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Sizes of iPhone UI Elements

Sizes of iPhone UI Elements
How to detect the current device size and kind Other dimensions common to all screen sizes: Points vs. Pixels Apple introduced retina displays starting with the iPhone 4. You don't have to modify your code to support high-res displays; the iOS coordinate system uses points rather than pixels, so the dimensions and position in points of all UI elements remains the same across all devices. iOS supports high resolution displays via the scale property on UIScreen, UIView, UIImage, and CALayer classes. To refer to an image in your code (or in Interface Builder), use the filename of the standard sized image. iOS will automatically detect and use the @2x version if the device supports it: imageView.image = [UIImage imageNamed:@"button.png"]; Adjusting Sizes Click here to see how to adjust View Frames and Bounds. Additional References Apple Documentation: Points vs.

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