SMWheelControl 0.2.2

SMWheelControl 0.2.2

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License BSD 3.0
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

Maintained by viteinfinite.

  • By
  • Cesare Rocchi, Simone Civetta and Xebia IT Architects

SMWheelControl is an iOS component allowing the selection of an item from a 360° spinning wheel with a smooth inertial rotation.

The code is loosely based on the tutorial "How To Create a Rotating Wheel Control with UIKit" published on the post by Cesare Rocchi.

Sample screenshot:

The final result


Initialization and data source

Instantiate the control with a classical - (id)initWithFrame:(CGRect)rect and add a target as you usually do with a control, e.g.:

    SMWheelControl *wheel = [[SMWheelControl alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, 320, 320)];
    [wheel addTarget:self action:@selector(wheelDidChangeValue:) forControlEvents:UIControlEventValueChanged];

Then add a dataSource:

wheel.dataSource = self;
[wheel reloadData];

and implement the following methods (the dataSource should conform to the SMWheelControlDataSource):

- (UIView *)wheel:(SMWheelControl *)wheel viewForSliceAtIndex:(NSUInteger)index
- (NSUInteger)numberOfSlicesInWheel:(SMWheelControl *)wheel
- (CGFloat)snappingAngleForWheel:(SMWheelControl *)wheel // optional

For instance:

- (NSUInteger)numberOfSlicesInWheel:(SMWheelControl *)wheel
    return 10;

- (UIView *)wheel:(SMWheelControl *)wheel viewForSliceAtIndex:(NSUInteger)index
    UILabel *label = [[UILabel alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, 150, 30)];
    label.backgroundColor = [UIColor whiteColor];
    label.text = [NSString stringWithFormat:@" %d", index];
    return label;

When the wheel ends snapping to the closest slice, if you added a target, then it will receive the event UIControlEventValueChanged, e.g.:

- (void)wheelDidChangeValue:(id)sender
    self.valueLabel.text = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%d", self.wheel.selectedIndex];

The dataSource can also provide a snapping angle, i.e. the angle at which the wheel should snap to. This can be set via the optional method - (CGFloat)snappingAngleForWheel:(SMWheelControl *)wheel


You can also implement the (hopefully self-explanatory) methods provided by SMWheelControlDelegate, i.e.:

- (void)wheelDidEndDecelerating:(SMWheelControl *)wheel;
- (void)wheel:(SMWheelControl *)wheel didRotateByAngle:(CGFloat)angle;
- (void)wheel:(SMWheelControl *)wheel didTapOnSliceAtIndex:(NSUInteger)index;


The library is based on the work of

  • Cesare Rocchi (@_funkyboy)

and currently developed by

  • Simone Civetta (@viteinfinite)
  • Martin Moizard (@MartinMoizard)