Latest 2.2
License MIT
Platforms ios 8.0, requires ARC


A UILabel subclass which responds to touch on specified patterns. It has the following features:

  1. It can detect pattern specified by regular expression and apply style such as font, color etc.
  2. It allows to replace default ellipse with tappable attributed string to mark truncation
  3. Convenience methods are provided to detect hashtags, username handler and URLs


Add following lines in your pod file

pod 'SwiftResponsiveLabel', '2.1'


The following snippets explain the usage of public methods. These snippets assume an instance of ResponsiveLabel named "customLabel".

import SwiftResponsiveLabel

In interface builder, set the custom class of your UILabel to SwiftResponsiveLabel.

Username Handle Detection

let userHandleTapAction = PatternTapResponder{ (tappedString)-> (Void) in
let messageString = "You have tapped user handle:" + tappedString
self.messageLabel.text = messageString
let dict = [NSForegroundColorAttributeName: UIColor.greenColor(), 
NSBackgroundColorAttributeName: UIColor.blackColor()]
RLHighlightedAttributesDictionary: dict, RLTapResponderAttributeName:userHandleTapAction])

URL Detection

let URLTapAction = PatternTapResponder{(tappedString)-> (Void) in
let messageString = "You have tapped URL: " + tappedString
self.messageLabel.text = messageString
self.customLabel.enableURLDetection([NSForegroundColorAttributeName:UIColor.blueColor(), RLTapResponderAttributeName:URLTapAction])

HashTag Detection

let hashTagTapAction = PatternTapResponder { (tappedString)-> (Void) in
let messageString = "You have tapped hashTag:" + tappedString
self.messageLabel.text = messageString
let dict = [NSForegroundColorAttributeName: UIColor.redColor(), NSBackgroundColorAttributeName: UIColor.blackColor()]
customLabel.enableHashTagDetection([RLHighlightedAttributesDictionary : dict, NSForegroundColorAttributeName: UIColor.cyanColor(),

Custom Truncation Token

Set attributed string as truncation token
let action = PatternTapResponder {(tappedString)-> (Void) in
print("You have tapped token string")
let dict = [RLHighlightedBackgroundColorAttributeName:UIColor.blackColor(),
RLHighlightedForegroundColorAttributeName:UIColor.greenColor(), RLTapResponderAttributeName:action]
let token = NSAttributedString(string: "...More", attributes: [NSFontAttributeName: customLabel.font, 
NSForegroundColorAttributeName:UIColor.brownColor(), RLHighlightedAttributesDictionary: dict])
customLabel.attributedTruncationToken = token
Set image as truncation token

The height of image size should be approximately equal to or less than the font height. Otherwise the image will not be rendered properly

let action = PatternTapResponder {(tappedString)-> (Void) in
print("You have tapped token image")
self.customLabel.setTruncationIndicatorImage(UIImage(named: "check")!, withSize: CGSize(width: 20.0, height: 20.0), andAction: action)
Set from interface builder



The underlying implementation of SwiftResponsiveLabel is based on KILabel(
SwiftResponsiveLabel is made flexible to enable detection of any pattern specified by regular expression.

The following articles were helpful in enhancing the functionalities.

Latest podspec

    "name": "KSSwiftResponsiveLabel",
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "8.0"
    "version": "2.2",
    "summary": "A UILabel subclass which responds to touch on specified patterns and allows to set custom truncation token",
    "authors": {
        "Susmita Horrow": "[email protected]"
    "license": "MIT",
    "homepage": "",
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "2.2"
    "source_files": "SwiftResponsiveLabel/Source/*",
    "requires_arc": true,
    "pushed_with_swift_version": "3.0"

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