UIButton with Background Image

This code example demonstrates how to:

  • Create UIButton and position UIButton within a view
  • Add UIButton as Subview
  • Add target action to UIButton to call local function when button is tapped
  • Create UIImage using a local image file added to the project
  • Set UIButton background image

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController {
    override func viewDidLoad() {
        // Create image
        let image = UIImage(named: "no_image-128.png")
        let button = UIButton()
        button.frame = CGRect(x: 10, y: 100, width: 100, height: 100)
        button.setBackgroundImage(image, for: UIControlState.normal)
        button.addTarget(self, action:#selector(ViewController.imageButtonTapped(_:)), for: .touchUpInside)
    func imageButtonTapped(_ sender:UIButton!)
        print("My image button tapped")
    override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() {

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