL completion:^(AXPickerView *pickerView) {
        pickerView.tipsLabel.textAlignment = NSTextAlignmentCenter;
    } revoking:NULL executing:^(NSString *selectedTitle, NSInteger index, AXPickerView *inPickerView) {
        if ([[UIApplication sharedApplication] canOpenURL:url]) {
            [[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:url];
- (void)attributedLabel:(AXAttributedLabel *)attributedLabel didSelectAddress:(NSDictionary *)addressComponents {
    [AXPickerView showInView:self.view.window animated:YES style:0 items:[addressComponents allValues] title:@"地址" tips:@"显示所有地址" configuration:NULL completion:^(AXPickerView *pickerView) {
        pickerView.tipsLabel.textAlignment = NSTextAlignmentCenter;
    } revoking:NULL executing:NULL];
- (void)attributedLabel:(AXAttributedLabel *)attributedLabel didSelectPhoneNumber:(NSString *)phoneNumber {
    [AXPickerView showInView:self.view.window animated:YES style:0 items:@[phoneNumber] title:@"拨打电话?" tips:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"点击拨打电话:%@", phoneNumber] configuration:NULL completion:^(AXPickerView *pickerView) {
        pickerView.tipsLabel.textAlignment = NSTextAlignmentCenter;
    } revoking:NULL executing:^(NSString *selectedTitle, NSInteger index, AXPickerView *inPickerView) {
        if ([[UIApplication sharedApplication] canOpenURL:[NSURL URLWithString:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"tel:%@", phoneNumber]]]) {
            [[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:[NSURL URLWithString:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"tel:%@", phoneNumber]]];
- (void)attributedLabel:(AXAttributedLabel *)attributedLabel didSelectDate:(NSDate *)date {
- (void)attributedLabel:(AXAttributedLabel *)attributedLabel didSelectDate:(NSDate *)date timeZone:(NSTimeZone *)timeZone duration:(NSTimeInterval)duration {
- (void)attributedLabel:(AXAttributedLabel *)attributedLabel didSelectTransitInformation:(NSDictionary *)components {
- (void)attributedLabel:(AXAttributedLabel *)attributedLabel didSelectAttachment:(NSTextAttachment *)attachment {
- (void)attributedLabel:(AXAttributedLabel *)attributedLabel didSelectTextCheckingResult:(NSTextCheckingResult *)result {
- (void)attributedLabel:(AXAttributedLabel *)attributedLabel didSelectExclusionViewAtIndex:(NSUInteger)index {
    NSLog(@"selected exclusion view at index: %@", @(index));

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