Expand Widget

This Dart package offers developers a streamlined library of Flutter widgets, useful for expanding widgets and text views, when users interact with them.

There are two main 'expand' widgets:

  • Expand Child: Useful to show more widgets related to the content already visible by the user.
  • Expand Text: Useful when texts can be quite big for a certain screen. It adds the ability to show the full content when the user wants to.


  • The ExpandArrowStyle parameter allows you to select various render options, related to the expand arrow itself.

  • Hide the arrow widget when the view is being expanded, using the hideArrowOnExpanded parameter.

  • Custimze the arrow widget itself: color, size, padding, icon...

  • You can also provide your own widget for the expand indicator, using the indicatorBuilder for both expaning widgets.

  • Use custom expanding hint strings! By default, it will use the ones provided by MaterialLocalizations.

  • Expand text view with swipe-down gestures, using the expandOnGesture, which by default is set to false.

  • You can also customize expand animation duration and curve easilly.


Here is an example of a simple use of this package, featuring the ExpandChild & ExpandText widgets.

If you want to take a deeper look at the example, take a look at the example folder provided with the project.

  • ExpandChild
  child: Column(
    children: <Widget>[
        child: Text('Button1'),
        onPressed: () => print('Pressed button1'),
        child: Text('Button2'),
        onPressed: () => print('Pressed button2'),
        child: Text('Button3'),
        onPressed: () => print('Pressed button3'),
  • ExpandText
  'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.',
  textAlign: TextAlign.justify,

Getting Started

This project is a starting point for a Dart package, a library module containing code that can be shared easily across multiple Flutter or Dart projects.

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  • Jesús Rodríguez