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SOLVED: Aligning Text Views

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I'm trying to create an alternating list of text views, one with a light-gray background and one with a white background similar to a spreadsheet. I can get it to appear the way I want using maxWidth: .infinity but then everything is centered which I don't want. If I get rid of maxWidth: .infinity, evertyhing is left-aligned, which I want, but then the gray background doesn't extend across, which I do want. I have to be missing something simple here, but honestly, I don't totally understand how VStacks and HStacks align things. I get that one is vertical and one is horizontal but they don't seem to behave the way I think they should. Any help would be appreciated.

struct ContentView: View {
    let myArray = [
        "1. Placeholder text for item #1 in the array myArray.",
        "2. Item #2.",
        "3. Item #3.",
        "4. Placeholder text for item #4 in the array myArray.",
        "5. Placeholder text for item #5 in the array myArray.",
        "6. Item #6.",
        "7. Item #7.",
        "8. Item #8.",
        "9. Item #9.",
        "10. Placeholder text for item #10 in the array myArray."

    var body: some View {
        ScrollView {
            VStack(alignment: .leading) {
                ForEach(myArray, id: \.self) { item in
                       .frame(maxWidth: .infinity)
                        .background(alternateRows(on: item) ? .gray.opacity(0.5) : .white)
    func alternateRows(on string: String) -> Bool {
        if let index = myArray.firstIndex(where: { $0 == string }) {
            if index % 2 == 0 {
                return true
        return false


Did you try adding the alignment parameter to frame?

.frame(maxWidth: .infinity, alignment: .leading)


Ya know, I thought I had tried that, but I tried so many different things, I might have done .frame(width: .infinity, alignment: .leading), which doesn't work. Thanks.


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