IOS - Drawing rounded corner square

I am trying to create a 200px square with rounded corners to use as an IOS toast style indication.

I have the following so far -

- (void)drawRect:(CGRect)rect {

    CGContextRef context = UIGraphicsGetCurrentContext();
    CGContextSetFillColorWithColor(context, [UIColor colorWithRed:0.0 green:0.0 blue:0.0 alpha:0.1].CGColor);
    CGContextMoveToPoint(context, 10, 0);
    CGContextAddLineToPoint(context, 95, 0);
    CGContextAddArcToPoint(context, 100, 0, 100, 5, 10);
    CGContextAddLineToPoint(context, 100, 95);
    CGContextAddArcToPoint(context, 100, 100, 95, 100, 10);
    CGContextAddLineToPoint(context, 5, 100);
    CGContextAddArcToPoint(context, 0, 100, 0, 95, 10);
    CGContextAddLineToPoint(context, 0, 5);
    CGContextAddArcToPoint(context, 0, 0, 5, 0, 10);

I got this far by following a tutorial - it draws a perfect 100px with rounded corners square - but I need a 150px square! I have changed every setting imaginable - with some bizzare results - but cant work out how the width height is defined!? Can anyone advise?


  • Update for Swift:

    The below answer was correct that the time it was written for simple use cases. Things have changed a lot since then so heres an updated answer for swift.

    You can create a UIView extension, to add methods to round all corners, or round specific corners. Adding @IBInspectable to the first property means it can be used in interface builder without requiring code

    The second function is more complicated and can't be used as an @IBInspectable directly. It will need to be called inside the viewDidLayoutSubviews of the parent to ensure the mask doesn't cut off content as AutoLayout grows / shrinks the content.

    extension UIView {
        @IBInspectable public var cornerRadius: CGFloat {
            set {
                layer.cornerRadius = newValue
            get {
                return layer.cornerRadius
        public func roundCorners(corners: UIRectCorner, radius: CGFloat) {
            let path = UIBezierPath(roundedRect: bounds, byRoundingCorners: corners, cornerRadii: CGSize(width: radius, height: radius))
            let mask = CAShapeLayer()
            mask.path = path.cgPath
            layer.mask = mask

    Once added to your project you can simply do:

    myView.cornerRadius = 4
    myView.roundCorners(corners: [.topLeft, .topRight], radius: 4)

    Very old Objective-c answer:

    If you import QuartzCore framework:

    #import <QuartzCore/QuartzCore.h>

    and add it to your project, you can use the below:

    UIView *temp = [[UIView alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, 320, 50)];
    temp.layer.cornerRadius = 5;