Persistent Bottom Navigation Bar

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A persistent/static bottom navigation bar for Flutter.

NOTE: Those migrating from pre 2.0.0 version should check the latest Readme and instructions as there are many breaking changes introduced in the 2.0.0 update

Persistent Behavior

Styles

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Note: These do not include all style variations

Features

  • Highly customizable persistent bottom navigation bar.
  • Ability to push new screens with or without bottom navigation bar.
  • 20 styles for the bottom navigation bar.
  • Includes functions for pushing screen with or without the bottom navigation bar i.e. pushNewScreen() and pushNewScreenWithRouteSettings().
  • Based on flutter's Cupertino(iOS) bottom navigation bar.
  • Can be translucent for a particular tab.
  • Custom styling for the navigation bar. Click here for more information.
  • Handles hardware/software Android back button.

Getting Started

In your flutter project add the dependency:

dependencies:
  persistent_bottom_nav_bar: any

Import the package:

import 'package:persistent_bottom_nav_bar/persistent-tab-view.dart';

Persistent bottom navigation bar uses PersistentTabController as its controller. Here is how to declare it:

PersistentTabController _controller;

_controller = PersistentTabController(initialIndex: 0);

The main widget then to be declared is PersistentTabView. NOTE: This widget includes SCAFFOLD (based on CupertinoTabScaffold), so no need to declare it. Following is an example for demonstration purposes:


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

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return PersistentTabView(
      controller: _controller,
      screens: _buildScreens(),
      items: _navBarsItems(),
      confineInSafeArea: true,
      backgroundColor: Colors.white,
      handleAndroidBackButtonPress: true,
      resizeToAvoidBottomInset: true, // This needs to be true if you want to move up the screen when keyboard appears.
      stateManagement: true,
      hideNavigationBarWhenKeyboardShows: true, // Recommended to set 'resizeToAvoidBottomInset' as true while using this argument.
      decoration: NavBarDecoration(
        borderRadius: BorderRadius.circular(10.0),
        colorBehindNavBar: Colors.white,
      ),
      popAllScreensOnTapOfSelectedTab: true,
      itemAnimationProperties: ItemAnimationProperties( // Navigation Bar's items animation properties.
        duration: Duration(milliseconds: 200),
        curve: Curves.ease,
      ),
      screenTransitionAnimation: ScreenTransitionAnimation( // Screen transition animation on change of selected tab.
        animateTabTransition: true,
        curve: Curves.ease,
        duration: Duration(milliseconds: 200),
      ),
      navBarStyle: NavBarStyle.style1, // Choose the nav bar style with this property.
    );
  }
}


    List<Widget> _buildScreens() {
        return [
        MainScreen(),
        SettingsScreen()
        ];
    }


    List<PersistentBottomNavBarItem> _navBarsItems() {
        return [
            PersistentBottomNavBarItem(
                icon: Icon(CupertinoIcons.home),
                title: ("Home"),
                activeColor: CupertinoColors.activeBlue,
                inactiveColor: CupertinoColors.systemGrey,
            ),
            PersistentBottomNavBarItem(
                icon: Icon(CupertinoIcons.settings),
                title: ("Settings"),
                activeColor: CupertinoColors.activeBlue,
                inactiveColor: CupertinoColors.systemGrey,
            ),
        ];
    }

To push a new screen, use the following functions to control the visibility of bottom navigation bar on a particular screen. You can use your own logic to implement platform-specific behavior. One of the solutions could be to use the property withNavBar and toggle it according to the Platform.

In platform-specific behavior, while pushing a new screen, on Android it will push the screen WITHOUT the bottom navigation bar but on iOS it will persist the bottom navigation bar. This is the default behavior specified by each platform.


    pushNewScreen(
        context,
        screen: MainScreen(),
        withNavBar: true, // OPTIONAL VALUE. True by default.
        pageTransitionAnimation: PageTransitionAnimation.cupertino,
    );


    pushNewScreenWithRouteSettings(
        context,
        settings: RouteSettings(name: MainScreen.routeName),
        screen: MainScreen(),
        withNavBar: true,
        pageTransitionAnimation: PageTransitionAnimation.cupertino,
    );

If you are pushing a new modal screen, use the following function:


    pushDynamicScreen(
        context,
        screen: HomeModalScreen(),
        withNavBar: true,
    );

Some Useful Tips

  • Pop to any screen in the navigation graph for a given tab:

          Navigator.of(context).popUntil((route) {
              return route.settings.name == "ScreenToPopBackTo";
          });
    
  • Pop back to first screen in the navigation graph for a given tab:

          Navigator.of(context).popUntil(ModalRoute.withName("/"));
    
          Navigator.of(context).pushAndRemoveUntil(
          CupertinoPageRoute(
          builder: (BuildContext context) {
              return FirstScreen();
          },
          ),
          (_) => false,
      );
    
  • To push bottom sheet on top of the Navigation Bar, use showModalBottomScreen and set it's property useRootNavigator to true. See example project for an illustration.

Custom Navigation Bar Styling

If you want to have your own style for the navigation bar, follow these steps:

  1. Declare your custom widget. Please keep in mind that you will have to handle the function onSelectedItem and the integer selectedIndex yourself to maintain full functionality. Also please note that you can define your own model for the navigation bar item instead of the provided PersistentBottomNavBarItem. See this example below for better understanding:

    
         class CustomNavBarWidget extends StatelessWidget {
             final int selectedIndex;
             final List<PersistentBottomNavBarItem> items; // NOTE: You CAN declare your own model here instead of `PersistentBottomNavBarItem`.
             final ValueChanged<int> onItemSelected;
    
             CustomNavBarWidget(
                 {Key key,
                 this.selectedIndex,
                 @required this.items,
                 this.onItemSelected,});
    
             Widget _buildItem(
                 PersistentBottomNavBarItem item, bool isSelected) {
                 return Container(
                 alignment: Alignment.center,
                 height: 60.0,
                 child: Column(
                     mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.center,
                     crossAxisAlignment: CrossAxisAlignment.center,
                     mainAxisSize: MainAxisSize.min,
                     children: <Widget>[
                     Flexible(
                         child: IconTheme(
                         data: IconThemeData(
                             size: 26.0,
                             color: isSelected
                                 ? (item.activeContentColor == null
                                     ? item.activeColor
                                     : item.activeContentColor)
                                 : item.inactiveColor == null
                                     ? item.activeColor
                                     : item.inactiveColor),
                         child: item.icon,
                         ),
                     ),
                     Padding(
                         padding: const EdgeInsets.only(top: 5.0),
                         child: Material(
                         type: MaterialType.transparency,
                         child: FittedBox(
                             child: Text(
                             item.title,
                             style: TextStyle(
                                 color: isSelected
                                     ? (item.activeContentColor == null
                                         ? item.activeColor
                                         : item.activeContentColor)
                                     : item.inactiveColor,
                                 fontWeight: FontWeight.w400,
                                 fontSize: item.titleFontSize),
                         )),
                         ),
                     )
                     ],
                 ),
                 );
             }
    
             @override
             Widget build(BuildContext context) {
                 return Container(
                 color: Colors.white,
                 child: Container(
                     width: double.infinity,
                     height: 60.0,
                     child: Row(
                     mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.spaceAround,
                     children: items.map((item) {
                         var index = items.indexOf(item);
                         return Flexible(
                         child: GestureDetector(
                             onTap: () {
                             this.onItemSelected(index);
                             },
                             child: _buildItem(
                                 item, selectedIndex == index),
                         ),
                         );
                     }).toList(),
                     ),
                 ),
                 );
             }
         }
    
    
  2. In the main PersistentTabView widget, set the navBarStyle property as NavBarStyle.custom and pass on the custom widget you just created in the customWidget property like this:

    
     class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
         const MyApp({Key key}) : super(key: key);
    
         @override
         Widget build(BuildContext context) {
             return PersistentTabView(
             controller: _controller,
             itemCount: items.length, // This is required in case of custom style! Pass the number of items for the nav bar.
             screens: _buildScreens(),
             confineInSafeArea: true,
             handleAndroidBackButtonPress: true,
             onItemSelected: (int) {
                 setState(() {}); // This is required to update the nav bar if Android back button is pressed
             },
             customWidget: CustomNavBarWidget( // Your custom widget goes here
                 items: _navBarsItems(),
                 selectedIndex: _controller.index,
                 onItemSelected: onItemSelected: (index) {
                     setState(() {
                         _controller.index = index; // NOTE: THIS IS CRITICAL!! Don't miss it!
                     });
                 },
             ),
             navBarStyle: NavBarStyle.custom, // Choose the nav bar style with this property
             );
         }
     }
    
    

    NOTE: In the 'onSelected' function of the customWidget, don't forgot to change the index of the controller

  3. Done! As we can see, some of the other properties like iconSize, items are not required here so you can skip those properties. To control the bottom padding of the screen, use bottomScreenPadding. If you give too much bottomScreenPadding but less height in the custom widget or vice versa, layout issues might appear.

For better understanding, refer to the example project in the official git repo.

Libraries

persistent_bottom_nav_bar