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How to add a border to a TextField

Paul Hudson    @twostraws   

Updated for Xcode 14.0 beta 1

Updated for iOS 15

SwiftUI’s TextField view has no styling by default, which means it’s an empty space on the screen. If that fits the style you want, great – you’re done. But many of us will prefer to add a border around the text field to make it clearer.

If you want to get the “rounded rect” text field style that we’re used to with UITextField, you should use the .textFieldStyle(.roundedBorder)) modifier, like this:

struct ContentView: View {
    @State private var name: String = "Tim"

    var body: some View {
        VStack(alignment: .leading) {
            TextField("Enter your name", text: $name)
                .textFieldStyle(.roundedBorder)
            Text("Hello, \(name)!")
        }
    }
}

Download this as an Xcode project

A text field with a thin grey border above the text “Hello Tim!”

Important: If you’re using Xcode 12 you need to use RoundedBorderTextFieldStyle() rather than .roundedBorder.

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