flutter_persistent_keyboard_height

Flutter package to get keyboard height. The height is persisted during app sessions and keyboard states (you can use the height when keyboard is closed).

Usage

Registering the provider

First thing you need to do is wrap a widget from children of which you want to get the keyboard height with PersistentKeyboardHeightProvider. Wrap your app widget (perhaps MaterialApp) if you want to get keyboard height from all widgets.

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return const PersistentKeyboardHeightProvider(
      child: MaterialApp(
        title: 'Flutter Persistent Keyboard Height Example',
        home: PersistentKeyboardHeightExample(),
      ),
    );
  }
}

Getting the keyboard height

In order to get keyboard height use the PersistentKeyboardHeight inherited widget:

Widget build(BuildContext context) {
  final keyboardHeight = PersistentKeyboardHeight.of(context).keyboardHeight;

  return Scaffold(
    body: Column(
      mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.center,
      children: [
        const Padding(
          padding: EdgeInsets.all(16.0),
          child: TextField(
            decoration: InputDecoration(
              labelText: 'Flutter Persistent Keyboard Size Example',
            ),
          ),
        ),
        const SizedBox(height: 8),
        Text('Keyboard height: $keyboardHeight'),
      ],
    ),
  );
}

Using a custom storage provider

By default, the package uses shared_preferences to preserve the keyboard height but if you want to use a custom solution for preserving the height you can do that by implementing the IPersistentKeyboardHeightStorageProvider interface and passing an instance of the class to PersistentKeyboardHeightProvider:

class CustomPersistentKeyboardHeightStorageProvider
    implements IPersistentKeyboardHeightStorageProvider {
  const CustomPersistentKeyboardHeightStorageProvider();

  @override
  Future<double> getHeight() {
    // read the height from storage
  }

  @override
  Future<void> setHeight(double height) {
    // save the height to storage
  }
}

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return const PersistentKeyboardHeightProvider(
      storageProvider: CustomPersistentKeyboardHeightStorageProvider(),
      child: MaterialApp(
        title: 'Flutter Persistent Keyboard Height Example',
        home: PersistentKeyboardHeightExample(),
      ),
    );
  }
}

Check out the example directory for a complete example app.

The development process

The first version of this package was developed in two livestreams. Unfortunately, my voice disappeared at the middle of the first livestream but the second livestream is okay. In case you want to check them out, here are the links: Part 1, Part 2.

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Libraries

flutter_persistent_keyboard_height