BKHitSlop 1.0.0

BKHitSlop 1.0.0

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License MIT
ReleasedLast Release Nov 2016

Maintained by James Ide, Andrew Toulouse.

BKHitSlop 1.0.0

  • By
  • Andrew Toulouse


  1. Add BKHitSlop to your Podfile.
  2. In your terminal, run pod install.


  1. Add #import <BKHitSlop/BKHitSlop.h> to your source file (or to your prefix header, if you want to access it anywhere in your project).
  2. Implement the method myButton.bk_hitSlop = UIEdgeInsetsMake(-50, -50, -50, -50); on your button (or other UIView) - or your preferred UIEdgeInsets value. Negative values are ignored.


Q: How does it work?
A: Simple! UIViews have a method -pointInside:withEvent: which decides whether an event's point (presumably, a touch's point) lies inside itself. When you touch the screen, the UIView hierarchy queries for the "best" view to respond to that touch. BKHitSlop swaps the implementation out for our own. This is (mostly) safe.

When you set the hit slop, first, we check if the point would normally be considered inside the view, according to the original implementation - if so, we just short-circuit and return YES. Otherwise, the views' bounds are inset by the UIEdgeInsets value.

Aside: This is why the inset's components don't have any effect unless negative. Note that a negative inset goes outward rather than inward.

Anyways, once we've done that to figure out the new rectangle to test, we use CGRectContainsPoint to see if the point is inside that rectangle.