Core Text Label
An iOS class that lets you get started rendering basic Core Text in your apps. It's essentially a subclass of UILabel that allows you to set kerning, line height, & multiple fonts.
A few words
Make sure to add the Core Text framework before adding the class to your project. I built the sample project using iOS 5.1, but there's no reason it shouldn't work going back to iOS 3.2 I think [but I've only tested the class back to 4.3].
As easy as pie
NMCustomLabel *label = [[NMCustomLabel alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, 100, 100)]; label.text = @"Tacos are <span class='bold_style'>delicious</span>, <span class='ital_style'>seriously</span>"; [label setDefaultStyle:[NMCustomLabelStyle styleWithFont:[UIFont fontWithName:@"HelveticaNeue" size:12] color:[UIColor colorWithRed:153/255.0 green:153/255.0 blue:153/255.0 alpha:1.0]]]; [label setStyle:[NMCustomLabelStyle styleWithFont:[UIFont fontWithName:@"HelveticaNeue-Bold" size:13] color:[UIColor colorWithRed:53/255.0 green:53/255.0 blue:53/255.0 alpha:1.0]] forKey:@"bold_style"]; [label setStyle:[NMCustomLabelStyle styleWithFont:[UIFont fontWithName:@"HelveticaNeue-LightItalic" size:12] color:[UIColor colorWithRed:153/255.0 green:153/255.0 blue:153/255.0 alpha:1.0]] forKey:@"ital_style"]; label.kern = -0.5; label.lineHeight = 12; [self.view addSubview:label];
About this project
If you're using this class, I'd love to hear about it!
Copyright 2012 News.me
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