WTATagStringBuilder is a tool for building attributed strings using custom tags.
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WTATagStringBuilder

WTATagStringBuilder is a tool for building attributed strings using custom tags.

You do this using tags like "The sky is <tag>blue</tag>" and setting attributes for those tags.

Example

WTATagStringBuilder* tagString = [[WTATagStringBuilder alloc] initWithString:@"The quick brown fox <TAG>jumped</TAG>"];
[tagString addGlobalAttribute:NSFontAttributeName 
                        value:[UIFont fontWithName:@"Helvetica-Light" size:20]];
[tagString addAttribute:NSUnderlineStyleAttributeName
                  value:[NSNumber numberWithInt:NSUnderlineStyleSingle]
                    tag:@"TAG"];
self.label.attributeText = tagString.attributedString;

The example above would have "The quick brown fox jumped" all in Helvetica-Light, size 20 font and would have "jumped" underlined.

You can find list of attributes that iOS provides at https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/uikit/reference/NSAttributedString_UIKit_Additions/Reference/Reference.html (search "Character Attributes").

Tasks

string property
attributedString property
- initWithString:
- addGlobalAttribute:value: - addAttribute:value:tag: - attributesForTag:

Properties

string

A copy of the character contents of the receiver (this MTTagString) as an NSString object
@property (nonatomic, copy) NSString *string;
Default: nil

attributedString

The character contents with string attributes as an NSAttributedString object
@property (nonatomic, readonly) NSAttributedString *attributedString;
Default: nil

Instance Methods

initWithString:

Returns an instance of the MTTagString with a given NSString object
- (void)addGlobalAttribute:(id)attribute value:(id)value;
Parameters
* string - the characters for the new object
Return Value
an instance of MTTagString with string as its string

addGlobalAttribute:value:

Adds an attribute to the entire string
- (void)addAttribute:(id)attribute value:(id)value tag:(NSString *)tag;
Parameters
* attribute - the name of the attribute
* value - the value of the attribute

addAttribute:value:tag:

Adds an attribute to all parts of the string from <tag> to </tag>
- (void)addAttribute:(id)attribute value:(id)value tag:(NSString *)tag;
Parameters
* attribute - the name of the attribute
* value - the value of the attribute
* tag - the tag that shows where to apply the attributes

attributesForTag:

Returns the all the attributes that are applied to parts of the strings from <tag> to </tag>
- (NSArray *)attributesForTag:(NSString *)tag;
Parameters
* tag - a string that determines where the attributes are applied
Returns
an array of all the attributes for tag