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iOS – UIStepper Example…

UIStepper was introduced in iOS 5.0.It provides an option for the user to increment or decrement values.Now we are going to create a project with UIStepper which displays increment or decrement values.

  • open Xcode and Select Create a new Xcode project –>Single View Application.
  • Enter the product name as ‘UIStepperExample‘,this will remain as your project name.
  • Enter company identifier,organizaton name,bundle identifier.
  • Check option Use Automatic Reference Counting and uncheck option Use Storyboards.


  • Drag and drop the UIStepper and UILabel in the .xib file like,


  • ctrl + drag from UIStepper to interface section to create an outlet for UIStepper and name it as ‘stepperOutlet‘.


  • ctrl+drag from UILabel to interface section to create an outlet for UILabel and name it as ‘stepperLabel‘.


  • ctrl+drag from UIStepper to interface section to create an Action for UIStepper and name it as ‘stepperClicked‘.


  • Now add this code to¬†ViewController.m file¬†inside the ‘viewDidLoad‘ method.

self.stepperOutlet.minimumValue = 0;

self.stepperOutlet.maximumValue = 1000;

self.stepperOutlet.stepValue = 10;

self.stepperOutlet.autorepeat = YES;

self.stepperOutlet.continuous = YES;

self.stepperLabel.text = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"Value:%d",0];

What’s this,

Minimum Value:It is the minimum value the UIStepper will start from.Here we our minimum value is ‘0‘.

Maximum Value:It is the maximum value of the UIStepper can reach.Here our maximum value is ‘1000‘.

Step Value:It is the value by which UIStepper will increment or decrement each time when we press ‘+‘ or ‘‘ button.

Autorepeat:If ‘YES’ the UIStepper will continuously increment or decrement the value when the ‘+‘ or ‘‘ button is press and hold.

Continuous:If ‘YES’ the value change events are send immediately when the user clicks ‘+‘ or ‘‘ button.If ‘NO’ the value changing events are send when the user interaction ends.


  • Now add this code inside the method ‘stepperClicked‘,

int stepperIntValue = self.stepperOutlet.value;
self.stepperLabel.text = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"Value:%d",stepperIntValue];