searchable_dropdown 1.1.3
searchable_dropdown: ^1.1.3

Flutter Android iOS

Widget to let the user search through a keyword string typed on a customizable keyboard in a single or multiple choices list presented as a dropdown in a dialog box or a menu.

searchable_dropdown #

Widget to let the user search through a keyword string typed on a customizable keyboard in a single or multiple choices list presented as a dropdown in a dialog box or a menu.

Platforms #

This widget has been successfully tested on iOS, Android and Chrome.

Examples #

The following examples are extracted from the example project available in the repository.

See code below.

Example nameDemonstration
Single dialogSingle dialog
Multi dialogMulti dialog
Single done button
dialog
Single done button dialog
Multi custom display
dialog
Multi custom display dialog
Multi select 3 dialogMulti select 3 dialog
Single menuSingle menu
Multi menuMulti menu
Multi menu select
all/none
Multi menu select all or none
Multi dialog select
all/none without clear
Multi dialog select all or none without clear
Single dialog custom
keyboard
Single dialog custom keyboard
Single dialog objectSingle dialog object
Single dialog overflowSingle dialog overflow
Single dialog readOnlySingle dialog readOnly
Single dialog disabledSingle dialog disabled

Code #

Plugin usage

Add to your pubspec.yaml in the dependencies section:

  searchable_dropdown:

Get packages with command:

flutter packages get

Import:

import 'package:searchable_dropdown/searchable_dropdown.dart';

Call either the single choice or the multiple choice constructor.

Single choice constructor

Search choices Widget with a single choice that opens a dialog or a menu to let the user do the selection conveniently with a search.

factory SearchableDropdown.single({
    Key key,
    @required List<DropdownMenuItem<T>> items,
    @required Function onChanged,
    T value,
    TextStyle style,
    dynamic searchHint,
    dynamic hint,
    dynamic disabledHint,
    dynamic icon = const Icon(Icons.arrow_drop_down),
    dynamic underline,
    dynamic doneButton,
    dynamic label,
    dynamic closeButton = "Close",
    bool displayClearIcon = true,
    Icon clearIcon = const Icon(Icons.clear),
    Color iconEnabledColor,
    Color iconDisabledColor,
    double iconSize = 24.0,
    bool isExpanded = false,
    bool isCaseSensitiveSearch = false,
    Function searchFn,
    Function onClear,
    Function selectedValueWidgetFn,
    TextInputType keyboardType = TextInputType.text,
    Function validator,
    bool assertUniqueValue = true,
    Function displayItem,
    bool dialogBox = true,
    BoxConstraints menuConstraints,
    bool readOnly: false,
    Color menuBackgroundColor,
}
)
  • items with child: Widget displayed ; value: any object with .toString() used to match search keyword.
  • onChanged Function with parameter: value not returning executed after the selection is done.
  • value value to be preselected.
  • style used for the hint if it is given is String.
  • searchHint String|Widget|Function with no parameter returning String|Widget displayed at the top of the search dialog box.
  • hint String|Widget|Function with no parameter returning String|Widget displayed before any value is selected or after the selection is cleared.
  • disabledHint String|Widget|Function with no parameter returning String|Widget displayed instead of hint when the widget is displayed.
  • icon String|Widget|Function with parameter: value returning String|Widget displayed next to the selected item or the hint if none.
  • underline String|Widget|Function with parameter: value returning String|Widget displayed below the selected item or the hint if none.
  • doneButton String|Widget|Function with parameter: value returning String|Widget displayed at the top of the search dialog box.
  • label String|Widget|Function with parameter: value returning String|Widget displayed above the selected item or the hint if none.
  • closeButton String|Widget|Function with parameter: value returning String|Widget displayed at the bottom of the search dialog box.
  • displayClearIcon whether or not to display an icon to clear the selected value.
  • clearIcon Icon to be used for clearing the selected value.
  • iconEnabledColor Color to be used for enabled icons.
  • iconDisabledColor Color to be used for disabled icons.
  • iconSize for the icons next to the selected value (icon and clearIcon).
  • isExpanded can be necessary to avoid pixel overflows (zebra symptom).
  • isCaseSensitiveSearch only used when searchFn is not specified.
  • searchFn Function with parameters: keyword, items returning List
  • onClear Function with no parameter not returning executed when the clear icon is tapped.
  • selectedValueWidgetFn Function with parameter: item returning Widget to be used to display the selected value.
  • keyboardType used for the search.
  • validator Function with parameter: value returning String displayed below selected value when not valid and null when valid.
  • assertUniqueValue whether to run a consistency check of the list of items.
  • displayItem Function with parameters: item, selected returning Widget to be displayed in the search list.
  • dialogBox whether the search should be displayed as a dialog box or as a menu below the selected value if any.
  • menuConstraints BoxConstraints used to define the zone where to display the search menu. Example: BoxConstraints.tight(Size.fromHeight(250)) . Not to be used for dialogBox = true.
  • readOnly bool whether to let the user choose the value to select or just present the selected value if any.
  • menuBackgroundColor Color background color of the menu whether in dialog box or menu mode.

Multiple choice constructor

Search choices Widget with a multiple choice that opens a dialog or a menu to let the user do the selection conveniently with a search.

SearchableDropdown<T>.multiple(
{
    Key key,
    @required List<DropdownMenuItem<T>> items,
    @required Function onChanged,
    List<int> selectedItems: const [],
    TextStyle style,
    dynamic searchHint,
    dynamic hint,
    dynamic disabledHint,
    dynamic icon: const Icon(Icons.arrow_drop_down),
    dynamic underline,
    dynamic doneButton: "Done",
    dynamic label,
    dynamic closeButton: "Close",
    bool displayClearIcon: true,
    Icon clearIcon: const Icon(Icons.clear),
    Color iconEnabledColor,
    Color iconDisabledColor,
    double iconSize: 24.0,
    bool isExpanded: false,
    bool isCaseSensitiveSearch: false,
    Function searchFn,
    Function onClear,
    Function selectedValueWidgetFn,
    TextInputType keyboardType: TextInputType.text,
    Function validator,
    Function displayItem,
    bool dialogBox: true,
    BoxConstraints menuConstraints,
    bool readOnly: false,
    Color menuBackgroundColor,
}
)
  • items with child: Widget displayed ; value: any object with .toString() used to match search keyword.
  • onChanged Function with parameter: selectedItems not returning executed after the selection is done.
  • selectedItems indexes of items to be preselected.
  • style used for the hint if it is given is String.
  • searchHint String|Widget|Function with no parameter returning String|Widget displayed at the top of the search dialog box.
  • hint String|Widget|Function with no parameter returning String|Widget displayed before any value is selected or after the selection is cleared.
  • disabledHint String|Widget|Function with no parameter returning String|Widget displayed instead of hint when the widget is displayed.
  • icon String|Widget|Function with parameter: selectedItems returning String|Widget displayed next to the selected items or the hint if none.
  • underline String|Widget|Function with parameter: selectedItems returning String|Widget displayed below the selected items or the hint if none.
  • doneButton String|Widget|Function with parameter: selectedItems returning String|Widget displayed at the top of the search dialog box. Cannot be null in multiple selection mode.
  • label String|Widget|Function with parameter: selectedItems returning String|Widget displayed above the selected items or the hint if none.
  • closeButton String|Widget|Function with parameter: selectedItems returning String|Widget displayed at the bottom of the search dialog box.
  • displayClearIcon whether or not to display an icon to clear the selected values.
  • clearIcon Icon to be used for clearing the selected values.
  • iconEnabledColor Color to be used for enabled icons.
  • iconDisabledColor Color to be used for disabled icons.
  • iconSize for the icons next to the selected values (icon and clearIcon).
  • isExpanded can be necessary to avoid pixel overflows (zebra symptom).
  • isCaseSensitiveSearch only used when searchFn is not specified.
  • searchFn Function with parameters: keyword, items returning List
  • onClear Function with no parameter not returning executed when the clear icon is tapped.
  • selectedValueWidgetFn Function with parameter: item returning Widget to be used to display the selected values.
  • keyboardType used for the search.
  • validator Function with parameter: selectedItems returning String displayed below selected values when not valid and null when valid.
  • displayItem Function with parameters: item, selected returning Widget to be displayed in the search list.
  • dialogBox whether the search should be displayed as a dialog box or as a menu below the selected values if any.
  • menuConstraints BoxConstraints used to define the zone where to display the search menu. Example: BoxConstraints.tight(Size.fromHeight(250)) . Not to be used for dialogBox = true.
  • readOnly bool whether to let the user choose the value to select or just present the selected value if any.
  • menuBackgroundColor Color background color of the menu whether in dialog box or menu mode.

Example app usage

Clone repository:

git clone https://github.com/icemanbsi/searchable_dropdown.git

Go to plugin folder:

cd searchable_dropdown

Optionally enable web:

flutter config --enable-web

Create project:

flutter create .

To run automated tests:

flutter test

Optionally generate documentation:

pub global activate dartdoc
dartdoc

Go to example app folder:

cd example

To run web:

run -d chrome

To build web to folder build/web:

flutter build web

To run on a connected device:

flutter run

To build Android app to build/app/outputs/apk/release/app-release.apk:

flutter build apk

To build iOS app on Mac:

flutter build ios

Single dialog

      SearchableDropdown.single(
        items: items,
        value: selectedValue,
        hint: "Select one",
        searchHint: "Select one",
        onChanged: (value) {
          setState(() {
            selectedValue = value;
          });
        },
        isExpanded: true,
      ),

Multi dialog

      SearchableDropdown.multiple(
        items: items,
        selectedItems: selectedItems,
        hint: Padding(
          padding: const EdgeInsets.all(12.0),
          child: Text("Select any"),
        ),
        searchHint: "Select any",
        onChanged: (value) {
          setState(() {
            selectedItems = value;
          });
        },
        closeButton: (selectedItems) {
          return (selectedItems.isNotEmpty
              ? "Save ${selectedItems.length == 1 ? '"' + items[selectedItems.first].value.toString() + '"' : '(' + selectedItems.length.toString() + ')'}"
              : "Save without selection");
        },
        isExpanded: true,
      ),

Single done button dialog

      SearchableDropdown.single(
        items: items,
        value: selectedValue,
        hint: "Select one",
        searchHint: "Select one",
        onChanged: (value) {
          setState(() {
            selectedValue = value;
          });
        },
        doneButton: "Done",
        displayItem: (item, selected) {
          return (Row(children: [
            selected
                ? Icon(
                    Icons.radio_button_checked,
                    color: Colors.grey,
                  )
                : Icon(
                    Icons.radio_button_unchecked,
                    color: Colors.grey,
                  ),
            SizedBox(width: 7),
            Expanded(
              child: item,
            ),
          ]));
        },
        isExpanded: true,
      ),

Multi custom display dialog

      SearchableDropdown.multiple(
        items: items,
        selectedItems: selectedItems,
        hint: Padding(
          padding: const EdgeInsets.all(12.0),
          child: Text("Select any"),
        ),
        searchHint: "Select any",
        onChanged: (value) {
          setState(() {
            selectedItems = value;
          });
        },
        displayItem: (item, selected) {
          return (Row(children: [
            selected
                ? Icon(
                    Icons.check,
                    color: Colors.green,
                  )
                : Icon(
                    Icons.check_box_outline_blank,
                    color: Colors.grey,
                  ),
            SizedBox(width: 7),
            Expanded(
              child: item,
            ),
          ]));
        },
        selectedValueWidgetFn: (item) {
          return (Center(
              child: Card(
                  shape: RoundedRectangleBorder(
                    borderRadius: BorderRadius.circular(10),
                    side: BorderSide(
                      color: Colors.brown,
                      width: 0.5,
                    ),
                  ),
                  margin: EdgeInsets.all(12),
                  child: Padding(
                    padding: const EdgeInsets.all(8),
                    child: Text(item.toString()),
                  ))));
        },
        doneButton: (selectedItemsDone, doneContext) {
          return (RaisedButton(
              onPressed: () {
                Navigator.pop(doneContext);
                setState(() {});
              },
              child: Text("Save")));
        },
        closeButton: null,
        style: TextStyle(fontStyle: FontStyle.italic),
        searchFn: (String keyword, items) {
          List<int> ret = List<int>();
          if (keyword != null && items != null && keyword.isNotEmpty) {
            keyword.split(" ").forEach((k) {
              int i = 0;
              items.forEach((item) {
                if (k.isNotEmpty &&
                    (item.value
                        .toString()
                        .toLowerCase()
                        .contains(k.toLowerCase()))) {
                  ret.add(i);
                }
                i++;
              });
            });
          }
          if (keyword.isEmpty) {
            ret = Iterable<int>.generate(items.length).toList();
          }
          return (ret);
        },
        clearIcon: Icon(Icons.clear_all),
        icon: Icon(Icons.arrow_drop_down_circle),
        label: "Label for multi",
        underline: Container(
          height: 1.0,
          decoration: BoxDecoration(
              border:
                  Border(bottom: BorderSide(color: Colors.teal, width: 3.0))),
        ),
        iconDisabledColor: Colors.brown,
        iconEnabledColor: Colors.indigo,
        isExpanded: true,
      ),

Multi select 3 dialog

      SearchableDropdown.multiple(
        items: items,
        selectedItems: selectedItems,
        hint: "Select 3 items",
        searchHint: "Select 3",
        validator: (selectedItemsForValidator) {
          if (selectedItemsForValidator.length != 3) {
            return ("Must select 3");
          }
          return (null);
        },
        onChanged: (value) {
          setState(() {
            selectedItems = value;
          });
        },
        doneButton: (selectedItemsDone, doneContext) {
          return (RaisedButton(
              onPressed: selectedItemsDone.length != 3
                  ? null
                  : () {
                      Navigator.pop(doneContext);
                      setState(() {});
                    },
              child: Text("Save")));
        },
        closeButton: (selectedItems) {
          return (selectedItems.length == 3 ? "Ok" : null);
        },
        isExpanded: true,
      ),

Single menu

      SearchableDropdown.single(
        items: items,
        value: selectedValue,
        hint: "Select one",
        searchHint: null,
        onChanged: (value) {
          setState(() {
            selectedValue = value;
          });
        },
        dialogBox: false,
        isExpanded: true,
        menuConstraints: BoxConstraints.tight(Size.fromHeight(350)),
      ),

Multi menu

      SearchableDropdown.multiple(
        items: items,
        selectedItems: selectedItems,
        hint: "Select any",
        searchHint: "",
        doneButton: "Close",
        closeButton: SizedBox.shrink(),
        onChanged: (value) {
          setState(() {
            selectedItems = value;
          });
        },
        dialogBox: false,
        isExpanded: true,
        menuConstraints: BoxConstraints.tight(Size.fromHeight(350)),
      ),

Multi menu select all/none

      SearchableDropdown.multiple(
        items: items,
        selectedItems: selectedItems,
        hint: "Select any",
        searchHint: "Select any",
        onChanged: (value) {
          setState(() {
            selectedItems = value;
          });
        },
        dialogBox: false,
        closeButton: (selectedItemsClose) {
          return Row(
            mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.spaceBetween,
            children: <Widget>[
              RaisedButton(
                  onPressed: () {
                    setState(() {
                      selectedItems.clear();
                      selectedItems.addAll(
                          Iterable<int>.generate(items.length).toList());
                    });
                  },
                  child: Text("Select all")),
              RaisedButton(
                  onPressed: () {
                    setState(() {
                      selectedItems.clear();
                    });
                  },
                  child: Text("Select none")),
            ],
          );
        },
        isExpanded: true,
        menuConstraints: BoxConstraints.tight(Size.fromHeight(350)),
      ),

Multi dialog select all/none without clear

      SearchableDropdown.multiple(
        items: items,
        selectedItems: selectedItems,
        hint: "Select any",
        searchHint: "Select any",
        displayClearIcon: false,
        onChanged: (value) {
          setState(() {
            selectedItems = value;
          });
        },
        dialogBox: true,
        closeButton: (selectedItemsClose) {
          return Row(
            mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.spaceBetween,
            children: <Widget>[
              RaisedButton(
                  onPressed: () {
                    setState(() {
                      selectedItems.clear();
                      selectedItems.addAll(
                          Iterable<int>.generate(items.length).toList());
                    });
                  },
                  child: Text("Select all")),
              RaisedButton(
                  onPressed: () {
                    setState(() {
                      selectedItems.clear();
                    });
                  },
                  child: Text("Select none")),
            ],
          );
        },
        isExpanded: true,
      ),

Single dialog custom keyboard

      SearchableDropdown.single(
        items: Iterable<int>.generate(20).toList().map((i) {
          return (DropdownMenuItem(
            child: Text(i.toString()),
            value: i.toString(),
          ));
        }).toList(),
        value: selectedValue,
        hint: "Select one number",
        searchHint: "Select one number",
        onChanged: (value) {
          setState(() {
            selectedValue = value;
          });
        },
        dialogBox: true,
        keyboardType: TextInputType.number,
        isExpanded: true,
      ),

Single dialog object

      SearchableDropdown.single(
        items: ExampleNumber.list.map((exNum) {
          return (DropdownMenuItem(
              child: Text(exNum.numberString), value: exNum));
        }).toList(),
        value: selectedNumber,
        hint: "Select one number",
        searchHint: "Select one number",
        onChanged: (value) {
          setState(() {
            selectedNumber = value;
          });
        },
        dialogBox: true,
        isExpanded: true,
      ),

Single dialog overflow

      SearchableDropdown.single(
        items: [
          DropdownMenuItem(
            child: Text(
                "way too long text for a smartphone at least one that goes in a normal sized pair of trousers but maybe not for a gigantic screen like there is one at my cousin's home in a very remote country where I 
wouldn't want to go right now"),
            value:
                "way too long text for a smartphone at least one that goes in a normal sized pair of trousers but maybe not for a gigantic screen like there is one at my cousin's home in a very remote country where I 
wouldn't want to go right now",
          )
        ],
        value: "",
        hint: "Select one",
        searchHint: "Select one",
        onChanged: (value) {
          setState(() {
            selectedValue = value;
          });
        },
        dialogBox: true,
        isExpanded: true,
      ),

Single dialog readOnly

      SearchableDropdown.single(
        items: [
          DropdownMenuItem(
            child: Text(
                "one item"),
            value:
            "one item",
          )
        ],
        value: "one item",
        hint: "Select one",
        searchHint: "Select one",
        disabledHint: "Disabled",
        onChanged: (value) {
          setState(() {
            selectedValue = value;
          });
        },
        dialogBox: true,
        isExpanded: true,
        readOnly: true,
      ),

Single dialog disabled

      SearchableDropdown.single(
        items: [
          DropdownMenuItem(
            child: Text(
                "one item"),
            value:
            "one item",
          )
        ],
        value: "one item",
        hint: "Select one",
        searchHint: "Select one",
        disabledHint: "Disabled",
        onChanged: null,
        dialogBox: true,
        isExpanded: true,
      ),

Feature requests/comments/questions/bugs #

Feel free to log your feature requests/comments/questions/bugs here: https://github.com/icemanbsi/searchable_dropdown/issues

Contributions #

We would be happy to merge pull request proposals provided that:

  • they don't break the compilation
  • they pass the automated testing
  • they provide the relevant adaptations to documentation and automated testing
  • they bring value
  • they don't completely transform the code
  • they are readable (though, I enjoy https://www.ioccc.org/ as a contest full of curiosities)

Contributions and forks are very welcome!

In your pull request, feel free to add your line in the contributors section below:

Contributors #

CI/CD #

Continuous integration/deployment status: CI-CD

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Widget to let the user search through a keyword string typed on a customizable keyboard in a single or multiple choices list presented as a dropdown in a dialog box or a menu.

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Documentation

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Uploader

iceman.bsi@gmail.com

License

MIT (LICENSE)

Dependencies

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