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SOLVED: Project2 : How can I remove the padding from the flag buttons?

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I just finished Project2 but when I added the borders to the flag buttons they don't outline the flag images perfectly. It seems like there is some padding between the image and the border. I tried to look through the Attribute Inspector for the buttons to see if I could change it there, but I'm not seeing it.

How can I remove the extra space between the button image and the border?

My code looks like this if it helps at all

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController {
    @IBOutlet var button1: UIButton!
    @IBOutlet var button2: UIButton!
    @IBOutlet var button3: UIButton!

    var countries = [String]()
    var score = 0
    var correctAnswer = 0
    var currentQuestion = 1

    override func viewDidLoad() {

        countries += ["estonia", "france", "germany", "ireland", "italy", "monaco", "nigeria", "poland", "russia", "spain", "uk", "us"]

        button1.layer.borderWidth = 1
        button2.layer.borderWidth = 1
        button3.layer.borderWidth = 1

        button1.layer.borderColor = UIColor.lightGray.cgColor
        button2.layer.borderColor = UIColor.lightGray.cgColor
        button3.layer.borderColor = UIColor.lightGray.cgColor


    func askQuestion(action: UIAlertAction! = nil) {
        correctAnswer = Int.random(in: 0...2)
        title = "\(countries[correctAnswer].uppercased()) : \(score)"

        button1.setImage(UIImage(named: countries[0]), for: .normal)
        button2.setImage(UIImage(named: countries[1]), for: .normal)
        button3.setImage(UIImage(named: countries[2]), for: .normal)

    func newGame(action: UIAlertAction! = nil) {
        score = 0
        currentQuestion = 1

    @IBAction func buttonTapped(_ sender: UIButton) {

        if sender.tag == correctAnswer {
            title = "Correct"
            score += 1
        } else {
            title = "Wrong"
            score -= 1

        var alertActionTitle = "Continue"
        var alertMessage = "That is the flag of \(countries[sender.tag].uppercased())\nQuestion: \(currentQuestion)/10\nYour score is: \(score)"
        var alertHandler = askQuestion

        if currentQuestion < 10 {
            currentQuestion += 1
        } else {
            alertActionTitle = "New Game"
            alertMessage = "Game Over\nFinal score: \(score)"
            alertHandler = newGame

        let ac = UIAlertController(title: title, message: alertMessage, preferredStyle: .alert)
        ac.addAction(UIAlertAction(title: alertActionTitle, style: .default, handler: alertHandler))
        present(ac, animated: true)


I found that if I change the "Content Insets" property of a button in the Attribute Inspector from "Default" to "Custom", then change one of the values there (Leading, Trailing, Top, or Bottom) away from zero and then back to zero, it seems to solve the problem.


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