SwiftUI Button Style Examples

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SwiftUI makes it very easy for us to customize button appearance. In this article, I'm not going to teach you how to do that, but I will show you what SwiftUI already provided.

SwiftUI provides many built-in button styles which you can use. After you finish reading this article, you might not even need to develop a custom style.

In this article, I will show you all 5 button styles that you can use with SwiftUI Button in iOS.

Built-in Button styles in iOS.
Built-in Button styles in iOS.

Default Button Style

By default, if we don't specify any button style, SwiftUI will use .automatic button style.

The .automatic button style means we left the style choice in SwiftUI's hand. SwiftUI will choose the one that is appropriate for the context.

The .automatic button style resolves to the borderless button style in iOS, whereas macOS, tvOS, and watchOS use the bordered button style.

The same code would result in different styles based on the context.

Button("Button Title") {

}

Here is how it looks on iOS and macOS.

A default button style on iOS and macOS.
A default button style on iOS and macOS.

How to change SwiftUI Button style

You can control a button style by using buttonStyle(_:) modifier.

In this example, I set the button style to borderedProminent.

Button("Bordered Prominent Button") {

}.buttonStyle(.borderedProminent)

If you apply a button style to a container view, all the buttons in the container will use that style.

HStack {
Button("Sign In") {}
Button("Register") {}
}
.buttonStyle(.borderedProminent)
Apple a button style to a container view, all the buttons in that view will get that style.
Apple a button style to a container view, all the buttons in that view will get that style.

5 iOS ButtonStyles

SwiftUI got five button styles as follows.

  1. automatic
  2. borderless
  3. plain
  4. bordered
  5. borderedProminent

Automatic

If we don't specify any button style. SwiftUI will use the .automatic button style.

As we learn in the Default Button Style section, SwiftUI use .borderless style for iOS.

Here is an example of automatic button style, automatic or DefaultButtonStyle.

Button("Automatic Button") {

}
.buttonStyle(.automatic)
// Or
Button("Automatic Button") {

}
automatic
automatic

Borderless

This is the style that .automatic uses in iOS.

Example of borderless button style, borderless or BorderlessButtonStyle

Button("Borderless Button") {

}.buttonStyle(.borderless)
borderless
borderless

Plain

Example of plain button style, plain or PlainButtonStyle

Button("Plain Button") {

}.buttonStyle(.plain)
plain
plain

Bordered

Example of bordered button style, bordered or BorderedButtonStyle.

Button("Bordered Button") {

}.buttonStyle(.bordered)
bordered
bordered

Bordered Prominent

Example of bordered prominent button style, borderedProminent or BorderedProminentButtonStyle.

Button("Bordered Prominent Button") {

}.buttonStyle(.borderedProminent)
borderedProminent
borderedProminent

Summary

Here are the five button styles for your comparison.

All five iOS button styles.
All five iOS button styles.

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