Beginning Auto Layout

Auto Layout lets you create layouts to handle different screen sizes and orientations. This series walks you through the basics of layouts in Interface Builder. While the subject matter is complex, it is designed for beginners and assumes no knowledge of Auto Layout. By Catie Catterwaul & Jessy Catterwaul.

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Part 2: Stack Views

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An introduction to what Auto Layout is and why you need to use it in your apps.

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Autoresizing is the predecessor to Auto Layout. It's simpler, and sometimes, effective! Dive into the "mask of flexibilities"!

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Create your first stack view and learn about some basic properties to adjust the layout.

Use everything you've learned about Stack Views so far to recreate a few simple view layouts from reference images.

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What is Intrinsic Content Size? Find out how Auto Layout uses the intrinsic size of a view to determine layout.

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Stack views inside of stack views! Unlock more power of stack views by nesting them to create complex layouts.

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Learn about the options for stack view alignment and distribution and how they work to arrange your views.

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Practice everything you've learned so far about stack views by implementing a complex, nested layout.

Conclusion 0:27
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Review what you've learned in this section and find out what's coming up next.

Part 3: Constraints

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Get a solid introduction to Auto Layout constraints, and find out what you'll learn in this section.

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The Add New Constraints UI in Interface Builder packs a whole lot of Auto Layout power into a compact popup.

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Right- or control-click dragging between two views is another great option for creating Auto Layout constraints.

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Convert the type of your stack view constraints, getting practice with Auto Layout while gaining more control over the stack view's width.

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This is an overview of the UI that Xcode offers for editing constraints that have already been created.

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Just like with Swift, you'll get into temporary, problematic states when working in Interface Builder, before your constraints are ready. Let's solve a few!

Conclusion 2:04
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Review what you've learned in this section, and pick up some parting tips for using Auto Layout in your apps.