Latest 1.0.1
License MIT
Platforms ios 5.0, requires ARC
Frameworks UIKit

UIViews are particularly annoying to work with when having to adjust just one property of their frame.

How many times have you done something like:

CGRect r = view.frame;
r.origin.x += 50.0;
view.frame = r;

Not only is this code annoying to write it also is hard to read and maintain. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could just do something like:

view.frameMinX += 50.0;

Or how about pinning the view to the top right corner of its super view:

view.frameTopRight = view.superview.boundsTopRight;

Frame Manipulation

These are the following properties added for frame manipulation

  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGFloat frameMinX;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGFloat frameMidX;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGFloat frameMaxX;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGFloat frameMinY;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGFloat frameMidY;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGFloat frameMaxY;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGSize frameSize;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGFloat frameWidth;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGFloat frameHeight;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGPoint frameTopLeft;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGPoint frameTopCenter;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGPoint frameTopRight;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGPoint frameCenterLeft;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGPoint frameCenter;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGPoint frameCenterRight;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGPoint frameBottomLeft;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGPoint frameBottomCenter;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign) CGPoint frameBottomRight;

There are also some handy methods to also help manipulate frames:
Note any adjust methods take the current value and += the given adjustment

  • - (void)setFrameX:(CGFloat)x y:(CGFloat)y width:(CGFloat)width height:(CGFloat)height;
  • - (void)adjustFrameX:(CGFloat)x y:(CGFloat)y width:(CGFloat)width height:(CGFloat)height;
  • - (void)setFrameX:(CGFloat)x y:(CGFloat)y;
  • - (void)adjustFrameX:(CGFloat)x y:(CGFloat)y;
  • - (void)setFrameWidth:(CGFloat)width height:(CGFloat)height;
  • - (void)adjustFrameWidth:(CGFloat)width height:(CGFloat)height;

Also some extras to point align your frames!

  • - (void)adjustFrameToWholePointsByRounding;
  • - (void)adjustFrameToWholePointsByFlooring;
  • - (void)adjustFrameToWholePointsByCeiling;

Frame Insetting & Expanding

Insetting and expanding frames are also extremely annoying so we have some quick helpers to do that too!

  • - (void)insetFrameBy:(CGFloat)amount;
  • - (void)insetFrameByWidth:(CGFloat)widthAmount height:(CGFloat)heightAmount;
  • - (void)expandFrameBy:(CGFloat)amount;
  • - (void)expandFrameByWidth:(CGFloat)widthAmount height:(CGFloat)heightAmount;

Sizing Frames

Autosizing is great in iOS but sometimes you only want to width or height to be allowed to adjust.

  • - (void)sizeWidthToFit;
  • - (void)sizeHeightToFit;


Dealing with the bounds is less annoying but sometimes some quick helpers make code easier and quicker but are readonly.

  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGFloat boundsMinX;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGFloat boundsMidX;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGFloat boundsMaxX;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGFloat boundsMinY;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGFloat boundsMidY;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGFloat boundsMaxY;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGSize boundsSize;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGFloat boundsWidth;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGFloat boundsHeight;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGPoint boundsTopLeft;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGPoint boundsTopCenter;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGPoint boundsTopRight;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGPoint boundsCenterLeft;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGPoint boundsCenter;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGPoint boundsCenterRight;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGPoint boundsBottomLeft;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGPoint boundsBottomCenter;
  • @property (nonatomic, assign, readonly) CGPoint boundsBottomRight;


Cocoapods available simply just add this to your Podfile!

pod "ZWPTouchFrames"

Fully Tested

ZWPTouchFrames has a full SenTesting suite to ensure all the manipulators are bug free! Enjoy.


That MIT license thing, also known as use it however you like.

Latest podspec

    "name": "ZWPTouchFrames",
    "summary": "Helpers to manipulate frames and bounds of UIView",
    "version": "1.0.1",
    "license": {
        "type": "MIT",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    "homepage": "",
    "authors": {
        "Zwopple | Creative Software": "[email protected]"
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "5.0"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "1.0.1"
    "requires_arc": true,
    "prefix_header_file": "ZWPTouchFrames/ZWPTouchFrames-Prefix.pch",
    "source_files": "ZWPTouchFrames/",
    "frameworks": "UIKit"

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