iOS: Multiple Lines of Text in a UITableViewCell

Have you ever wanted to display multiple lines of text in your Table Cell? It's easy to do in your UITableViewController.

First, let's define the type of font we're going to use. We'll need this in 2 places:

*)fontForCell { return [UIFont boldSystemFontOfSize:18.0]; } [/c] 

Next, calculate the height of the cell by using the height of a Label:

- (CGFloat)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView heightForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
    NSString *cellText = /* get your text */;
    UIFont *cellFont = [self fontForCell];
    CGSize constraintSize = CGSizeMake(280.0f, MAXFLOAT);
    CGSize labelSize = [cellText sizeWithFont:cellFont constrainedToSize:constraintSize lineBreakMode:UILineBreakModeWordWrap];

    return labelSize.height + 20;

Finally, we'll set some attributes on the cell itself to change the height and tell the text to wrap:

- (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
    static NSString *CellIdentifier = @"MyIdentifier";
    UITableViewCell *cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:CellIdentifier];

    if (!cell) {
        cell = [[UITableViewCell alloc] initWithStyle:UITableViewCellStyleDefault reuseIdentifier:CellIdentifier];
        cell.textLabel.lineBreakMode = UILineBreakModeWordWrap;
        cell.textLabel.numberOfLines = 0;
        cell.textLabel.font = [self fontForCell];
    [cell.textLabel setText:/* get your text */;];
    cell.accessoryType = UITableViewCellAccessoryDisclosureIndicator;
    return cell;