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Swift Version Carthage Compatible codecov

Texstyle allows you to format attributed strings easily.


  • Applying attributes with strong typing and autocompletion
  • Cache for attributes
  • Substyles
  • Convenient extensions for String and UIButton


  • iOS 9.0+ / tvOS 9.0+
  • Xcode 10.0+


Here is a basic example of Texstyle using:

let text = Text(value: "Hello, World 🌍", style: .title1)
text.add(.heading1, for: "World")
titleLabel.attributedText = text.attributed

The result:


Let's start with text styles. There is a TextStyle class for configuring different style parameters like font, color, kerning etc. We prefer to use TextStyle extension for app specific styles:

extension TextStyle {

    static let title1: TextStyle = {
        let style = TextStyle()
        style.font = .systemFont(ofSize: 32, weight: .regular)
        return style
    static let heading1: TextStyle = {
        let style = TextStyle()
        style.font = .systemFont(ofSize: 28, weight: .semibold)
        style.color = .purple
        return style

It allows you to reuse the styles across the app.

Next, create a Text instance. It contains string value and style:

let text = Text(value: "Hello, World 🌍", style: .title1)

Text also supports independent styles for each UIControl.State. For example, if you want to use a different style for button highlight state, you should initialize text like:

let text = Text(value: " Sign in with Apple", styles: [.normal: .heading1,
                                                         .highlighted: .heading2])

To create an attributed string, just use:

//By default for normal state

//For needed state
text.attributed(for: .highlighted)

All attributed strings are cached by default. It's useful in reusable elements like UICollectionViewCell or UITableViewCell.

There are custom operators for texts and strings:

let text1 = Text(value: "Ros", style: .title1)
let text2 = text1 + "ber"
let text3 = Text(value: "ry", style: .title1)
let text4 = text2 + text3
text4.value // "Rosberry"

There are convenience APIs for text creation and applying:

//String to text
"Settings".text(with: .heading1)


Check TexstyleExample project for more examples.




Create a Cartfile that lists the framework and run carthage update. Follow the instructions to add the framework to your project.

github "rosberry/Texstyle"


Drag Sources folder from last release into your project.


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Texstyle is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

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