How to create a circle icon button in Flutter

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How can I create something similar to a FloatingActionButton?

Mar 27, 2023 in Flutter by Ashwini
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To create a circle icon button in Flutter, you can use the InkWell widget and wrap it around a Container with a circular shape. Here's an example:

InkWell(
  onTap: () {
    // handle button press
  },
  child: Container(
    width: 56,
    height: 56,
    decoration: BoxDecoration(
      shape: BoxShape.circle,
      color: Colors.blue,
    ),
    child: Icon(
      Icons.add,
      color: Colors.white,
    ),
  ),
),

In this example, we are creating a circular button with a blue background color and an "add" icon in white. You can customize the size, color, and icon according to your needs.

Note that InkWell provides the ripple effect when the button is pressed, similar to FloatingActionButton.

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answered Mar 27, 2023 by Tanishqa
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To create something similar to a FloatingActionButton, you can follow these steps using Android Studio and Kotlin:

  1. Create a Layout: First, create a layout XML file for your custom floating action button (FAB). You can use a regular Button or an ImageView, and customize its appearance with background, size, and icon.

    
    
    

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    <!-- custom_fab_layout.xml --> <ImageButton android:id="@+id/customFab" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_gravity="bottom|end" android:layout_margin="16dp" android:background="@drawable/custom_fab_background" android:src="@drawable/ic_custom_icon" android:contentDescription="@string/custom_fab_description"/>

  2. Create Background Drawable: Create a drawable XML file for the custom FAB background. This can be a rounded shape or any design you prefer. You can also use colors and gradients.

    
    
    

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    <!-- custom_fab_background.xml --> <shape xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:shape="oval"> <solid android:color="@color/custom_fab_color" /> </shape>

  3. Add Functionality in Code: In your activity or fragment, you can add functionality to the custom FAB by referencing it and setting up an OnClickListener.

    
    
    

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    val customFab = findViewById<ImageButton>(R.id.customFab) customFab.setOnClickListener { // Add your desired action here // For example, open a new activity or perform an action }

Remember to customize colors, dimensions, and other attributes as per your design preferences. You can also animate the FAB to create the same smooth entrance effect as the FloatingActionButton.

Note: While creating a custom FAB can offer more design flexibility, using the built-in FloatingActionButton from the Android Material Design library is recommended for maintaining consistent UI patterns and behavior across your app.

Don't forget to replace placeholders like custom_fab_color, ic_custom_icon, and adjust layout attributes according to your needs.

answered Aug 23, 2023 by anonymous
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