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How to create multi-line editable text with TextEditor

Paul Hudson    @twostraws   

Updated for Xcode 12.5

New in iOS 14

SwiftUI has a TextEditor view for handling multi-line, scrolling text. You can set the font, change the colors as needed, and even adjust line spacing and how many lines can be created.

You need to store the current value of your text field somewhere, using @State or similar. For example, we could create a text view to let the user enter profile data like this:

struct ContentView: View {
    @State private var profileText: String = "Enter your bio"

    var body: some View {
        TextEditor(text: $profileText)
            .foregroundColor(.secondary)
    }
}

For single-line text entry, use TextField instead.

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