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How to give a view a custom frame

Paul Hudson    @twostraws   

Updated for Xcode 13.0

By default SwiftUI’s views take up only as much space as they need, but if you want that to change you can use a frame() modifier to tell SwiftUI what kind of size range you want to have.

For example, you could create a button with a 200x200 tappable area like this:

Button {
    print("Button tapped")
} label: {
    Text("Welcome")
        .frame(minWidth: 0, maxWidth: 200, minHeight: 0, maxHeight: 200)
        .font(.largeTitle)
}

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The word “Welcome” in blue signifying it is tappable.

Or you could make a text view fill the whole screen (minus the safe area) by specifying a frame with zero for its minimum width and height, and infinity for its maximum width and height, like this:

Text("Please log in")
    .frame(minWidth: 0, maxWidth: .infinity, minHeight: 0, maxHeight: .infinity)
    .font(.largeTitle)
    .foregroundColor(.white)
    .background(Color.red)

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A phone showing the words “Please log in” over a large red background.

Note: if you want a view to go under the safe area, make sure you add the ignoresSafeArea() modifier.

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