Today is the day, iOS7 launches to all iPhones & iPads. What does that mean to us developers? A lot of work, that’s what. Unlike other transitions iOS5 -> iOS6, all previous apps “just worked” but this version is the biggest change since iOS 3.0. Approximately about 90% of apps tested are having trouble running on iOS7, these issues range from the apps crashing on launch to labels mis-aligned to the status bar at the top messing up views.
Let’s take a look at the most common issue developers are having, the status bar.
Status Bar Appears Over My View
You can achieve this by implementing new property called edgesForExtendedLayout in iOS7 SDK. Please add the following code to achieve this,
if ([self respondsToSelector:@selector(edgesForExtendedLayout)]) self.edgesForExtendedLayout = UIRectEdgeNone;
You need to add the above in your -(void)viewDidLoad method.
iOS 7 brings several changes to how you lay out and customize the appearance of your UI. The changes in view-controller layout, tint color, and font affect all the UIKit objects in your app. In addition, enhancements to gesture recognizer APIs give you finer grained control over gesture interactions.
Using View Controllers
In iOS 7, view controllers use full-screen layout. At the same time, iOS 7 gives you more granular control over the way a view controller lays out its views. In particular, the concept of full-screen layout has been refined to let a view controller specify the layout of each edge of its view.
The wantsFullScreenLayout view controller property is deprecated in iOS 7. If you currently specify wantsFullScreenLayout = NO, the view controller may display its content at an unexpected screen location when it runs in iOS 7.
To adjust how a view controller lays out its views, UIViewController provides the following properties:
The edgesForExtendedLayout property uses the UIRectEdge type, which specifies each of a rectangle’s four edges, in addition to specifying none and all. Use edgesForExtendedLayout to specify which edges of a view should be extended, regardless of bar translucency. By default, the value of this property is UIRectEdgeAll.
If your design uses opaque bars, refine edgesForExtendedLayout by also setting the extendedLayoutIncludesOpaqueBars property to NO. (The default value of extendedLayoutIncludesOpaqueBars is NO.)
If you don’t want a scroll view’s content insets to be automatically adjusted, set automaticallyAdjustsScrollViewInsets to NO. (The default value of automaticallyAdjustsScrollViewInsets is YES.)
The topLayoutGuide and bottomLayoutGuide properties indicate the location of the top or bottom bar edges in a view controller’s view. If bars should overlap the top or bottom of a view, you can use Interface Builder to position the view relative to the bar by creating constraints to the bottom of topLayoutGuide or to the top of bottomLayoutGuide. (If no bars should overlap the view, the bottom of topLayoutGuide is the same as the top of the view and the top of bottomLayoutGuide is the same as the bottom of the view.) Both properties are lazily created when requested.