Create UISegmentedControl in Swift Programmatically

In this Swift code snipped you will learn:

  • How to create UISegmentedControl in Swift programmatically
  • How to add UISegmentedControl as a Subview
  • Add custom function which gets triggered when UISegmentedControl value is changed
  • Change UISegmentedControl tint colour
  • Change UISegmentedControl background colour

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController {
    override func viewDidLoad()
        // Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.
        let mySegmentedControl = UISegmentedControl (items: ["One","Two","Three"])
        let xPostion:CGFloat = 10
        let yPostion:CGFloat = 150
        let elementWidth:CGFloat = 300
        let elementHeight:CGFloat = 30
        mySegmentedControl.frame = CGRect(x: xPostion, y: yPostion, width: elementWidth, height: elementHeight)
        // Make second segment selected
        mySegmentedControl.selectedSegmentIndex = 1
        //Change text color of UISegmentedControl
        mySegmentedControl.tintColor = UIColor.yellow
        //Change UISegmentedControl background colour
        mySegmentedControl.backgroundColor =
        // Add function to handle Value Changed events
        mySegmentedControl.addTarget(self, action: #selector(ViewController.segmentedValueChanged(_:)), for: .valueChanged)
    func segmentedValueChanged(_ sender:UISegmentedControl!)
        print("Selected Segment Index is : \(sender.selectedSegmentIndex)")
    override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() {
        // Dispose of any resources that can be recreated.

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