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Comprehensive, feature-rich and intuitive UI/UX widget solution for many data table use cases that is easy to integrate into any Flutter app.

material_table_view #

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Comprehensive, feature-rich and intuitive UI/UX widget solution for many data table use cases that is easy to integrate into any Flutter app.

The source code for this demo is included in the package example and is available here.

Project goals #

  1. To provide intuitive, visually consistent and customizable UI/UX with opinionated defaults.
  2. To make the solution adaptable to any screen size, any input method and any platform.
  3. To keep public API as stable as possible.
  4. To keep as many features optional as possible.
  5. To leave state management completely up to the developer: although some state management solutions might work better than others, the project should never dictate the choice.
  6. To avoid dependencies as much as possible.
  7. To keep performance in mind as much as possible

Features #

  • Customizability and reactivity: all headers, footers, rows and cells are widgets, which makes it easier to handle state changes as well as to infinitely customize the content.
  • Both horizontal and vertical scrolling allowing to display large amount of data to the user.
  • Lazily built fixed-height rows allowing for billions of rows to be in one table. Practice commonly known as virtualization.
  • Fixed-width columns that can be frozen (fixed) at the edge of a screen instead of getting scrolled off-screen. This helps the user not to lose a row-identifying information while scrolling horizontally. Columns will automatically be unfrozen in case of insufficient horizontal space based on a developer-defined freeze priorities enabling a responsive design when the table will adjust to any screen size be it mobile or desktop.
  • sticky column property, which causes frozen columns to scroll off of the edge but come back upon scrolling in the other direction to conserve the horizontal space when it's limited.
  • Support for a custom individual row widget wrapper allowing the developer to wrap each individual row in on InkWell while containing all cell widgets inside enabling for many material interactions within that row.
  • Support for placeholder rows.
  • Support for custom optionally animated shading of the placeholder rows allowing the shader to depend on a vertical scrolling offset and to start or stop animating whenever any or none of the placeholders are visible.
  • Included shimmer shader that allows for animated linear gradient to be applied to placeholder rows.
  • Scroll behaviour defined by an application theme used including scroll physics, overscroll effects, etc. It means that the platform-default scrolling behaviour will be used by default unless overridden.
  • Customizable vertical and horizontal scrollbar.
  • Customizable animated wiggly dividers separating frozen and scrolled columns.
  • Horizontally scrollable header and footer support.
  • SliverTableView - sliver variant of a table view which can be used in a CustomScrollView alongside other slivers (including other instances of the SliverTableView) to be scrolled vertically by a single view. It features sticky header and footer, and the same capabilities as a regular TableView.
  • TableColumnControlHandlesPopupRoute - a route that displays a custom popup as well as column control handles over a TableView or a SliverTableView that allow user to resize and reorder the columns.
  • Full RTL layout support.

Usage #

TableView.builder(
  columns: [
    const TableColumn(
      width: 56.0,
      freezePriority: 100,
    ),
    for (var i = 1; i < 100; i++)
      const TableColumn(width: 64),
  ],
  rowCount: 1048576,
  rowHeight: 56.0,
  rowBuilder: (context, row, contentBuilder) {
    if (noDataYetFor(row)) {
      return null; // to use a placeholder
    }

    return InkWell(
      onTap: () => print('Row $row clicked'),
      child: contentBuilder(
        context,
        (context, column) => Text('$column'), // build a cell widget
      ),
    );
  },
  // specify other parameters for other features
),

Limitations #

Row wrapping widgets restriction #

Not every widget can be used to wrap row widget built in a rowBuilder and placeholderBuilder functions. Any widget that may need to utilize compositing will either cause an exception or will not work as expected. This includes widgets like RepaintBoundary, Opacity, ShaderMask, clipping widgets and more. Material widget may only be used with a specified type of MaterialType.transparency, which is the only type not requiring compositing. For some of these, special alternatives are provided by the package that will work for that purpose (and that purpose only):

  • TableRowOpacity - an alternative for Opacity widget;
  • TableRowFadeTransition - an alternative for FadeTransition widget;
  • tableRowDefaultAnimatedSwitcherTransitionBuilder function - an alternative for the AnimatedSwitcher.defaultTransitionBuilder function which can be used as a transitionBuilder for the AnimatedSwitcher in that context as a default one will not work.

If any alternative you need is not available, feel free to use the issue tracker.

Drawing on top of cells in the row widget might not work as expected.

These limitations do not apply to cell widgets built by a cellBuilder closure.

These limitations are caused by the custom compositing involved in a table widget painting used for optimization purposes.

Known issues #

  • After the first column gets frozen on the right side, all columns after it suddenly disappear when they should either stay or get animated away. This issue appears only when a large enough right scroll padding specified so users are not expected to come across it.
  • Vertical scrollbar is affected by horizontal stretching when using a stretching overscroll effect for the horizontal scroll that is default on Android causing the scrollbar to stretch off the screen on overscroll.
  • Enabling/disabling either horizontal or vertical scrollbar for currently active tables will lead to a state loss and to possible runtime errors.

Getting help #

If you encounter any problems or have any feature requests, feel free to use GitHub the issue tracker to search for an existing issue or to open a new one.

Contribution #

If you have something to contribute to the package feel free to send out a pull request on the GitHub.

License #

All the source code is open and distributed under the MIT license.

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Comprehensive, feature-rich and intuitive UI/UX widget solution for many data table use cases that is easy to integrate into any Flutter app.

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Topics

#table #list #widget #sliver #scroll

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License

MIT (LICENSE)

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