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how to limit UITextField number of characters

When you wan t to limit the number of characters that a user can input to a uitextfield, you can use this uitextfielddelegate method:

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController, UITextFieldDelegate { // make sure you inherit uitextfielddelegate

    @IBOutlet weak var textField: UITextField! // your textfield
    let limit = 10

    override func viewDidLoad() {
        textField.delegate = self // set myself as the delegate

// this method "listens" to changes in the textfield, and you can return true or false as appropriate
    func textField(textField: UITextField, shouldChangeCharactersInRange range: NSRange, replacementString string: String) -> Bool {
        guard let text = textField.text else { return true }
        let newLength = text.characters.count + string.characters.count - range.length
        return newLength <= limit