SwiftUI Fundamentals

Feb 28 2023 Swift 5.7, macOS Venture 13.1, Xcode 14.2

Part 1: SwiftUI Views

7. Layout with Stacks

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This video Layout with Stacks was last updated on Feb 28 2023

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One of the most powerful SwiftUI components is the Stack.

VStack(alignment: .leading, spacing: 20.0) {
HStack {
Button { print("Play!") }
  label: { 
Label("Play", systemImage: "play.fill")
HStack {
struct ButtonLabel: View {
  let title: String
  let systemImage: String
  var body: some View {
    Label(title, systemImage: systemImage)
label: { ButtonLabel(title: "Play", systemImage: "play.fill") }
Button { print("Shuffle!") }
  label: { ButtonLabel(title: "Shuffle", systemImage: "shuffle") }


The third kind of Stack is called a ZStack. It stacks views depth-wise, like this big orange square with the text and play symbol in it.

struct Thumbnail: View {
  var body: some View {
  .previewLayout(.fixed(width: 250, height: 250))
ZStack(alignment: Alignment(horizontal: .center, vertical: .center)) {

Alignment(horizontal: .leading, vertical: .top)
RoundedRectangle(cornerRadius: 12)
  .aspectRatio(1, contentMode: .fit)
  .shadow(radius: 10)
Image(systemName: "play.fill")
  .frame(width: 50, height: 50)
VStack(alignment: .leading) {

Put it together!

Now you just need to put it all together.

HStack(alignment: .bottom, spacing: 20) {
.frame(minHeight: 150, maxHeight: 250)