UICollectionView: Paging for Smaller Width Cells

In the application I'm working on, there's a 320pt wide horizontal-only scrolling UICollectionView with varied content width depending on the number of items. The UICollectionViewCell subclass or itemView being used here has a width of 250pt enough to let the next itemView peak just a little bit. And I need to show one itemView at a time by snapping to the closest one.

// NOTE: This delegate method requires you to disable UICollectionView's `pagingEnabled` property.
- (void)scrollViewWillEndDragging:(UIScrollView *)scrollView
              targetContentOffset:(inout CGPoint *)targetContentOffset {
  CGPoint point = *targetContentOffset;  

  UICollectionViewFlowLayout *layout = (UICollectionViewFlowLayout *)self.collectionView.collectionViewLayout;
  // This assumes that the values of `layout.sectionInset.left` and 
  // `layout.sectionInset.right` are the same with `layout.minimumInteritemSpacing`. 
  // Remember that we're trying to snap to one item at a time. So one 
  // visible item comprises of its width plus the left margin.
  CGFloat visibleWidth = layout.minimumInteritemSpacing + layout.itemSize.width;

  // It's either we go forwards or backwards. 
  int indexOfItemToSnap = round(point.x / visibleWidth);

  // The only exemption is the last item. 
  if (indexOfItemToSnap + 1 == [self.collectionView numberOfItemsInSection:0]) { // last item
    *targetContentOffset = CGPointMake(self.collectionView.contentSize.width -
                                       self.collectionView.bounds.size.width, 0);
  } else {
    *targetContentOffset = CGPointMake(indexOfItemToSnap * visibleWidth, 0);


Anonymous said...

Nice. I haven't fixed it yet but I think there's a minor issue on the last page. There's an unaccounted for state where dragging ends and doesn't target the end of the row. The view snaps neither to the first item nor does the last item hug the right.

shashi said...

Thanks a lot, works for me

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