Bottom Aligning UILabels

Sometimes we feel a need to bottom align UILabels. Especially when two labels have varying font size.
I tried to make a simple UILabel category for that purpose.
Let us see what happens when we add UILabels of different font sizes adjoining each other.
The code for adding two labels before aligning their bottoms will be:

    UILabel* name = [[UILabel alloc]initWithFrame:CGRectMake(20, 20, 150, 30)];
	[name setText:@"Title1Font25"];
	[name setFont:[UIFont systemFontOfSize:25]];
	[name setBackgroundColor:[UIColor clearColor]];
    [name sizeToFit];
	[self.view addSubview:name];

    UILabel* name1 = [[UILabel alloc]initWithFrame:CGRectMake(name.frame.origin.x + name.frame.size.width, 20, 150, 30)];
	[name1 setText:@"Title2Font20"];
	[name1 setFont:[UIFont systemFontOfSize:20]];
	[name1 setBackgroundColor:[UIColor clearColor]];
    [name1 sizeToFit];
	[self.view addSubview:name1];

These labels will look like this:


UILabels before bottom aligning

Adding this extra line after the above code:

[name1 setFrame:CGRectMake(name1.frame.origin.x, [name1 topAfterBottomAligningWithLabel:name], name1.frame.size.width, name1.frame.size.height)];

The labels after bottom aligning will look like:

UILabels after bottom aligning

UILabels after bottom aligning(Guide for reference)

The UILabel category for bottom aligning UILabels can be found at UILabel(BottomAlign)

For a better understanding of UIFont and what are ascenders and descenders there’s a nice description here.

By akshay1188

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