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When implementing a custom TextField by wrapping a UITextField in UIViewRepresentable (just like we did in our custom SecureField that tracks focus change, you need to be careful as its size normally grows with its content.

This can lead to the field spilling outside the bounds of its parent, like this:

Too wide

Note that this is not an issue when using stock SwiftUI TextField.

Add this magic ingredient to prevent the content size from affecting the text field size:

struct MyTextField: UIViewRepresentable {
    func makeUIView(context: UIViewRepresentableContext<MyTextField>) -> UITextField {
            let tf = UITextField(frame: .zero)
            tf.setContentCompressionResistancePriority(.defaultLow, for: .horizontal) // THIS IS THE KEY

Your wrapped UITextField will clip its content to its provided size:

Fit width

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