Thank you for your interest in afswipetohide, a library that allows users to easily implement swipe gestures to hide content in their iOS applications. In this guide, we will provide detailed information on how to use this library effectively.


To get started with afswipetohide, you will need to install it using Cocoapods. Open your terminal and navigate to your project’s directory. Execute the following command:

pod 'afswipetohide'

After running the above command, open your project using its “.xcworkspace” file. You are now ready to begin integrating the swipe to hide functionality into your app.


Using afswipetohide is straightforward. Follow these steps to implement the swipe gesture:

1. Import the Library

In the file where you want to use the swipe gesture, import afswipetohide by adding the following line at the top:

import afswipetohide

2. Create a Swipe Gesture Recognizer

Add the following code to create the swipe gesture recognizer:

let swipeGesture = UISwipeGestureRecognizer(target: self, action: #selector(handleSwipeGesture(_:))) swipeGesture.direction = .left // Modify the direction property if you want to hide the content with a right swipe instead yourView.addGestureRecognizer(swipeGesture)

3. Handle the Swipe Gesture

In your view controller, add the following function to handle the swipe gesture:

@objc func handleSwipeGesture(_ sender: UISwipeGestureRecognizer) { // Implement the code to hide the content here }

Within the handleSwipeGesture function, write the necessary code to hide the content you want to swipe away.

Additional Options

afswipetohide provides additional options to enhance the swipe to hide functionality. You can customize these options to fit your specific application requirements.

Hide Animation

By default, the content hides instantly when the swipe gesture is performed. If you want to add an animation effect, use the following code within the handleSwipeGesture function:

UIView.animate(withDuration: 0.3) { // Implement the animation code here }

Replace “// Implement the animation code here” with your desired animation logic.

Multiple Swipe Directions

If you want to enable swiping in both left and right directions, modify the swipeGesture.direction property as follows:

swipeGesture.direction = [.left, .right]

You can include other available swipe directions in the above array according to your requirements.