How can I create a more rounded UITextField? Like the search field in Safari on iPad


HI I'm trying to get a UITextField to look like the google search field available in the safari app on iPad. The purpose of the field will be the same (a search box).

I know i could use a UISearchBar but I would have to use hackish code to get rid of the magnifying glass icon and the background and I don't want that.

I'm attaching an image with the TextField used by apple as their search box. How can I modify an UITextField to look and behave like the search field in this screenshot?

I tried to modified the UITextField's layer roundedCorners property but this doesn't work as expected.

Any help is very much appreciated!

Thank you!

You can set the Corner-Radius on any UIView-Subclass.

  1. Add the QuartzCore.framework to your project
  2. add #import <QuartzCore/QuartzCore.h> in your UIViewController Subclass (where you have access to the UITextfield instance of your choice
  3. within viewDidLoad / viewWillAppear (or any other place where your UITextfield is allready instantiated call [yourTextField.layer setCornerRadius:14.0f];
  4. play around with the cornerRadius value until it looks good