TagMaterial Design

Implementing text input in Flutter apps

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In an app I’m working on I needed to allow the user to input some data before sending it off to a server. This is quite a common task for applications to implement, so in this post lets take a look at how we can do this in our Flutter apps. When it comes to textual input in Flutter apps there is one two widgets that you’re probably going to use — this is the TextField and the TextFormField. The...

Bottom sheets in Flutter

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Bottom sheets are views which we can display at the bottom of the screen to display content to the user — this may be to prompt further interaction or display some form of other content to the user. These are always anchored at the bottom of the screen and be easily hidden from view by the user. In Flutter we get two kinds of bottom sheet widgets out of the box, this is the Persistent Bottom...

Exploring the v28 Android Design Support Library Additions

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Version 28 of the Android support library was recently announced — within the current alpha version there is a collection of exciting new components that we now have access to. In this article, I want to take a look at the additions which have been made to the Support library in the form of Material view components. Material Button The Material Button is a widget that can be used to display a...

Exploring the Android Design Support Library: Bottom Navigation View

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It’s been a while since I wrote about the Android Design Support Library and I was super excited to wake up this morning to discover that the Bottom Navigation View has been added to version 25 of the Design Support Library! The Bottom Navigation View has been in the material design guidelines for some time, but it hasn’t been easy for us to implement it into our apps. Some applications have...