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A light-weight UITextView subclass that adds support for placeholder.
.package(url: "https://github.com/ruslanskorb/RSKPlaceholderTextView.git", from: "6.1.0")

RSKPlaceholderTextView Swift 5.1 Swift Package Manager Compatible CocoaPods Compatible Carthage compatible


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


Using Swift Package Manager

  1. To add the RSKPlaceholderTextView package to your Xcode project, select File > Swift Packages > Add Package Dependency and enter the repository URL.


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.


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Release Notes

6.1.0: Override `sizeThatFits(_:)` and `sizeToFit()`.
4 weeks ago

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