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How to get bordered buttons that stand out

Paul Hudson    @twostraws   

Updated for Xcode 13.0

New in iOS 15

SwiftUI has a dedicated .bordered button style that mimics a common look and feel used across many of Apple’s apps. In its most basic form it looks like this:

Button("Buy: $0.99") {
    print("Buying…")
}
.buttonStyle(.bordered)

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A grey capsule-shaped button containing the text “Buy: $0.99” in blue.

However, for buttons that should really stand out on the screen, you are likely to want to use the borderedProminent option to make their color much stronger:

Button("Buy: $0.99") {
    print("Buying for $0.99")
}
.buttonStyle(.borderedProminent)

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A bright blue capsule containing the text “Buy: $0.99”.

Important: Having lots of prominent buttons is not good UI practice.

You can customize the color of these buttons either by using tint():

Button("Submit") {
    print("Submitting…")
}
.tint(.indigo)
.buttonStyle(.borderedProminent)

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A deep blue capsule containing the text “Submit”.

Or by attaching a role to the button:

Button("Delete", role: .destructive) {
    print("Deleting…")
}
.buttonStyle(.borderedProminent)

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A red capsule containing the text “Delete”.

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