Simple UIAlertView with NSAttributedString (s)

I am looking for an easy way to use it NSAttributedString

with a very simple message field similar to:

NSString *new_item = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"<span style=\"font-family: Helvetica Neue; font-size: 12.0\">%@</span>", @"MOTD HTML String downloaded from website"];
NSAttributedString * attrStr = [[NSAttributedString alloc] initWithData:[new_item dataUsingEncoding:NSUnicodeStringEncoding] options:@{ NSDocumentTypeDocumentAttribute: NSHTMLTextDocumentType } documentAttributes:nil error:nil];
UIAlertView *alert = [[UIAlertView alloc] initWithTitle:@"MOTD"
[alert show];


My above code takes a HTML-formatted string that was downloaded from the server, ensures that the text size fits the screen properly, and then tries to send NSAttributedString

to UIAlertView

. But I UIAlertView

don't like it. What would be the easiest way to solve this problem? (MOTD with HTML formatting is not an option)


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3 answers

Add your posted line to the shortcut and add it as an evaluation file for the warning

UIAlertView *alert = [[UIAlertView alloc]initWithTitle:@"Test Attributed String" message:@"" delegate:self cancelButtonTitle:@"Cancel" otherButtonTitles:nil, nil];
UILabel *lbl = [[UILabel alloc]initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, 100, 100)];
NSMutableAttributedString *attributedStr = [[NSMutableAttributedString alloc]initWithString:@"Hello red"];
[attributedStr addAttribute:NSForegroundColorAttributeName value:[UIColor redColor] range:NSMakeRange(0,5)];
lbl.attributedText = attributedStr;
lbl.textAlignment = NSTextAlignmentCenter;
[alert setValue:lbl forKey:@"accessoryView"];
[alert show];


Now the days UIAlertView

are out of date. You can use UIAlertController




I only got the idea from @ AshishKakkad's answer (+1). However, its user interface is not displayed as expected. Therefore, I am showing you a way to format your post with attributedString


This is how I do it:

NSMutableString *message = [NSMutableString string];
NSString *title = @"Message Heading";
[message appendString:title];
[message appendString:@"\n\nβ€’ Topic 1"];
[message appendString:@"\nβ€’ Topic 2"];
[message appendString:@"\nβ€’ Topic 3\n"]; //Important, I have added '\n' at last to have some extra space at bottom.

UIAlertView *alert = [[UIAlertView alloc] initWithTitle:@"Title" message:@"" delegate:self cancelButtonTitle:@"CancelButton" otherButtonTitles:@"OtherButton", nil];
//need to set a label as `accessoryView` of an alert.
[alert setValue:[self getLabelWithMessage:message withTitle:title] forKey:@"accessoryView"];
[alert show];


- (UILabel *)getLabelWithMessage:(NSMutableString *)message withTitle:(NSString *)title {
    NSMutableParagraphStyle *paragraphStyle = [[NSMutableParagraphStyle alloc] init];
    [paragraphStyle setAlignment:NSTextAlignmentLeft];
    paragraphStyle.paragraphSpacing = 2.0f;
    paragraphStyle.headIndent = 20.0;
    paragraphStyle.firstLineHeadIndent = 20.0;
    paragraphStyle.tailIndent = -20.0;

    NSMutableAttributedString *attribString = [[NSMutableAttributedString alloc]initWithString:message];
    [attribString addAttribute:NSParagraphStyleAttributeName value:paragraphStyle range:NSMakeRange(0, [message length])];
    [attribString addAttribute:NSFontAttributeName value:[UIFont systemFontOfSize:12.f] range:NSMakeRange(0, [message length])];
    [attribString addAttribute:NSFontAttributeName value:[UIFont boldSystemFontOfSize:12.f] range:NSMakeRange(0, [title length])];

    UILabel *label = [[UILabel alloc] init];
    [label setAttributedText:attribString];
    [label setNumberOfLines:0];
    [label sizeToFit];
    return label;


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don't forget to install:

lbl.numberOfLines = 0;

when you have multiple lines



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