BadgeSwift 7.0.0

BadgeSwift 7.0.0

LangLanguage SwiftSwift
License MIT
ReleasedLast Release Oct 2018
SPMSupports SPM

Maintained by Evgenii Neumerzhitckii.




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  • Evgenii Neumerzhitckii

Swift Badge

A badge control for iOS and tvOS written in Swift

Carthage compatible CocoaPods Version License Platform

  • The badge is a subclass of UILabel view.
  • It can be created and customized from the Storyboard or from the code.


There are three ways you can add BadgeSwift to your Xcode project.

Add source (iOS 7+)

Simply add BadgeSwift.swift file to your project.

Setup with Carthage (iOS 8+)

Alternatively, add github "evgenyneu/swift-badge" ~> 7.0 to your Cartfile and run carthage update.

Setup with CocoaPods (iOS 8+)

If you are using CocoaPods add this text to your Podfile and run pod install.

target 'Your target name'
pod 'BadgeSwift', '~> 7.0'

Legacy Swift versions

Setup a previous version of the library if you use an older version of Swift.


Creating a badge in the Storyboard

  • Drag a Label to your view.
  • Set its class to BadgeSwift in identity inspector.
  • Set the module property to BadgeSwift if you used Carthage or CocoaPods setup methods.

Add badge to storyboard

  • Customize the badge properties in the attributes inspector (text, color and other).
  • If storyboard does not show the badge correctly click Refresh All Views from the Editor menu.

Change badge properties in attribute inspector

Note: Carthage setup method does not allow to customize Cosmos view from the storyboard, please do it from code instead.

Creating a badge from the code

Add import BadgeSwift to your source code unless you used the file setup method.

let badge = BadgeSwift()
// Position the badge ...

See example of how to create and position the badge from code in the demo app.


// Text
badge.text = "2"

// Insets
badge.insets = CGSize(width: 12, height: 12)

// Font
badge.font = UIFont.preferredFont(forTextStyle: UIFontTextStyle.body)

// Text color
badge.textColor = UIColor.yellow

// Badge color
badge.badgeColor =

// Shadow
badge.shadowOpacityBadge = 0.5
badge.shadowOffsetBadge = CGSize(width: 0, height: 0)
badge.shadowRadiusBadge = 1.0
badge.shadowColorBadge =

// No shadow
badge.shadowOpacityBadge = 0

// Border width and color
badge.borderWidth = 5.0
badge.borderColor = UIColor.magenta

// Customize the badge corner radius.
// -1 if unspecified. When unspecified, the corner is fully rounded. Default: -1.
badge.cornerRadius = 10

Demo app

This project includes a demo app.

BadgeSwift for iOS demo app

Show BadgeSwift in a table view in iOS

Create badge from code BadgeSwift for iOS

Alternative solutions

Here are some alternative badges for iOS.

Thanks to 👍

  • amg1976 for adding a border and redesigning the drawing.
  • gperdomor for adding ability to customize corner radius.
  • acecilia for removing a warning when the badge is used in an extension.


BadgeSwift is released under the MIT License.

Feedback is welcome

If you found a bug or want to improve the badge feel free to create an issue.