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How to bring a subview to the front of a UIView

Swift version: 5.2

Paul Hudson    @twostraws   

UIKit draws views back to front, which means that views higher up the stack are drawn on top of those lower down. If you want to bring a subview to the front, there's a method just for you: bringSubviewToFront(). Here's an example:

parentView.bringSubviewToFront(childView)

This method can also be used to bring any subview to the front, even if you're not sure where it is:

childView.superview?.bringSubviewToFront(childView)

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