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Platforms ios 7.0, requires ARC


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  • 🔍 An elegant search controller for iOS.

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  • [x] Support a variety of hot search style
  • [x] Support a variety of search history style
  • [x] Support a variety of search results display mode
  • [x] Support a variety of search view controller display mode
  • [x] Support search suggestions
  • [x] Support search history (record) cache
  • [x] Support callback using delegate or block completion search
  • [x] Support CocoaPods
  • [x] Support localization
  • [x] Support vertical and horizontal screen on iPhone and iPad


  • iOS 7.0 or later
  • Xcode 7.0 or later



  • PYSearch
  • PYSearchConst
  • PYSearchViewController
  • PYSearchSuggestionViewController


  • UIColor+PYSearchExtension
  • UIView+PYSearchExtension
  • NSBundle+PYSearchExtension





Hot search style

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Search history style

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How to use

  • Use CocoaPods:
    • pod "PYSearch"
    • Import the main file:#import <PYSearch.h>
  • Manual import:
    • Drag All files in the PYSearch folder to project
    • Import the main file:#import "PYSearch.h"

Details (See the example program PYSearchExample for details)

    // 1. Create hotSearches array
    NSArray *hotSeaches = @[@"Java", @"Python", @"Objective-C", @"Swift", @"C", @"C++", @"PHP", @"C#", @"Perl", @"Go", @"JavaScript", @"R", @"Ruby", @"MATLAB"];
    // 2. Create searchViewController
    PYSearchViewController *searchViewController = [PYSearchViewController searchViewControllerWithHotSearches:hotSeaches searchBarPlaceholder:@"Search programming language" didSearchBlock:^(PYSearchViewController *searchViewController, UISearchBar *searchBar, NSString *searchText) {
        // Call this Block when completion search automatically
        // Such as: Push to a view controller
        [searchViewController.navigationController pushViewController:[[UIViewController alloc] init] animated:YES];

    // 3. present the searchViewController
    UINavigationController *nav = [[UINavigationController alloc] initWithRootViewController:searchViewController];
    [self presentViewController:nav  animated:NO completion:nil];


  • Custom search suggestions display

    // 1. Set dataSource
    searchViewController.dataSource = self;
    // 2. Implement dataSource method
  • Custom search result dispaly

    // 1. Set searchResultShowMode
    searchViewController.searchResultShowMode = PYSearchResultShowModeEmbed;
    // 2. Set searchResultController 
    searchViewController.searchResultController = [[UIViewController alloc] init];
  • Set hotSearchStyle(default is PYHotSearchStyleNormalTag)

    // Set hotSearchStyle
    searchViewController.hotSearchStyle = PYHotSearchStyleColorfulTag;
  • Set searchHistoryStyle(default is PYSearchHistoryStyleCell)

    // Set searchHistoryStyle
    searchViewController.searchHistoryStyle = PYSearchHistoryStyleBorderTag;
  • Set searchHistoriesCachePath(default is PYSEARCH_SEARCH_HISTORY_CACHE_PATH)

    // Set searchHistoriesCachePath
    searchViewController.searchHistoriesCachePath = @"The cache path";
  • Set searchHistoriesCount(default is 20)

    // Set searchHistoriesCount
    searchViewController. searchHistoriesCount = 6;
  • Set searchResultShowMode(default is PYSearchResultShowModeCustom)

    // Set searchResultShowMode
    searchViewController.searchResultShowMode = PYSearchResultShowModeEmbed;
  • Set searchSuggestionHidden(deafult is NO)
    // Set searchSuggestionHidden
    searchViewController.searchSuggestionHidden = YES;


  • If you have any questions during the process or want more interfaces to customize,you can issues me!
  • Instead of giving me star, it is better to throw a bug to me!
  • If you want to participate in the maintenance of this project or have a good design style, welcome to pull request!
  • If you feel slightly discomfort in use, please contact me QQ:499491531 or Email:[email protected]
  • Hope to improve this project together, let it become more powerful, able to meet the needs of most users!


All source code is licensed under the MIT License.

Latest podspec

    "name": "PYSearch",
    "version": "0.9.1",
    "summary": "An elegant search controller which replaces the UISearchController for iOS.",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": "MIT",
    "authors": {
        "CoderKo1o": "[email protected]"
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "7.0"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "0.9.1"
    "source_files": "PYSearch/**/*.{h,m}",
    "resources": "PYSearch/PYSearch.bundle",
    "requires_arc": true

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