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How to control spacing around individual views using padding

Paul Hudson    @twostraws   

Fully updated for Xcode 11.2

SwiftUI lets us set individual padding around views using the padding() modifier. If you use this with no parameters you’ll get system-default padding on all sides, like this:

VStack {
    Text("SwiftUI")
        .padding()
    Text("rocks")
}

But you can also customize how much padding to apply and where. So, you might want to apply system padding to only one side:

Text("SwiftUI")
    .padding(.bottom)

Or you might want to control how much padding is applied to all sides:

Text("SwiftUI")
    .padding(100)

Or you can combine the two to add a specific amount of padding to one side of the view:

Text("SwiftUI")
    .padding(.bottom, 100)

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