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A simple display for BBCode in Flutter. Supports custom tags and styles.


  • Render BBCode into nicely readable text
  • Support for different styles
  • Support for custom tags


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Getting started

  1. Install the package using the instruction on the installation page.
  2. That's all! You are ready to start displaying BBCode in Flutter.


A fully working example can be found on Github.

After installing the package displaying BBCode is rather straighforward. When using this code note that you will be using the all default available BBCode parsers.

Widget parsedBBCode = BBCodeText(data: _yourString);

Custom Stylesheet

An additional BBStylesheet can be provided using the stylesheet to overwrite the default style and tags used. Simply create an instance of BBStylesheet and add the tags you desire. It's also possible to get the default style and add, replace or remove certain tags.

var changedStyle = BBStyleSheet(tags: [
    HeaderTag(1, 64)

var extenedStyle = defaultBBStylesheet()
    .replaceTag(HeaderTag(1, 16));

Widget parsedBBCode = BBCodeText(data: _yourString, stylesheet: extendedStyle);

Creating your own tags

You can create your own tags by extending the AbstractTag, StyleTag, WrappedStyleTag or AdvancedTag classes. The StyleTag should be sufficient for most style changes. The WrappedStyleTag can be used to wrap a style around the tag. An example of a tag that implements this is the [quote] tag.

Additional information

Currently support tags by default

  • B - Bold text
  • I - Italic text
  • U - Underlined text
  • S - Strikethrough text
  • COLOR=#HEX - Coloured text based on HEX
  • H1 - Header text, supported up till H6
  • URL= - Supported with or without text. Can also be used to surround an URL to make it clickable. Default action is a log message. Example using url_launcher can be found in the example.
  • IMG=src - Display an image from the internet.
  • QUOTE=Marten - Used to wrap text in a quote block.
  • SPOILER=Name - Used to create a clickable spoiler tag.
  • LIST / LIST=1 / UL / OL - Used to create (ordered) lists. Note that items need to be of the form \*item/\*
  • LEFT, CENTER, RIGHT - Align the text

Contribute to the project

Feel free to create issues and pull-requests on Github. I will take a look at them as soon as possible.

Leaving a star is also highly appreciated :)