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Playful and customizable bottom navigation bar for Flutter

Playful and customizable bottom navigation bar for Flutter

rolling_nav_bar

A bottom nav bar with layout inspired by this design and with heavily customizable animations, colors, and shapes.

Getting Started

To get started, place your RollingNavBar in the bottomNavigationCar slot of a
Scaffold, wrapped in a widget that provides max height. For example:

Scaffold(
  bottomNavigationBar: Container(
    height: 95,
    child: RollingNavBar(
      // nav items
    ),
  )
);

Alternatively, you can place it directly using a Stack:

Scaffold(
  body: Stack(
    children: <Widget>[
      Positioned(
        bottom: 0,
        height: 95,
        width: MediaQuery.of(context).size.width,
        child: RollingNavBar(
          // nav items
        ),
      )
    ]
  )
);

Customization

RollingNavBar is heavily customizable and works with 3, 4, or 5 navigation elements.
Each element is also fully customizable through the two primary ways to specify child
navigation elements.

The first option is to pass a list of IconData objects, along with optional lists
of Color objects.

RollingNavBar.iconData(
  iconData: <IconData>[
    Icons.home,
    Icons.people,
    Icons.settings,
  ],
  indicatorColors: <Color>[
    Colors.red,
    Colors.yellow,
    Colors.blue,
  ],
)

The second option is to pass a list of widgets, though less automatic active-state handling
is available in this method.

RollingNavBar.children(
  children: <Widget>[
    Text('1', style: TextStyle(color: Colors.grey)),
    Text('2', style: TextStyle(color: Colors.grey)),
    Text('3', style: TextStyle(color: Colors.grey)),
  ],
  indicatorColors: <Color>[
    Colors.red,
    Colors.yellow,
    Colors.blue,
  ],
)

Animation Types

RollingNavBar comes with four animation flavors for the active indicator's transition from
tab to tab.

The first animation type is the namesake: AnimationType.roll:

RollingNavBar.iconData(
  animationCurve: Curves.easeOut,  // `easeOut` (the default) is recommended here
  animationType: AnimationType.roll,
  baseAnimationSpeed: 200, // milliseconds
  iconData: <IconData>[
    ...
  ],
)
Roll Example

Note: For the roll animation type, your supplied animation speed is a multiplier considered against the distance the indicator must travel. This ensures a constant speed of travel no matter where the user clicks.


The second animation type is is a fade-and-reappear effect:

RollingNavBar.iconData(
  animationCurve: Curves.linear, // `linear` is recommended for `shrinkOutIn`
  animationType: AnimationType.shrinkOutIn,
  baseAnimationSpeed: 500, // slower animations look nicer for `shrinkOutIn`
  iconData: <IconData>[
    ...
  ],
)
Shrink-out-in Example

Note: For the shinkOutIn animation type, theyour supplied animation speed is constant, since the active indicator never travels the intermediate distance.


The third animation type is a spinning version of fade-and-reappear:

RollingNavBar.iconData(
  animationCurve: Curves.linear, // `linear` is recommended for `spinOutIn`
  animationType: AnimationType.spinOutIn,
  baseAnimationSpeed: 500, // slower animations look nicer for `spinOutIn`
  iconData: <IconData>[
    ...
  ],
)
Spin-out-in Example

Note: Like with shinkOutIn, for the spinOutIn animation type, your supplied animation speed is constant, since the active indicator never travels the intermediate distance.


The final animation flavor is a non-animation:

RollingNavBar.iconData(
  // `animationCurve` and `baseAnimationSpeed` are ignored
  animationType: AnimationType.snap,
  iconData: <IconData>[
    ...
  ],
)
Snap Example

In addition to the above options, animationCurve and baseAnimationSpeed parameters
are also exposed.

Hooking into the animation

In the demo, the background of the larger hexagon matches the background of
the nav bar hexagon. To achieve this and similar effects, two callbacks, onTap and onAnimate are available. onAnimate can be particularly helpful for syncing visual effects elsewhere in your app with nav bar progress.

Tab Item Text

If using the iconData constructor, you are also able to pass a list of widgets
to render as text below inactive icons.

RollingNavBar.iconData(
  // A list of length one implies the same color for all icons
  iconColors: <Color>[
    Colors.grey[800],
  ],
  iconData: <IconData>[
    Icons.home,
    Icons.friends,
    Icons.settings,
  ],
  iconText: <Widget>[
    Text('Home', style: TextStyle(color: Colors.grey, fontSize: 12)),
    Text('Friends', style: TextStyle(color: Colors.grey, fontSize: 12)),
    Text('Settings', style: TextStyle(color: Colors.grey, fontSize: 12)),
  ]
)
Icon Text Example

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