This is a list of SwiftUI code snippets that I will be updating continuously. They are not hard, just not easy to remember when you have been using UIKit for 10 years. Some are more like workarounds :) Not yet 42, but I believe I can reach the magic number as I continue to use SwiftUI.

Resizable image, fits in frame

Image(systemName: "umbrella")
    .aspectRatio(contentMode: .fit)
    .frame(width: 50, height: 50)

Increase hit area, including transparent area

HStack {
    Text("When should you test yourself?")
    Spacer() // Without `contentShape`, this space is not hittable
.contentShape(Rectangle()) // Define hit testing
.onTapGesture { ... }

Custom Modifier

struct MyModifer: ViewModifier {
    func body(content: Content) -> some View {
        // Do something with the content

// Convenient method on View
extension View {
    func myModifer() -> some View {

Dismiss modal view

@Environment(\.presentationMode) var presentationMode


Actually, dismiss() is not for just modal view. If the view is in a navigation, it will “Go Back” – which is not the dismiss we expect. There’s another way.

Dismiss modal view 2 – the explicit way

In the presenter,

@State private var isPresented = false // Declare an @State

isPresented = true // when it's time to present

.sheet(isPresented: $isPresented) { // The modal sheet uses the binding
    DeeperView(isPresented: self.$isPresented) // Also pass the binding to any children

In the child views of the navigation stack,

@Binding var isPresented: Bool // Declare the binding

isPresented = false // when it's time to dismiss the modal for real

FIX Text truncating when it shouldn’t

This usually happens when the Text is in VStack contained in a ScollView.

Text("Why the hell is this text truncated without reason?")
.fixedSize(horizontal: false, vertical: true) // Workaround magic

Select an item using Picker in a Form

Picker can show the currently selected item, but somehow only works of the selection is Int/String.

// Assuming we have an enum to represent the list of items
enum Side: CaseIterable {
    case wife, husband

@State var sideIndex = 0

Picker("Whose side you taking?", selection: $sideIndex) {
    ForEach(Side.allCases.indices) {




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