UILabel in UITableViewCell takes up extra space when set to fixed number of lines


I have a label inside a table view cell. I have set the label to a number of lines, 2. However, if the text is larger it takes up the space as if it had no line restriction and was displaying the full text. Even though it is displaying just two lines.

Constraints for that display label are below. All the other elements are top to bottom 5 points between from the top of the container down to the bottom. If the text is 2 lines or less, there is no extra space. Has anyone experienced this or found a fix for it?

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Source: Swift

Categorised as swift, uilabel, uitableview


If you do not want you label to grow higher than expected.

label.setContentCompressionResistancePriority(.required, for: .vertical)

If you are using nib/storyboard. simply change content hugging priority to 1000

Dillon Quitzon

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