View Full Version : Drawing text in a custom view
Nov 16, 2009, 11:34 AM
I am new to iPhone development (and to mac development in general). I am trying to figure out how to draw text in a custom view. I can use the function CGContextShowTextAtPoint to draw the text, but how do I get information about the text extent so I can center or right justify the string?
Nov 16, 2009, 11:37 AM
Why not just use a UILabel?
Nov 16, 2009, 12:00 PM
Thanks for the reply. I am aware of UILabel, but I would rather not have to create a label for each piece of text that I wish to display. I was hoping that there would be a mechanism where I could output the text directly to the device context.
Nov 16, 2009, 01:37 PM
Nov 16, 2009, 02:53 PM
Stay away from CG text drawing if at all possible. It's very complex.