A flutter package which lets you use styled @mentions and #hashtags with twitter-like suggestions in your TextField.

This was very much inspired by flutter_parsed_text and flutter_mentions, so credit to them!

Table of contents


1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  flutter_parsed_text_field: ^0.1.0

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

$ pub get

with Flutter:

$ flutter pub get

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:flutter_parsed_text_field/flutter_parsed_text_field.dart';


FlutterParsedTextField is a Stateful Widget that extends TextField.

    controller: controller.flutterParsedTextEditingController,
    suggestionMatches: suggestionMatches,
    disableSuggestionOverlay: disableSuggestionOverlay,
    suggestionLimit: suggestionLimit,
    suggestionPosition: suggestionPosition,
    matchers: [],

Configurable properties:

  • controller – extension of TextEditingController which styles your parsed text field
  • disableSuggestionOverlaytrue if you don't want the built-in suggestion list to appear; false otherwise.
  • suggestionLimit – number of suggestions to return
  • suggestionPosition – should the suggestion list appear above or below the text field
  • matchers - a list of Matcher which defines the triggers and suggestions


  • suggestionMatches – returns a list of the suggestions that are matched


    trigger: "#",
    suggestions: ['BattleOfNewYork', 'InfinityGauntlet'],
    idProp: (hashtag) => hashtag,
    displayProp: (hashtag) => hashtag,
    style: const TextStyle(color: Colors.blue),
    stringify: (trigger, hashtag) => hashtag,
    alwaysHighlight: true,
    parse: (hashtagString) => hashtagString.substring(1),

Configurable properties:

  • trigger - single character to trigger suggestions
  • suggestions - list of suggestions
  • idProp - get the id of the suggestion
  • displayProp - get the display of the suggestion
  • style - TextStyle for matches
  • stringify - convert the suggestion into a parsable string
  • alwaysHighlight - always apply style even if there isn't a matching suggestion
  • parse - convert the parsable string into a suggestion

Custom Suggestion List

If you dont want the built-in popup to appear, and instead display the suggestions elsewhere, you can! Check /example/lib/custom-suggestion-list.dart


Pull requests are welcome. Please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.