Tag: backgroundColor


Add some color to your tvOS buttons

September 30, 2018

Button, Reference, tvOS, UIKit

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The interface for UIKit is the same between iOS and tvOS,┬ábut the behavior is a little different. The interaction on tvOS is distinctly different than iOS because tvOS doesn’t offer direct interaction. Instead of tapping the screen you use a remote. This is an important point when deciding on how to customize interactive elements.

In this article, I’m going to discuss how you can add color to your buttons on tvOS. This is often required for consistency and branding purposes.

There are a couple of options depending on what your requirements are. The problem is that you might have to try a few approaches to get the desired look.

I will quickly go through what I’ve tried, what worked and what didn’t.

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