Leonty Deriglazov's blog

iOS development: Customizing UIPickerView & UIDatePicker

If you ever implemented an iOS app customizing standard control elements, you may know how hard it may be at times to get a standard control look like that masterpiece your designer drew out meticulously. We do a lot of custom-designed apps here at Inexika, and we'd love to share some code & tricks that you would hopefully take advantage of. We'll publish several case studies in a series of small blog posts, and this is the first one.

Here we will show how to customize a background texture, selection indicator (glass), and even the subtlest aspects of how selection wheels look in UIPickerView & UIDatePicker controls.