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Multiline text in SwiftUI

02 Jul 2020

I keep running into an issue in SwiftUI where some text truncates where I don’t expect it to. Here’s an example from Personal Best’s onboarding screen:

Example of text being truncated

I’m sure that I’m doing something wrong here, or perhaps misunderstanding how SwiftUI’s layout system works. But for now, I made a modifier that I can apply to stop this from happening:

// View modifier
struct Multiline: ViewModifier {
  func body(content: Content) -> some View {
    content.fixedSize(horizontal: false, vertical: true)

// Using it
Text("Hello world").modifier(Multiline())

One day I’ll figure out the layout system a bit more so I won’t need to do this, but for now it’s doing the trick for me.