UITextField - Text Appears Shifted?

Terry Judd terry.judd at unimelb.edu.au
Fri Aug 3 18:03:13 EDT 2012

On 03/08/2012, at 08:41 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:

> Anyone know why the text of a UITextField (input) appears shifted up?  Is
> there any way to shift it down?
> There's very little on the card -- just a group and a graphic to define the
> region in which to display the text.
> http://www.tactilemedia.com/download/uitextfield.png
> The clearbutton for the control is displayed, and this appears in the proper
> position, but for some reason the text is appearing shifted upward about 4
> pixels.  It appears the same in both the simulator and on a device.
> Any suggestions for a fix?

Hi Scott - I seem to recall struggling with this some time ago when I had to implement user and password fields using the native controls. What I seem to have done is create an appropriately sized background to sit behind the control and then used a LC field to position/align the entry text correctly - with the textHeight of the LC field set to the same value as the fontSize. I then create the native control and set its rect to the rect of the LC field and its fontSize to the LC field's fontSize. This seems to work for me.


> Thanks & Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX Design
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Dr Terry Judd
Senior Lecturer in Medical Education
Medical Eduction Unit
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne

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