Create UIWebView Programmatically and Display HTML Code

In this code snipped demonstrates how to:

  • Create UIWebView programmatically
  • Implement UIWebViewDelegate functions webViewDidStartLoad and webViewDidFinishLoad
  • Make UIWebView display HTML Code

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController, UIWebViewDelegate {
    override func viewDidLoad() {
        // Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.
        let myWebView:UIWebView = UIWebView(frame: CGRect(x: 0, y: 0, width: UIScreen.main.bounds.width, height: UIScreen.main.bounds.height))
        myWebView.delegate = self
        let htmlString:String = "Bold string"
        myWebView.loadHTMLString(htmlString, baseURL: nil)
    override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() {
        // Dispose of any resources that can be recreated.
    func webViewDidStartLoad(_ webView: UIWebView)
    func webViewDidFinishLoad(_ webView: UIWebView)


Watch this video tutorial to learn how to create UIWebView using Xcode and Main Storyboard.

UIWebView and UIWebViewDelegate example in Swift

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