Thursday, May 30, 2013

UIButton buttonWithType example in Objective C (iOS).

UIButton buttonWithType

Creates and returns a new button of the specified type.

+ (id)buttonWithType:(UIButtonType)buttonType

The button type. See UIButtonType for the possible values.

Return Value of [UIButton buttonWithType]
A newly created button.

Discussion of [UIButton buttonWithType]
This method is a convenience constructor for creating button objects with specific configurations. It you subclass UIButton, this method does not return an instance of your subclass. If you want to create an instance of a specific subclass, you must alloc/init the button directly.

When creating a custom button—that is a button with the type UIButtonTypeCustom—the frame of the button is set to (0, 0, 0, 0) initially. Before adding the button to your interface, you should update the frame to a more appropriate value.

UIButton buttonWithType example.
UIButton *button = [UIButton buttonWithType:UIButtonTypeRoundedRect];
[button addTarget:self
[button setTitle:@"Show View" forState:UIControlStateNormal];
button.frame = CGRectMake(80.0, 210.0, 160.0, 40.0);
[view addSubview:button];

Example of [UIButton buttonWithType].
//For button image
UIImage *closebtnimg = [UIImage imageNamed:@"close_btn.png"];
//Custom type button
btnclose = [[UIButton buttonWithType:UIButtonTypeCustom]retain];
//Set frame of button means position
btnclose.frame = CGRectMake(103, 257, 94, 32);
//Button with 0 border so it's shape like image shape
[btnclose.layer setBorderWidth:0];
//Set title of button
[btnclose setTitle:@"CLOSE" forState:UIControlStateNormal];
[btnclose addTarget:self action:@selector(methodname:) forControlEvents:UIControlEventTouchUpInside];
//Font size of title
btnclose.titleLabel.font = [UIFont boldSystemFontOfSize:14];
//Set image of button
[btnclose setBackgroundImage:closebtnimg forState:UIControlStateNormal];

UIButton buttonWithType example.
- (void)addMyButton{    // Method for creating button, with background image and other properties

    UIButton *playButton = [[UIButton buttonWithType:UIButtonTypeRoundedRect] retain];
    playButton.frame = CGRectMake(110.0, 360.0, 100.0, 30.0);
    [playButton setTitle:@"Play" forState:UIControlStateNormal];
    playButton.backgroundColor = [UIColor clearColor];
    [playButton setTitleColor:[UIColor whiteColor] forState:UIControlStateNormal ];
    UIImage *buttonImageNormal = [UIImage imageNamed:@"blueButton.png"];
    UIImage *strechableButtonImageNormal = [buttonImageNormal stretchableImageWithLeftCapWidth:12 topCapHeight:0];
    [playButton setBackgroundImage:strechableButtonImageNormal forState:UIControlStateNormal];
    UIImage *buttonImagePressed = [UIImage imageNamed:@"whiteButton.png"];
    UIImage *strechableButtonImagePressed = [buttonImagePressed stretchableImageWithLeftCapWidth:12 topCapHeight:0];
    [playButton setBackgroundImage:strechableButtonImagePressed forState:UIControlStateHighlighted];
    [playButton addTarget:self action:@selector(playAction:) forControlEvents:UIControlEventTouchUpInside];
    [self.view addSubview:playButton]; 

End of UIButton buttonWithType example article.