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A Flutter package that introduce the Dimension class. It mimics the css length unit and supports units like px, percentage, vw, vh, vmin ,and vmax.

dimension #

A Flutter package that introduce the Dimension/Length class. It mimics the css length system and currently supports four units including px, percentage, vw, vh, vmin, and vmax. The user would need to supply the constraint value and the screen size in order to get a px value from the Length class.

You can also add/subtract multiple Length, or use min, max, clamp functions on them. See the example app. The Dimension class also supports tweening.

Having a length class in Flutter can ease the process of creating responsive apps. Also, all the classes in this package can be serialized and deserialized.

Getting Started #

Create a Dimension instance:

var length=Length(10.0, unit: LengthUnit.percent);

Get the actual px value by calling:

double px=length.toPX(constraint: 100, screenSize: MediaQuery.of(context).size);

where the constraint you can get from the parent BoxConstraint and the screenSize you can get with MediaQuery.

You can also create a Length instance from numbers. For example:

length=10.toPXLength; //10 px
length=10.toPercentLength; // 10% of the parent constrant
length=10.toVWLength; //10% of the screen width
length=10.toVHLength; //10% of the screen height

You can also add or subtract Length:

length=100.toVWLength - 10.toPXLength + 20.toPercentLength;

or use min(), max() or clamp() on them:

length=Dimension.max(100.toPXLength, 10.toVWLength);
length=Dimension.clamp(10.toVWLength, 100.toPXLength, 20.toPercentLength);

and those operations can be nested and combined.

DimensionSizedBox #

You can manually call the toPX() function on a dimension and provide the constraint and the screen size and get a px value. Or you can use the DimensionSizedBox:

const DimensionSizedBox({
    Key? key,
    Widget? child,
  }) : super(key: key, child: child);

  final Dimension? width;
  final Dimension? height;

which is similar to SizedBox but accepts two Dimension instances.

Notice if for example this widget has a unbound parent maxWidth and the width parameter depends on the parent (has a percent unit), the parent maxWidth will be clamped to the width of the screen. This ensures that this Box is always bounded unless you use something like Length(double.infinite).

Serialization #

Any dimension instance can be serialized/deserializad.

String jsonStr=json.encode(length.toJson());

Then get back the dimension by calling:

Dimension newLength=parseDimension(jsonStr);

See the example app for a real world application of this package.

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A Flutter package that introduce the Dimension class. It mimics the css length unit and supports units like px, percentage, vw, vh, vmin ,and vmax.

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