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


NameDescriptionIs It RequiredDefault Value
textInput text that is displayedYes-
readMoreTextClickable text to display that expands text.Noread more
readLessTextClickable text to display that collapses textNoread less
linkTextStyleTextStyle for both readMoreText and readLessTextNoTextStyle(color:Colors.blue)
styleTextStyle for textNoTextStyle(color:Colors.black)
trimFor 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 collapsedNo2
trimTypeWhether to trim text by lines or characters in textNoTrimType.lines
onLinkPressedCallback function when a link is pressed. Returns a boolean true is expanded and false is collapsedNonull


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.