Drop-in SwiftUI-based container view for horizontal snapping.


Getting Started

Using SnapToScroll is straightforward. There’s just three steps.

  1. Import SnapToScroll
  2. Replace HStack with HStackSnap
  3. Add .snapAlignmentHelper to your view.

An example:

import SnapToScroll                               // Step 1

HStackSnap(alignment: .center(32)) {              // Step 2

    ForEach(myModels) { viewModel in

            selectedIndex: $selectedIndex,
            viewModel: viewModel
         .snapAlignmentHelper(id:   // Step 3

For more examples, see SnapToScrollDemo/ContentView.swift.


HStackSnap comes with two customizable properties:

  • alignment: The way you’d like your elements to be arranged.
    • leading(CGFloat): Aligns your child views to the leading edge of HStackSnap. This configuration supports elements of various sizes, so long as they don’t take up all available horizontal space (which would extend beyond the screen). Use the value to set the size of the left offset.
    • center(CGFloat): Automatically aligns your child view to the center of the screen, using the offset value you’ve provided. This is accomplished with inside of the .snapAlignmentHelper which sets the frame width based on the available space. Note that setting your own width elsewhere may produce unexpected layouts.
  • coordinateSpace: Option to set custom name for the coordinate space, in the case you’re using multiple HStackSnaps of various sizes. If you use this, set the same value in .snapAlignmentHelper.

.snapAlignmentHelper comes with two options as well:

  • id: Required. A unique ID for the element.
  • coordinateSpace: Same as above.


  • HStackSnap is currently designed to work with static content.

How it Works

At render, HStackSnap reads the frame data of each child element and calculates the scrollOffset each element should use. Then, on DragGesture.onEnded, the nearest snap location is calculated, and the scroll offset is set to this point.

Read through HStackSnap.swift and Views/HStackSnapCore.swift for more details.


Thanks to pixeltrue for the illustrations used in example 2.