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How to style a Text in SwiftUI

iOS Apr 5, 2024

Back when I was still working with UIKit, I'd often find myself wincing at the thought of styling text within the same UILabel. Can you blame me?

NSAttributedString had a lot of boilerplate code for what should've been a simple task – styling a text. And every time I needed it, I had to search for how to use it because I couldn't remember all that boilerplate code.

Styling a text with UIKit was like

Thankfully SwiftUI Text can now render MarkDown content and can be styled fairly easily.

Below are some examples that are pretty straightforward:

import Foundation
import SwiftUI

struct ContentView: View {
    var body: some View {
        VStack(spacing: 16) {
            Text("This is **bold**")
            Text("This is *italic*")
            Text("This is ***bold italic***")
            Text("This is ~~strikethrough~~")
            Text("This is a [link](")

                    \(Text("This is blue").foregroundColor(.blue))\
                    \(Text("this is yellow").foregroundColor(.yellow))

#Preview {

And the result:

Happy coding!!!


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