Flutter Expandable Text

A customisable flutter package that allows the expanding and collapsing of long text.


Getting Started

Add package to your pubspec.yaml file

    flutter_expandable_text: ^1.0.0

then import:

import 'package:flutter_expandable_text/expandable_text.dart';

Usage snippet

Trim based on number of character in text

    trimType: TrimType.characters,
    trim: 20, // trims if text exceeds 20 characters

Trim based on number of lines

    trimType: TrimType.lines,
    trim: 2, // trims if text exceeds more than 2 lines
    onLinkPressed: (expanded) {


Demo Image


Name Description Is It Required Default Value
text Input text that is displayed Yes -
readMoreText Clickable text to display that expands text. No read more
readLessText Clickable text to display that collapses text No read less
linkTextStyle TextStyle for both readMoreText and readLessText No TextStyle(color:Colors.blue)
style TextStyle for text No TextStyle(color:Colors.black)
trim For TrimType.lines this represents the maximum amount of lines allowable before the text is collapsed. For TrimType.characters this represents the number of characters allowable before the text is collapsed No 2
trimType Whether to trim text by lines or characters in text No TrimType.lines
onLinkPressed Callback function when a link is pressed. Returns a boolean true is expanded and false is collapsed No null


Feel free to contribute to this project.

If you find a bug or want a feature, but don’t know how to fix/implement it, please fill an issue.

If you fixed a bug or implemented a new feature, please send a pull request.


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