Create UITextView Programmatically in Swift

In this short Swift code example we will learn how to create UITextView programmatically in Swift.

  • Create UITextView programmatically
  • Position UITextView at specific location within a view
  • Position UITextView at the center of the view
  • Change UITextView text colour
  • Change UITextView background colour
    let textView = UITextView(frame: CGRect(x: 20.0, y: 90.0, width: 250.0, height: 100.0))
    self.automaticallyAdjustsScrollViewInsets = false =
    textView.textAlignment = NSTextAlignment.justified
    textView.textColor =
    textView.backgroundColor = UIColor.lightGray

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to create and customize UITextView

UITextView and UITextViewDelegate example in Swift

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