Latest 5.0.0
License Apache
Platforms ios 9.0, requires ARC
Frameworks UIKit

RSKPlaceholderTextView Swift 5.0 Cocoapods Compatible Carthage compatible


A light-weight UITextView subclass that adds support for placeholder.


RSKPlaceholderTextView requires iOS 7.0 or later.

iOS 7

  1. Drag the code itself (.swift files) to your project. As sadly, Swift currently does not support compiling Frameworks for iOS 7.
  2. Make sure that the files are added to the Target membership.

Using CocoaPods

  1. Add the pod RSKPlaceholderTextView to your Podfile.

    pod 'RSKPlaceholderTextView'
  2. Run pod install from Terminal, then open your app’s .xcworkspace file to launch Xcode.

Using Carthage

  1. Add the ruslanskorb/RSKPlaceholderTextView project to your Cartfile.

    github "ruslanskorb/RSKPlaceholderTextView"
  2. Run carthage update, then follow the additional steps required to add the iOS and/or Mac frameworks into your project.

Basic Usage

Import the module.

import RSKPlaceholderTextView

Just create a text view and set the placeholder.

override func viewDidLoad() {

    self.textView = RSKPlaceholderTextView(frame: CGRect(x: 0, y: 20, width: self.view.frame.width, height: 100))
    self.textView.placeholder = "What do you want to say about this event?"



Build and run the RSKPlaceholderTextViewExample project in Xcode to see RSKPlaceholderTextView in action.
Have fun. Figure out hooks for customization.


Ruslan Skorb


This project is available under the Apache License, version 2.0. See the LICENSE file for more info.

Latest podspec

    "name": "RSKPlaceholderTextView",
    "version": "5.0.0",
    "summary": "A light-weight UITextView subclass that adds support for placeholder.",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": {
        "type": "Apache",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    "authors": {
        "Ruslan Skorb": "[email protected]"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "5.0.0"
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "9.0"
    "swift_versions": "5.0",
    "source_files": "RSKPlaceholderTextView/*.{swift}",
    "frameworks": "UIKit",
    "requires_arc": true

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