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eure/ScrollEdgeControl 1.4.0
♻️ Replacement of UIRefreshControl, and more functions.
⭐️ 54
🕓 2 weeks ago
.package(url: "https://github.com/eure/ScrollEdgeControl.git", from: "1.4.0")


Replacement of UIRefreshControl, and more functions.


ScrollEdgeControl is a UI component that is similar to UIRefreshControl. but it pulls up to the even further abstracted component.

ScrollEdgeControl can attach to every edge in a scroll view. For instance, pulling to down, up, left, right to trigger something activity such as refreshing. (pull-to-activate)

It supports also disabling pull-to-activate, it would be useful in case of displaying as a loading indicator at bottom of the list.

The content on this control supports display any view you want.



Top Bottom


Left Right

More patterns

pull to refresh and additional loadings



Including custom activity indicator

pod "ScrollEdgeControl"

If you need only core component

pod "ScrollEdgeControl/Core"


dependencies: [
    .package(url: "https://github.com/muukii/ScrollEdgeControl.git", exact: "<VERSION>")

How to use

Setting up

let scrollEdgeControl = ScrollEdgeControl(
  edge: .top, // ✅ a target edge to add this control
  configuration: .init(),  // ✅ customizing behavior of this control
  activityIndicatorView: ScrollEdgeActivityIndicatorView(color: .black) // ✅ Adding your own component to display on this control
let scrollableView: UIScrollView // ✅ could be `UIScrollView`, `UITableView`, `UICollectionView`

scrollableView.addSubview(scrollEdgeControl) // ✅ Could add multiple controls for each edge


scrollEdgeControl.handlers.onDidActivate = { instance in


  // after activity completed
  instance.setActivityState(.inactive, animated: true)

Customizing the content

ScrollEdgeControl supports to display any content you want by following protocol.
Which means you can create fully customized design to display the activity.

protocol ScrollEdgeActivityIndicatorViewType
class YourContent: ScrollEdgeActivityIndicatorViewType {

  func update(withState state: ScrollEdgeControl.ActivatingState) {
    // Needs implementation
let scrollEdgeControl: ScrollEdgeControl

let yourContent: YourContent


Behind the scenes

Creating a component such as UIRefreshControl is quite hard.
Observing scroll, layout, updating content-inset.
While we were inspecting UIRefreshControl, we noticed UIScrollView's content-inset return 0 when it's refreshing. but adjusted-content-inset presents actual value in displaying.
(for example, content-inset-top: 0, adjusted-content-inset-top: 50)

So UIRefreshControl works internally to prevent spreading side-effect by changing content-inset.
We need this trick to create our own custom control for UIScrollView.

In the end, we decided to get this done with method-swizzling.
Swapping content-inset getter setter, managing local content-inset, and then we return the value to outside including adding, subtracting actual content-inset and local content-inset.

Why uses Advance in dependency

Advance helps animation in the scroll view.

It is a library to run animations with fully computable values using CADisplayLink.

UIScrollView's animations are not in CoreAnimation.
Those are computed in CPU every frame. that's why we can handle it in the UIScrollView delegate.
We can update content offset with UIView animation, but sometimes it's going to be weird animation.
To solve it, using CADisplayLink, update values for each frame.






Stars: 54
Last commit: 2 weeks ago
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Release Notes

2 weeks ago

What's Changed

New Contributors

Full Changelog: https://github.com/eure/ScrollEdgeControl/compare/1.3.2...1.4.0

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