Iphone – give a UIToolBar a custom background in the iPhone app

iphoneuitoolbar

Is it possible to give a UIToolBar a custom background from an image rather than the usual tinted blue/black fade out?

I've tried giving the view a background and setting the opacity of the UIToolBar but that also affects the opacity of any UIBarButtons on it.

Best Solution

Answering my own question here!!! Overriding the drawRect function and creating an implementation of the UIToolbar does the trick :)

    @implementation UIToolbar (CustomImage)
- (void)drawRect:(CGRect)rect {
    UIImage *image = [UIImage imageNamed: @"nm010400.png"];
    [image drawInRect:CGRectMake(0, 0, self.frame.size.width, self.frame.size.height)];
}
@end