EZYGradientView is a different and unique take on creating gradients and gradients with blur on the iOS platform. The default
CAGradientLayer implementation works just fine, but is confusing and gives different results than expected. From the documentation:
The start point corresponds to the first stop of the gradient. The point is defined in the unit coordinate space and is then mapped to the layer’s bounds rectangle when drawn.
It's not really clear what the mapped values for the start and end points will be. If we set the start x coordinate 0.2, it does not resolve to 0.2 of the view's width on the X-axis.
This library attempts to create gradients intuitively. When you use
EZYGradientView, you don't need to worry about Apple's default API. What you do need to concern yourself with is:
EZYGradientView exposes five properties you can modify to customize your gradient. The view itself is
IBDesignable and its properties
IBInspectable which means you can customize your gradient in real time on an xib or storyboard.
CocoaPods is the preferred way to install this library. Add this command to your
pod 'EZYGradientView', :git => 'https://github.com/Niphery/EZYGradientView'
###For Objective C
Download .zip file and extract it. There you will find the
EZYGradientView folder, copy EZYGradientView.swift to your respective project.
Just follow these simple steps and create a gradient inside your xib or storyboard!
|It will reflect warning if module is not selected.|
|Default is 0º.|
|Default is 0.5, that's why colors are equally divided. Valid range 0 to 1.|
|At 0.1, the first color takes one-tenth of the view area. The rest is filled by the second.|
|At 0.9, the first color takes nine-tenths of the view area. The rest is filled by the second.|
|Default is 0, that's why there is a sharp boundary where the two colors meet. Valid range 0 to 1.|
|At 0.5, there is a much smoother transition between the two colors.|
|At 1, the maximum transition smoothness is achieved.|
######(This feature is available for ios 8 and above)
|Default is 0, where the blur transparency is minimmum. Valid range 0 to 1.|
|At 1.0, where the blur transparency is maximum.(The black spot is a label behind gradient view)|
|Suggestion||Use this properties to design |
let gradientView = EZYGradientView() gradientView.frame = view.bounds gradientView.firstColor = UIColor(red: 0.5, green: 0.0, blue: 1.0, alpha: 1.0) gradientView.secondColor = UIColor(red: 0.4, green: 1.0, blue: 0.8, alpha: 1.0) gradientView.angleº = 185.0 gradientView.colorRatio = 0.5 gradientView.fadeIntensity = 1 gradientView.isBlur = true gradientView.blurOpacity = 0.5 view.insertSubview(gradientView, at: 0)
EZYGradientView is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.