# UILabel

The UILabel class implements a read-only text view. You can use this class to draw one or multiple lines of static text, such as those you might use to identify other parts of your user interface. The base UILabel class provides support for both simple and complex styling of the label text. You can also control over aspects of appearance, such as whether the label uses a shadow or draws with a highlight. If needed, you can customize the appearance of your text further by subclassing.

# Create a UILabel

# With a Frame

When you know the exact dimensions you want to set for your label, you can initialize a UILabel with a CGRect frame.

# Swift

 UILabel *label = [UILabel new];
  label.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = NO;
  [self.view addSubview label];
  // add horizontal constraints with 5 left and right padding from the leading and trailing

  [self.view addConstraints:[NSLayoutConstraint constraintsWithVisualFormat:@"V:|-5-[labelName]-5-|"
  // vertical constraints that will use the height of the superView with no padding on top and bottom
  [self.view addConstraints:[NSLayoutConstraint constraintsWithVisualFormat:@"H:|[labelName]|"

# With Auto Layout

# Objective-C

VFL documentation can be found here (opens new window)

After the label has been created, be sure to set the dimensions via Auto Layout. Xcode will display errors if it is done improperly.

# With Interface Builder

You also use Interface Builder to add a UILabel to your Storyboard or .xib file by dragging a Label from the Object Library panel and dropping it into a view in the canvas:

Screenshot from Interface Builder (opens new window)

Instead of specifying a frame (position and size) for a UILabel programmatically, a Storyboard or a .xib lets you use Auto Layout (opens new window) to add constraints to the control.

In order to access this label created from storyboard or xib create an IBOutlet of this label.

# Linking Between Interface Builder and View Controller

Once you have added a UILabel to your Storyboard or .xib the file you can link it to your code by pressing Control ⌃ and then dragging the mouse between the UILabel to your ViewController, or you could drag to the code while right clicking for it to have the same effect.

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In the properties dialog, you can set the name of UILabel, and set it as strong or weak. For more information about strong and weak, see this (opens new window),

The other way is to make the outlet programmatically as follows:

# Swift

# Objective-C

# Number of Lines

When you make a label and set its text to be more than a single line that it can display, it will be truncated and you will see only one line of text ending with three dots (...). This is because a property called numberOfLines (opens new window) is set to 1, and therefore only one line will be displayed. It is a common mistake in handling UILabels, and many people think of it as a bug, or they may use more than one label to show more than a line of text, but just by editing this property, we can tell a UILabel to accept up to the specified number of lines. For example, if this property is set to 5, the label can show 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 lines of data.

# Setting the value programmatically

To set this property, simply assign a new integer to it:

# Swift

label.numberOfLines = 2

# Objective-C

label.numberOfLines = 2;


It is possible to set this property to 0. However, this doesn't mean that it won't accept any lines, instead it means that the label can have as many lines as needed (aka "Infinity"):

# Swift

label.numberOfLines = 0

# Objective-C

label.numberOfLines = 0;


If the label has a height constraint, the constraint will be respected. In this case, `label.numberOfLines = 0` may not work as expected.


For a more complex multi-line text, [UITextView](http://stackoverflow.com/documentation/ios/1043/uitextview) may be a better fit.*

# Setting the value in the Interface Builder

Instead of setting numberOfLines programmatically, you can use a Storyboard or a .xib and set the numberOfLines property. That way, we achieve the same results as the above code.

Like as below:

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# Set Font

# Swift

let label = UILabel()

# Objective-C

UILabel *label = [[UILabel alloc] init];
UILabel *label = [UILabel new]; // convenience method for calling alloc-init

# Change the default font's size

# Swift

label.font = UIFont.systemFontOfSize(17)

# Swift 3

label.font = UIFont.systemFont(ofSize: 17)

# Objective-C

label.font = [UIFont systemFontOfSize:17];

# Use a specific font weight

# Swift

label.font = UIFont.systemFontOfSize(17, weight: UIFontWeightBold)

# Swift3

label.font = UIFont.systemFont(ofSize: 17, weight: UIFontWeightBold)

# Objective-C

label.font = [UIFont systemFontOfSize:17 weight:UIFontWeightBold];

# Swift

label.font = UIFont.boldSystemFontOfSize(17)

# Swift3

label.font = UIFont.boldSystemFont(ofSize: 17)

# Objective-C

label.font = [UIFont boldSystemFontOfSize:17];

# Use a Dynamic Type text style.

The font and point size will be based on the user's preferred reading size.

# Swift

label.font = UIFont.preferredFontForTextStyle(UIFontTextStyleBody)

# Swift 3

label.font = UIFont.preferredFont(forTextStyle: .body)

# Objective-C

label.font = [UIFont preferredFontForTextStyle:UIFontTextStyleBody];

# Use a different font altogether

# Swift

label.font = UIFont(name: "Avenir", size: 15)

# Objective-C

label.font = [UIFont fontWithName:@"Avenir" size:15];

# Override font size

A way to set the font size without knowing the font family is to use the font property of the UILabel.

# Swift

label.font = label.font.fontWithSize(15)

# Swift 3

label.font = label.font.withSize(15)

# Objective-C

label.font = [label.font fontWithSize:15];

# Use Custom Font Swift

Refer to this link (opens new window)

# Text Color

You can use the label's textColor property to apply a text color to the entire text of the label.


label.textColor = UIColor.redColor()
label.textColor = UIColor(red: 64.0/255.0, green: 88.0/255.0, blue: 41.0/225.0, alpha: 1)

Swift 3

label.textColor = UIColor.red
label.textColor = UIColor(red: 64.0/255.0, green: 88.0/255.0, blue: 41.0/225.0, alpha: 1)


label.textColor = [UIColor redColor];
label.textColor = [UIColor colorWithRed:64.0f/255.0f green:88.0f/255.0f blue:41.0f/255.0f alpha:1.0f];

# Applying text color to a portion of the text

You can also vary the text color (or other attributes) of portions of the text by using NSAttributedString (opens new window):


attributedString = [[NSMutableAttributedString alloc] initWithString:@"The grass is green; the sky is blue."];
[attributedString addAttribute: NSForegroundColorAttributeName value:[UIColor greenColor] range:NSMakeRange(13, 5)];
[attributedString addAttribute: NSForegroundColorAttributeName value:[UIColor blueColor] range:NSMakeRange(31, 4)];
label.attributedText = attributesString;


let attributedString = NSMutableAttributedString(string: "The grass is green; the sky is blue.")
attributedString.addAttribute(NSForegroundColorAttributeName, value: UIColor.green(), range: NSRange(location: 13, length: 5))
attributedString.addAttribute(NSForegroundColorAttributeName, value: UIColor.blue(), range: NSRange(location: 31, length: 4))
label.attributedText = attributedString

# Size to fit

Suppose you have a UILabel on your storyboard and you have created an IBOutlet for it in ViewController.swift / ViewController.m and named it labelOne.

To make the changes easily visible, change the backgroundColor and textColor of labelOne in the viewDidLoad method:

The function sizeToFit is used when you want to automatically resize a label based on the content stored within it.


labelOne.backgroundColor = UIColor.blueColor()
labelOne.textColor = UIColor.whiteColor()
labelOne.text = "Hello, World!"

Swift 3

labelOne.backgroundColor = UIColor.blue
labelOne.textColor = UIColor.white
labelOne.text = "Hello, World!"


labelOne.backgroundColor = [UIColor blueColor];
labelOne.textColor = [UIColor whiteColor];
labelOne.text = @"Hello, World!";
[labelOne sizeToFit];

The output for the above code is:

enter image description here (opens new window)

As you can see, there is no change as the text is perfectly fitting in labelOne. sizeToFit only changes the label’s frame.

Let’s change the text to a slightly longer one:

labelOne.text = "Hello, World! I’m glad to be alive!"

Now, labelOne looks like this:

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Even calling sizeToFit doesn't change anything. This is because by default, the numberOfLines shown by the UILabel is set to 1. Let’s change it to zero on the storyboard:

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This time, when we run the app, labelOne appears correctly:

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The numberOfLines property can also be changed in the ViewController file :

// Objective-C
labelOne.numberOfLines = 0; 

// Swift
labelOne.numberOfLines = 0

# Background Color


label.backgroundColor = UIColor.redColor()

label.backgroundColor = .redColor()

Swift 3

label.backgroundColor = UIColor.red


label.backgroundColor = [UIColor redColor];

# Text alignment


label.textAlignment = NSTextAlignment.left 
//or the shorter
label.textAlignment = .left 

Any value in the NSTextAlignment (opens new window) enum is valid: .left, .center, .right, .justified, .natural


label.textAlignment = NSTextAlignmentLeft;

Any value in the NSTextAlignment (opens new window) enum is valid: NSTextAlignmentLeft, NSTextAlignmentCenter, NSTextAlignmentRight, NSTextAlignmentJustified, NSTextAlignmentNatural

Vertical alignment in UILabel is not supported out of the box: Vertically align text to top within a UILabel (opens new window)

# Calculate Content Bounds (for i.e. dynamic cell heights)

A common use case for wanting to calculate the frame a label will take up is for sizing table view cells appropriately. The recommended way of doing this is using the NSString method boundingRectWithSize:options:attributes:context:.

options takes String drawing options:

  • NSStringDrawingUsesLineFragmentOrigin should be used for labels with multiple lines
  • NSStringDrawingTruncatesLastVisibleLine should be added using the | operator if there are a maximum number of lines

attributes is an NSDictionary of attributes that effect attributed strings (full list: Apple Docs (opens new window)) but the factors that effect height include:

  • **NSFontAttributeName**: Very important, the size and font family is a critical part of the label's displayed size.
  • **NSParagraphStyleAttributeName**: For customizing how the text is displayed. This includes line spacing, text alignment, truncation style, and a few other options. If you did not explicitly change any of these values you should not have to worry about this much, but may be important if you toggled some values on IB.

  • context should be nil since the primary NSStringDrawingContext use case is for allowing font to resize to fit a specified rect, which shouldn't be the case if we're calculating a dynamic height.

    Objective C

    - (CGFloat)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView heightForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath {
        UITableViewCell *cell = [tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:indexPath];
        NSString *labelContent = cell.theLabel.text;
        // you may choose to get the content directly from the data source if you have done minimal customizations to the font or are comfortable with hardcoding a few values
    //    NSString *labelContent = [self.dataSource objectAtIndexPath:indexPath];
        // value may be hardcoded if retrieved from data source
        NSFont *labelFont = [cell.theLabel font];
        // The NSParagraphStyle, even if you did not code any changes these values may have been altered in IB
        NSMutableParagraphStyle *paragraphStyle = [NSMutableParagraphStyle new];
        paragraphStyle.lineBreakMode = NSLineBreakByWordWrapping; 
        paragraphStyle.alignment = NSTextAlignmentCenter;
        NSDictionary *attributes = @{NSFontAttributeName: labelFont,
                                     NSParagraphStyleAttributeName: paragraphStyle};
        // The width is also important to the height
        CGFloat labelWidth = CGRectGetWidth(cell.theLabel.frame);
        // If you have been hardcoding up to this point you will be able to get this value by subtracting the padding on left and right from tableView.bounds.size.width
    //    CGFloat labelWidth = CGRectGetWidth(tableView.frame) - 20.0f - 20.0f;
        CGRect bodyBounds = [labelContent boundingRectWithSize:CGSizeMake(width, CGFLOAT_MAX) options:NSStringDrawingUsesLineFragmentOrigin attributes:attributes context:nil];
        return CGRectGetHeight(bodyBounds) + heightOfObjectsOnTopOfLabel + heightOfObjectBelowLabel;

    Swfit 3

    override func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, heightForRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) -> CGFloat {
        var cell = tableView.cellForRow(atIndexPath: indexPath)!
        var labelContent = cell.theLabel.text
        var labelFont = cell.theLabel.font
        var paragraphStyle = NSMutableParagraphStyle()
        paragraphStyle.lineBreakMode = .byWordWrapping
        paragraphStyle.alignment = .center
        var attributes = [NSFontAttributeName: labelFont, NSParagraphStyleAttributeName: paragraphStyle]
        var labelWidth: CGFloat = cell.theLabel.frame.width
        var bodyBounds = labelContent.boundingRect(withSize: CGSize(width: width, height: CGFLOAT_MAX), options: .usesLineFragmentOrigin, attributes: attributes, context: nil)
        return bodyBounds.height + heightOfObjectsOnTopOfLabel + heightOfObjectBelowLabel

    Conversely, if you do have a set maximum number of lines you will first need calculate the height of a single line to make sure we don't get a value taller than the allowed size:

       // We calculate the height of a line by omitting the NSStringDrawingUsesLineFragmentOrigin option, which will assume an infinitely wide label
        CGRect singleLineRect = [labelContent boundingRectWithSize:CGSizeMake(CGFLOAT_MAX, CGFLOAT_MAX)
        CGFloat lineHeight = CGRectGetHeight(singleLineRect);
        CGFloat maxHeight = lineHeight * cell.theLabel.numberOfLines;
        // Now you can call the method appropriately
        CGRect bodyBounds = [labelContent boundingRectWithSize:CGSizeMake(width, maxHeight) options:(NSStringDrawingUsesLineFragmentOrigin|NSStringDrawingTruncatesLastVisibleLine) attributes:attributes context:nil];
        return CGRectGetHeight(bodyBounds) + heightOfObjectsOnTopOfLabel + heightOfObjectBelowLabel;

    # Label Attributed Text

    01. Underline Text :- Single/Double Line , Strike Through :- Single/Double Line

    Step 1

    Select the Label and change the label type Plain to Attributed enter image description here (opens new window) enter image description here (opens new window)

    Step 2

    Click the label text and Right click

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    Step 3

    Then click Font -> Show Fonts

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    Step 4

    Then font view will show up and click underline button to make text underline or click strikethrough button to make the text strikethrough.And select single line or double line.

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    Finally click enter and label will be shown underline or strikethrough according to your selection.

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    02. Add text shaddow/background blur effects

    Get the Font view as the above described and click the effects button.

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    If you don't See the preview click the show image in settings

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    Finally change shaddow and offset according to your preferences.

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    # Add shadows to text


    label1.layer.shadowOffset = CGSize(width: 3, height: 3)
    label1.layer.shadowOpacity = 0.7
    label1.layer.shadowRadius = 2

    Swift 3

    label1.layer.shadowOffset = CGSize(width: 3, height: 3)
    label1.layer.shadowOpacity = 0.7
    label1.layer.shadowRadius = 2


    label1.layer.shadowOffset = CGSizeMake(3, 3);
    label1.layer.shadowOpacity = 0.7;
    label1.layer.shadowRadius = 2;

    enter image description here (opens new window)

    # Variable height using constraints

    You can make an UILabel with a dynamic height using auto layout.

    You need to set the numberOfLines to zero (0), and add a minimal height by setting up a constraints with a relation of type .GreaterThanOrEqual on the .Height attribute

    # Swift

    label.numberOfLines = 0
    let heightConstraint = NSLayoutConstraint(
        item: label,
        attribute: .Height,
        relatedBy: .GreaterThanOrEqual,
        toItem: nil,
        attribute: .NotAnAttribute,
        multiplier: 0,
        constant: 20

    # Swift

    label.numberOfLines = 0
    label.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = false
    label.heightAnchor.constraintGreaterThanOrEqualToConstant(20).active = true

    # LineBreakMode

    # Using code

    UILabel.lineBreakMode: NSLineBreakMode

    # Swift

    label.lineBreakMode = .ByTruncatingTail
    • .ByWordWrapping
    • .ByCharWrapping
    • .ByClipping
    • .ByTruncatingHead
    • .ByTruncatingTail
    • .ByTruncatingMiddle

    # Swift 3

    label.lineBreakMode = .byTruncatingTail
    • .byWordWrapping
    • .byCharWrapping
    • .byClipping
    • .byTruncatingHead
    • .byTruncatingTail
    • .byTruncatingMiddle

    # Objective-C

    [label setLineBreakMode:NSLineBreakByTruncatingTail];
    • NSLineBreakByWordWrapping
    • NSLineBreakByCharWrapping
    • NSLineBreakByClipping
    • NSLineBreakByTruncatingHead
    • NSLineBreakByTruncatingTail
    • NSLineBreakByTruncatingMiddle

    # Using storyboard

    This can also be set in the attributes inspector of a UILabel:

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    # Constants

    • Word Wrapping - wrapping occurs at word boundaries, unless the word itself doesn’t fit on a single line
    • Char Wrapping - wrapping occurs before the first character that doesn’t fit
    • Clipping - lines are simply not drawn past the edge of the text container
    • Truncating Head - the line is displayed so that the end fits in the container and the missing text at the beginning of the line is indicated by an ellipsis glyph
    • Truncating Tail - the line is displayed so that the beginning fits in the container and the missing text at the end of the line is indicated by an ellipsis glyph
    • Truncating Middle - the line is displayed so that the beginning and end fit in the container and the missing text in the middle is indicated by an ellipsis glyph

    # Clickable Label

    NOTE: In most cases, it is better to use a UIButton (opens new window) instead of making a UILabel you can tap on. Only use this example, if you are sure, that you don't want to use a UIButton for some reason.

    1. Create label
    2. Enable user interaction
    3. Add UITapGestureRecognizer

    The key to create a clickable UILabel is to enable user interaction.

    # Swift

    let label = UILabel()
    label.userInteractionEnabled = true
    let gesture = UITapGestureRecognizer(target: self, action: #selector(labelClicked(_:)))

    # Objective-C

    UILabel *label = [[UILabel alloc] init];
    [label setUserInteractionEnabled:YES];
    UITapGestureRecognizer* gesture = [[UITapGestureRecognizer alloc] initWithTarget:self action:@selector(labelClicked:)];
    [label addGestureRecognizer:gesture];

    # Setting "userInteractionEnabled" in storyboard's attributes inspector

    Instead of using code, you can select the UILabel inside the storyboard and check the option:

    enter image description here (opens new window)

    # Changing Text in an Existing Label

    Changing the text of an existing UILabel can be done by accessing and modifying the text property of the UILabel. This can be done directly using String literals or indirectly using variables.

    # Setting the text with String literals


    label.text = "the new text"


    // Dot Notation
    label.text = @"the new text";
    // Message Pattern
    [label setText:@"the new text"];

    # Setting the text with a variable


    let stringVar = "basic String var"
    label.text = stringVar


    NSString * stringVar = @"basic String var";
    // Dot Notation
    label.text = stringVar;
    // Message Pattern
    [label setText: stringVar];

    # Auto-size label to fit text

    This example shows how a label's width can automatically resize when the text content changes.

    animated gif of auto-resizing label (opens new window)

    # Pin the left and top edges

    Just use auto layout to add constraints to pin the left and top sides of the label.

    screenshot: set up auto layout constraints (opens new window)

    After that it will automatically resize.

    # Notes

  • This example comes from [this Stack Overflow answer](http://stackoverflow.com/a/36348985/3681880).
  • Don't add constraints for the width and height. Labels have an **intrinsic** size based on their text content.
  • No need to set `sizeToFit` when using auto layout. The complete code for the example project is here:
      import UIKit
      class ViewController: UIViewController {
          @IBOutlet weak var myLabel: UILabel!
          @IBAction func changeTextButtonTapped(sender: UIButton) {
              myLabel.text = "my name is really long i want it to fit in this box"
  • animated gif showing multiple label auto-resizing (opens new window)

    • If you want your label to line wrap then set the number of lines to 0 in IB and add myLabel.preferredMaxLayoutWidth = 150 // or whatever in code. (The button is also pinned to the bottom of the label so that it will move down when the label height increased.)

    screenshot: multi-line resizing (opens new window)

    # Dynamic label frame from unknown text length

    Sometimes we have to resize a UILabel based on dynamic content where the text length is unknown. In this example, width of the UILabel is fixed at 280 points and the height is infinite, lets say 9999. Estimating the frame with respect to the text style and maximumLabelSize.

    # Objective-C

    UILabel * label = [[UILabel alloc] init];
    NSString *message = @"Some dynamic text for label";
    //set the text and style if any.
    label.text = message;
    label.numberOfLines = 0;
    CGSize maximumLabelSize = CGSizeMake(280, 9999); //280:max width of label and 9999-max height of label.
    // use font information from the UILabel to calculate the size
    CGSize expectedLabelSize = [label sizeThatFits:maximumLabelSize];
    //Deprecated in iOS 7.0
    //CGSize expectedLabelSize = [message sizeWithFont:label.font constrainedToSize:maximumLabelSize lineBreakMode:NSLineBreakByWordWrapping];
    // create a frame that is filled with the UILabel frame data
    CGRect newFrame = label.frame;
    // resizing the frame to calculated size
    newFrame.size.height = expectedLabelSize.height;
    // put calculated frame into UILabel frame
    label.frame = newFrame;

    # Swift

    var message: String = "Some dynamic text for label"
    //set the text and style if any.
    label.text = message
    label.numberOfLines = 0
    var maximumLabelSize: CGSize = CGSize(width: 280, height: 9999)
    var expectedLabelSize: CGSize = label.sizeThatFits(maximumLabelSize)
    // create a frame that is filled with the UILabel frame data
    var newFrame: CGRect = label.frame
    // resizing the frame to calculated size
    newFrame.size.height = expectedLabelSize.height
    // put calculated frame into UILabel frame
    label.frame = newFrame

    # Justify Text


    let sampleText = "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."
    // Create label
    let label = UILabel(frame: CGRectMake(0, 0, view.frame.size.width, 400))
    label.numberOfLines = 0
    label.lineBreakMode = NSLineBreakMode.ByWordWrapping
    // Justify text through paragraph style
    let paragraphStyle = NSMutableParagraphStyle()
    paragraphStyle.alignment = NSTextAlignment.Justified
    let attributes = [NSParagraphStyleAttributeName: paragraphStyle, NSBaselineOffsetAttributeName: NSNumber(float: 0)]
    let attributedString = NSAttributedString(string: sampleText, attributes: attributes)
    label.attributedText = attributedString


     NSString *sampleText = @"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.";
        // Create label
        UILabel *label = [[UILabel alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, self.view.frame.size.width, 400)];
        label.numberOfLines = 0;
        label.lineBreakMode = NSLineBreakByWordWrapping;
        // Justify text through paragraph style
        NSMutableParagraphStyle *paragraphStyle = [[NSMutableParagraphStyle alloc] init];
        paragraphStyle.alignment = NSTextAlignmentJustified;
        NSAttributedString *attributedString = [[NSAttributedString alloc] initWithString:sampleText attributes:@{
                        NSParagraphStyleAttributeName : paragraphStyle,
                        NSBaselineOffsetAttributeName : [NSNumber numberWithFloat:0]
        label.attributedText = attributedString;
        [self.view addSubview:label];

    # Get UILabel's size strictly based on its text and font

    NSString provides method boundingRectWithSize which can be used to predict the resulting CGSize of a UILabel based on its text and font without the need of creating a UILabel


    [[text boundingRectWithSize:maxSize options:(NSStringDrawingTruncatesLastVisibleLine | NSStringDrawingUsesLineFragmentOrigin) attributes:@{NSFontAttributeName: fontName} context:nil] size];


    let nsText = text as NSString?
    nsText?.boundingRectWithSize(maxSize, options: [.TruncatesLastVisibleLine, .UsesLineFragmentOrigin], attributes: [NSFontAttributeName: fontName], context: nil).size


    Create Label and label Height constraint outlet. Add below code where you will asign text to label.

    @IBOutlet var lblDescriptionHeightConstration: NSLayoutConstraint! 
    @IBOutlet weak var lblDescription: UILabel!
    let maxWidth = UIScreen.mainScreen().bounds.size.width - 40
    let sizeOfLabel = self.lblDesc.sizeThatFits(CGSize(width: maxWidth, height: CGFloat.max))
    self.lblDescriptionHeightConstration.constant = sizeOfLabel.height

    Note: "40" is the space of left and right side of screen.

    # Highlighted and Highlighted Text Color


    UILabel *label = [[UILabel alloc] init];
    label.highlighted = YES;
    label.highlightedTextColor = [UIColor redColor];


    let label = UILabel()
    label.highlighted = true
    label.highlightedTextColor = UIColor.redColor()

    Swift 3

    let label = UILabel()
    label.isHighlighted = true
    label.highlightedTextColor = UIColor.red

    # Syntax

    • UILabel.numberOfLines: Int // get or set the maximum number of lines the label can have. 0 is unlimited
    • UILabel.text: String? // get or set the text the label displays
    • UILabel.textColor: UIColor! // get or set the color of the text on the label
    • UILabel.tintColor: UIColor! // get or set the tint color of the label
    • UILabel.attributedText: NSAttributedString? // get or set the attributed text of the label
    • UILabel.font: UIFont! // get or set the font of the text on the label
    • UILabel.textAlignment: NSTextAlignment // get or set the alignment of the text

    # Remarks

    UILabels are views which can be used to display one or many lines of text. It contains multiple ways of stylizing text, such as shadows, text colors, and fonts.

    UILabels can also display Attributed Strings, which is text + inline markup to apply styles to portions of the text.

    UILabel does not conform to the UIAppearance protocol, so you cannot use UIAppearance proxy methods to customise appearance of UILabels. See this discussion (opens new window) for more.

    Apple Developer reference here (opens new window)