Middle-out parameters

Each method for creating a constraint has a core set of parameters - e.g.:

    .size(100, 200) // width, height
    .left(to: otherView)
    .center(in: .safeArea)


All methods have a final optional priority parameter, which allows for setting the priority of a single constraint. Priorities by default are set to .required, but can be specified per constraint, like this:

        .center(in: containerView, priority: .high)
        .below(headerView, prioriyty: .high)
        .size(200, 150, priority: .low - 1)

If a number of constraints need to be created with the same priority, then tell the layout instance to default to the desired priority, like this:

    childView.layout(priority: .high)
        .center(in: containerView)
        .size(200, 150, priority: .low)

inset, offset

For many constraints, you can also specify an inset, or an offset:

    .left(to: otherView, offset: 20)
    .fill(.superview, inset: 20)

The inset parameter can either be a single constant, a pair of width, height constants, or all four edges:

    // left, top, right, bottom all inset by 20pt
    .fill(.superview, inset: 20)
    // left & right inset by 20pt, top & bottom inset by 10pt
    .fill(.superview, inset: Insets(20, 10))
    // each edge explicitly specified
    .fill(.superview, inset: Insets(left: 10, top: 5, right: 20, bottom: 0))

    // each edge explicitly specified with UIEdgeInsets
    fill(.superview, inset: UIEdgeInsets(top: 5, left: 10, bottom: 0, right: 20))


When constraining a single edge, the constraint (by default) is made with the same edge of the other view:

    // constrains leftAnchor of oneView to leftAnchor of anotherView
    oneView.layout.left(to: anotherView)

You can alternatively specify a different edge of the other view - so long as the edge is of the same axis:

    // constrains leftAnchor of oneView to rightAnchor of anotherView
    oneView.layout.left(to: anotherView, edge: .right)
    // constrains leftAnchor of oneView to centerXAnchor of anotherView
    oneView.layout.left(to: anotherView, edge: .center, offset: 10)


Most methods accept an initial relation parameter, which allows for <= and >= constraints:

        .width(.greaterOrEqual, to: anotherView)
        .width(.lessOrEqual, to: 500)
        .left(.greaterOrEqual, to: 20)

The relation optional parameter is always first. Methods that can have an unlabelled constant as their first parameter, will add a to: label to their constant parameter when preceeded by a relation:

    .width(.lessOrEqual, to: 100)

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