Latest 1.3.7
License MIT
Platforms ios 7.0, requires ARC

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A amazing and highly customized tabBarController! You could almost customize 100% properties with LCTabBarController! 😍 ✨


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  • Highly decoupled!

    Each control is a independent class! --> means "be possessed":

    LCTabBarBadge –> LCTabBarItem –> LCTabBar –> LCTabBarController

  • Simple integration!

    Integration takes only one step: Just replace the UITabBarController word in your AppDelegate.m with LCTabBarController to complete the integration!

  • Non-Pollution!

    LCTabBarController has all the functions of UITabBarController, and NO any intrusion behavior!

    So, even if your project is complete, you could integrated at any time! You could also change back to UITabBarController! (But I 200% believe you won’t do it!)

  • Highly customized!

    You can freely set the following properties, you can also choose to modify the code directly!

    1. tabBar title color

    2. tabbar title font

    3. tabbar image ratio

    4. tabbar badge frame

    5. tabbar badge font

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⚠️ NOTE: It doesn’t support Storyboard for the time being!



LCTabBarController is available on CocoaPods. Just add the following to your project Podfile:

pod 'LCTabBarController' # Podfile

Non-CocoaPods Installation

Just drag the LCTabBarController folder into your project.


  • Inside your AppDelegate.m:

    // 0. Import header file
    #import "LCTabBarController.h"
    // 1. If you have already started the project, even if it's already done.
    UITabBarController *tabBarC = [[UITabBarController alloc] init];
    LCTabBarController *tabBarC = [[LCTabBarController alloc] init];
    // 2. If you're just starting to write a new project
    - (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions {
      self.window = [[UIWindow alloc] initWithFrame:[UIScreen mainScreen].bounds];
      [self.window makeKeyAndVisible];
      // Other code
      HomeVC *vc1 = [[HomeVC alloc] init];
      vc1.view.backgroundColor = [UIColor whiteColor];
      vc1.tabBarItem.badgeValue = @"23";
      vc1.title = @"Home";
      vc1.tabBarItem.image = [UIImage imageNamed:@"tabbar_home"];
      vc1.tabBarItem.selectedImage = [UIImage imageNamed:@"tabbar_home_selected"];
      // vc2 vc3 ...
      UIViewController *vc4 = [[UIViewController alloc] init];
      vc4.view.backgroundColor = [UIColor yellowColor];
      vc4.tabBarItem.badgeValue = @"99+";
      vc4.title = @"Profile";
      vc4.tabBarItem.image = [UIImage imageNamed:@"tabbar_profile"];
      vc4.tabBarItem.selectedImage = [UIImage imageNamed:@"tabbar_profile_selected"];
      UINavigationController *navC1 = [[UINavigationController alloc] initWithRootViewController:vc1];
      UINavigationController *navC2 = [[UINavigationController alloc] initWithRootViewController:vc2];
      UINavigationController *navC3 = [[UINavigationController alloc] initWithRootViewController:vc3];
      UINavigationController *navC4 = [[UINavigationController alloc] initWithRootViewController:vc4];
      /**************************************** Key Code ****************************************/
      LCTabBarController *tabBarC = [[LCTabBarController alloc] init];
      tabBarC.viewControllers = @[navC1, navC2, navC3, navC4];
      self.window.rootViewController = tabBarC;
      return YES;
  • Done!

  • You can change the following properties with LCTabBarController object, other more attributes can be directly read code changes!

    /**************************************** Key Code ****************************************/
    LCTabBarController *tabBarC    = [[LCTabBarController alloc] init];
    // look here, you should set this properties before `- setViewControllers:`
    tabBarC.itemTitleFont          = [UIFont boldSystemFontOfSize:11.0f];
    tabBarC.itemTitleColor         = [UIColor greenColor];
    tabBarC.selectedItemTitleColor = [UIColor redColor];
    tabBarC.itemImageRatio         = 0.5f;
    tabBarC.badgeTitleFont         = [UIFont boldSystemFontOfSize:12.0f];
    tabBarC.viewControllers        = @[navC1, navC2, navC3, navC4];
    self.window.rootViewController = tabBarC;

    Than you could see like this:








V 1.3.7

  • Adapt for iOS 11.

  • Improve framework with #27 by tbl00c.

V 1.3.6

  • About #15, public lcTabBar.

V 1.3.5

V 1.3.3

  • Update CocoaPods source URL.

V 1.3.0

  • Bug fixed: Can’t find right bundle when using Swift & CocoaPods.

  • building support.

V 1.2.7

  • Bug fixed: #3, thanks for Sesadev‘s commit!

V 1.2.6

  • Bug fixed:

    When I call the popToRootViewController; method, the origin controls of the system’s tabBar is displayed again.

    Now, You should call [lcTabBarController removeOriginControls]; method after popToRootViewController;, like this:

    [self.navigationController popToRootViewControllerAnimated:YES];
    [lcTabBarController removeOriginControls];

V 1.2.5

  • Change custom way, experience better!

V 1.2.2

  • Change imageView’s contentModel:

    tabBarItem.imageView.contentModel == UIViewContentModeScaleAspectFit;
    tabBarItem.imageView.contentModel == UIViewContentModeCenter;

V 1.2.1

  • Fix frame: tabBarBadge‘s x.

V 1.2.0

  • for you!

V 1.1.0

  • for LanMeng Tec.

  • V 1.1.x will for LanMeng Tec. only.

V 1.0.6

  • for LanMeng Tec.

V 1.0.5

  • Change something:

    tabBarItem.imageView.contentModel == UIViewContentModeCenter;
    tabBarItem.imageView.contentModel == UIViewContentModeScaleAspectFit;

V 1.0.3

  • Delete some logs.

  • Update demo images.

V 1.0.2

  • UI adjustment.

V 1.0.1

  • Bug fixed.

V 1.0.0


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LCTabBarController is released under the MIT License.

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