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How to pad a UITextView by setting its text container inset

Paul Hudson       @twostraws

You can force the text of any UITextView to have padding – i.e., to be indented from its edges – by setting its textContainerInset property to a value of your choosing. For example, to give a text view insets of 50 points from each edge, you would use this code:

textView.textContainerInset = UIEdgeInsets(top: 50, left: 50, bottom: 50, right: 50)

Available from iOS 7.0

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