UITextField, Bezel or RoundedRect?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by fenrus110, May 2, 2008.

  1. fenrus110 macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2008
    The official Apples docs say:

    UITextFieldBorderStyleBezel - Displays a bezel-style border for the text field. This style is typically used for standard data-entry fields.

    UITextFieldBorderStyleRoundedRect - Displays a rounded-style border for the text field. This style is typically used for search buttons.

    So that means for all forms and stuff, they recommend Bezel. I wouldn't call myself an Apple guy or evangelist or anything (I'm actually a Windows guy), but in general, I find Macs like to use rounded fields and rounded buttons.

    There is a UISearchBar element, so I don't understand why they would want to use a UITextField for search buttons.

    So what are you guys using for UITextFields? As we are trying to appeal to the Apple crowd, look and feel.
  2. ace2600 macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    I originally planned to use UITextFields with Bezel for input in my app. But I was hard pressed to find UITextFields with any borders used anywhere in the iPhone. They're probably there, but most of the time, it's a cell and a UITextField with no border (see settings->mail->add account).

    This may not directly answer your question, just my observations on the phone's UITextField look and feel.

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