NSTextContainer NSTextContainer Class

Definition

Models the geometric layout of a page in Text Kit.

[Foundation.Register("NSTextContainer", true)]
[ObjCRuntime.Introduced(ObjCRuntime.PlatformName.iOS, 7, 0, ObjCRuntime.PlatformArchitecture.All, null)]
public class NSTextContainer : Foundation.NSObject, Foundation.INSCoding, IDisposable, UIKit.INSTextLayoutOrientationProvider
type NSTextContainer = class
    inherit NSObject
    interface INSCoding
    interface INativeObject
    interface IDisposable
    interface INSTextLayoutOrientationProvider
Inheritance
NSTextContainerNSTextContainer
Attributes
Implements

Remarks

iOS 7 introduced "Text Kit," a broad set of APIs and modifications of existing classes, built on N:CoreText, that greatly expands the typographical flexibility of iOS.

A NSLayoutManager maintains a list of one or more NSTextContainers in its TextContainers property. The NSLayoutManager lays out the text through these NSTextContainers sequentially. Typically, each container will be handed to a UITextView which will be laid out on the display surface sequentially. For text to flow from one UITextView to another, the first UITextView's P:UIKit.UITextView.ScrollEnabled property must be set to false.

The following example shows text laid out in a two-column format.


var storage = new NSTextStorage();
storage.SetString(attributedString);

var layoutManager = new NSLayoutManager();
storage.AddLayoutManager(layoutManager);
//NSTextContainer defines a logical block (page, column)
var leftHandContainer = new NSTextContainer(size);
layoutManager.AddTextContainer(leftHandContainer);

//Column 1
var leftHandView = new UITextView(new RectangleF(new PointF(padding, padding), new SizeF(UIScreen.MainScreen.Bounds.Width / 2 - padding * 2, UIScreen.MainScreen.Bounds.Height - padding * 2)), leftHandContainer);
leftHandView.BackgroundColor = UIColor.Green;
leftHandView.ScrollEnabled = false;
AddSubview(leftHandView);

//Column 2
var rightHandContainer = new NSTextContainer(size);
layoutManager.AddTextContainer(rightHandContainer);
var rightHandView = new UITextView(new RectangleF(new PointF(padding * 2 + size.Width, padding), size), rightHandContainer);
rightHandView.BackgroundColor = UIColor.Red;
AddSubview(rightHandView);         

The preceding diagram illustrates the objects directly involved in the two-column layout. The NSTextStorage is the responsibility of some external model class and the two-column user-interface is specified by a custom UIView (TwoColumnView).

A NSTextContainer contains an array of zero or more UIBezierPath objects in its ExclusionPaths property. Text will not be placed within these paths.

Constructors

NSTextContainer() NSTextContainer()

Default constructor, initializes a new instance of this class.

NSTextContainer(CGSize) NSTextContainer(CGSize)

Creates a new NSTextContainer with a bounding rectangle set to size.

NSTextContainer(IntPtr) NSTextContainer(IntPtr)

A constructor used when creating managed representations of unmanaged objects; Called by the runtime.

NSTextContainer(NSCoder) NSTextContainer(NSCoder)

A constructor that initializes the object from the data stored in the unarchiver object.

NSTextContainer(NSObjectFlag) NSTextContainer(NSObjectFlag)

Constructor to call on derived classes to skip initialization and merely allocate the object.

Properties

Class Class Inherited from NSObject
ClassHandle ClassHandle

The handle for this class.

DebugDescription DebugDescription

A developer-meaningful description of this object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Description Description

Description of the object, the Objective-C version of ToString.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ExclusionPaths ExclusionPaths

An array of UIBezierPaths from which text will be excluded.

Handle Handle

Handle (pointer) to the unmanaged object representation.

(Inherited from NSObject)
HeightTracksTextView HeightTracksTextView

Whether the NSTextContainer changes its Size as its associated UITextView is resized.

IsDirectBinding IsDirectBinding Inherited from NSObject
IsProxy IsProxy Inherited from NSObject
IsSimpleRectangularTextContainer IsSimpleRectangularTextContainer

Gets a Boolean value that tells whether the receiver's text container is a simply connected rectangular region that has the exact orientation of the text view.

LayoutManager LayoutManager

The NSLayoutManager controlling this NSTextContainer.

LayoutOrientation LayoutOrientation

The layout orientation of the text.

LineBreakMode LineBreakMode

The behavior of the last line inside this NSTextContainer.

LineFragmentPadding LineFragmentPadding

The amount, in points, by which text is inset within line fragment rectangles. Default is 5.0 points.

MaximumNumberOfLines MaximumNumberOfLines

The maximum number of lines that can be stored in the receiver.

RetainCount RetainCount

Returns the current Objective-C retain count for the object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Self Self Inherited from NSObject
Size Size

The size of the NSTextContainer's bounding rectangle, regardless of the size of its region.

Superclass Superclass Inherited from NSObject
SuperHandle SuperHandle

Handle used to represent the methods in the base class for this NSObject.

(Inherited from NSObject)
WidthTracksTextView WidthTracksTextView

Whether the NSTextContainer changes its Size as its associated UITextView is resized.

Zone Zone Inherited from NSObject

Methods

AddObserver(NSObject, NSString, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, IntPtr) AddObserver(NSObject, NSString, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, IntPtr)

Registers an object for being observed externally (using NSString keyPath). Observed changes are dispatched to the observer’s object ObserveValue(NSString, NSObject, NSDictionary, IntPtr) method.

(Inherited from NSObject)
AddObserver(NSObject, String, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, IntPtr) AddObserver(NSObject, String, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, IntPtr)

Registers an object for being observed externally (using string keyPath). Observed changes are dispatched to the observer’s object ObserveValue(NSString, NSObject, NSDictionary, IntPtr) method.

(Inherited from NSObject)
AddObserver(NSString, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, Action<NSObservedChange>) AddObserver(NSString, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, Action<NSObservedChange>)

Registers an object for being observed externally using an arbitrary method.

(Inherited from NSObject)
AddObserver(String, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, Action<NSObservedChange>) AddObserver(String, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, Action<NSObservedChange>)

Registers an object for being observed externally using an arbitrary method.

(Inherited from NSObject)
AwakeFromNib() AwakeFromNib()

Called after the object has been loaded from the nib file. Overriders must call base.AwakeFromNib().

(Inherited from NSObject)
BeginInvokeOnMainThread(Action) BeginInvokeOnMainThread(Action) Inherited from NSObject
BeginInvokeOnMainThread(Selector, NSObject) BeginInvokeOnMainThread(Selector, NSObject)

Invokes asynchrously the specified code on the main UI thread.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ConformsToProtocol(IntPtr) ConformsToProtocol(IntPtr)

Invoked to determine if this object implements the specified protocol.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Copy() Copy()

Performs a copy of the underlying Objective-C object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
DangerousAutorelease() DangerousAutorelease() Inherited from NSObject
DangerousRelease() DangerousRelease() Inherited from NSObject
DangerousRetain() DangerousRetain() Inherited from NSObject
DidChange(NSKeyValueChange, NSIndexSet, NSString) DidChange(NSKeyValueChange, NSIndexSet, NSString)

Indicates a change occurred to the indexes for a to-many relationship.

(Inherited from NSObject)
DidChange(NSString, NSKeyValueSetMutationKind, NSSet) DidChange(NSString, NSKeyValueSetMutationKind, NSSet) Inherited from NSObject
DidChangeValue(String) DidChangeValue(String)

Indicates that a change occurred on the specified key.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Dispose() Dispose()

Releases the resources used by the NSObject object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Dispose(Boolean) Dispose(Boolean)

Releases the resources used by the NSTextContainer object.

DoesNotRecognizeSelector(Selector) DoesNotRecognizeSelector(Selector)

Indicates that this object does not recognize the specified selector.

(Inherited from NSObject)
EncodeTo(NSCoder) EncodeTo(NSCoder)

Encodes the state of the object on the provided encoder

Equals(NSObject) Equals(NSObject) Inherited from NSObject
Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Inherited from NSObject
GetDictionaryOfValuesFromKeys(NSString[]) GetDictionaryOfValuesFromKeys(NSString[])

Retrieves the values of the specified keys.

(Inherited from NSObject)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Generates a hash code for the current instance.

(Inherited from NSObject)
GetLineFragmentRect(CGRect, nuint, NSWritingDirection, CGRect) GetLineFragmentRect(CGRect, nuint, NSWritingDirection, CGRect)
GetMethodForSelector(Selector) GetMethodForSelector(Selector) Inherited from NSObject
GetNativeField(String) GetNativeField(String) Inherited from NSObject
GetNativeHash() GetNativeHash() Inherited from NSObject
Init() Init() Inherited from NSObject
InitializeHandle(IntPtr) InitializeHandle(IntPtr) Inherited from NSObject
InitializeHandle(IntPtr, String) InitializeHandle(IntPtr, String) Inherited from NSObject
Invoke(Action, Double) Invoke(Action, Double) Inherited from NSObject
Invoke(Action, TimeSpan) Invoke(Action, TimeSpan) Inherited from NSObject
InvokeOnMainThread(Action) InvokeOnMainThread(Action) Inherited from NSObject
InvokeOnMainThread(Selector, NSObject) InvokeOnMainThread(Selector, NSObject)

Invokes synchrously the specified code on the main UI thread.

(Inherited from NSObject)
IsEqual(NSObject) IsEqual(NSObject) Inherited from NSObject
IsKindOfClass(Class) IsKindOfClass(Class) Inherited from NSObject
IsMemberOfClass(Class) IsMemberOfClass(Class) Inherited from NSObject
MarkDirty() MarkDirty()

Promotes a regular peer object (IsDirectBinding is true) into a toggleref object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
MutableCopy() MutableCopy()

Creates a mutable copy of the specified NSObject.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ObserveValue(NSString, NSObject, NSDictionary, IntPtr) ObserveValue(NSString, NSObject, NSDictionary, IntPtr)

Indicates that the value at the specified keyPath relative to this object has changed.

(Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector) PerformSelector(Selector) Inherited from NSObject
PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject) PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject) Inherited from NSObject
PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject, Double) PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject, Double)

Invokes the selector on the current instance and if the obj is not null, it passes this as its single parameter.

(Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject, Double, NSString[]) PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject, Double, NSString[]) Inherited from NSObject
PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject, NSObject) PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject, NSObject) Inherited from NSObject
PerformSelector(Selector, NSThread, NSObject, Boolean) PerformSelector(Selector, NSThread, NSObject, Boolean) Inherited from NSObject
PerformSelector(Selector, NSThread, NSObject, Boolean, NSString[]) PerformSelector(Selector, NSThread, NSObject, Boolean, NSString[]) Inherited from NSObject
PrepareForInterfaceBuilder() PrepareForInterfaceBuilder() Inherited from NSObject
RemoveObserver(NSObject, NSString) RemoveObserver(NSObject, NSString)

Stops the specified observer from receiving further notifications of changed values for the specified keyPath.

(Inherited from NSObject)
RemoveObserver(NSObject, NSString, IntPtr) RemoveObserver(NSObject, NSString, IntPtr)

Stops the specified observer from receiving further notifications of changed values for the specified keyPath and context.

(Inherited from NSObject)
RemoveObserver(NSObject, String) RemoveObserver(NSObject, String)

Stops the specified observer from receiving further notifications of changed values for the specified keyPath.

(Inherited from NSObject)
RemoveObserver(NSObject, String, IntPtr) RemoveObserver(NSObject, String, IntPtr)

Stops the specified observer from receiving further notifications of changed values for the specified keyPath and context.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ReplaceLayoutManager(NSLayoutManager) ReplaceLayoutManager(NSLayoutManager)

Replaces the current NSLayoutManager.

RespondsToSelector(Selector) RespondsToSelector(Selector)

Whether this object recognizes the specified selector.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetNativeField(String, NSObject) SetNativeField(String, NSObject) Inherited from NSObject
SetNilValueForKey(NSString) SetNilValueForKey(NSString)

Sets the value of the specified key to null.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetValueForKey(NSObject, NSString) SetValueForKey(NSObject, NSString)

Sets the value of the property specified by the key to the specified value.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetValueForKeyPath(IntPtr, NSString) SetValueForKeyPath(IntPtr, NSString)

A constructor used when creating managed representations of unmanaged objects; Called by the runtime.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetValueForKeyPath(NSObject, NSString) SetValueForKeyPath(NSObject, NSString)

Sets the value of a property that can be reached using a keypath.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetValueForUndefinedKey(NSObject, NSString) SetValueForUndefinedKey(NSObject, NSString)

Indicates an attempt to write a value to an undefined key. If not overridden, raises an NSUndefinedKeyException.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetValuesForKeysWithDictionary(NSDictionary) SetValuesForKeysWithDictionary(NSDictionary)

Sets the values of this NSObject to those in the specified dictionary.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ToString() ToString()

Returns a string representation of the value of the current instance.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ValueForKey(NSString) ValueForKey(NSString)

Returns the value of the property associated with the specified key.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ValueForKeyPath(NSString) ValueForKeyPath(NSString)

Returns the value of a property that can be reached using a keypath.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ValueForUndefinedKey(NSString) ValueForUndefinedKey(NSString)

Indicates an attempt to read a value of an undefined key. If not overridden, raises an NSUndefinedKeyException.

(Inherited from NSObject)
WillChange(NSKeyValueChange, NSIndexSet, NSString) WillChange(NSKeyValueChange, NSIndexSet, NSString)

Indicates that the values of the specified indices in the specified key are about to change.

(Inherited from NSObject)
WillChange(NSString, NSKeyValueSetMutationKind, NSSet) WillChange(NSString, NSKeyValueSetMutationKind, NSSet) Inherited from NSObject
WillChangeValue(String) WillChangeValue(String)

Indicates that the value of the specified key is about to change.

(Inherited from NSObject)

Extension Methods

GetDebugDescription(INSObjectProtocol) GetDebugDescription(INSObjectProtocol)
GetAccessibilityCustomRotors(NSObject) GetAccessibilityCustomRotors(NSObject)

Gets the array of UIAccessibilityCustomRotor objects appropriate for this object.

SetAccessibilityCustomRotors(NSObject, UIAccessibilityCustomRotor[]) SetAccessibilityCustomRotors(NSObject, UIAccessibilityCustomRotor[])

Sets the array of UIAccessibilityCustomRotor objects appropriate for this object.

Applies to

See also