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Flutter – Implementing Swipe to Dismiss Feature

  • Last Updated : 22 Mar, 2021

The Swipe to dismiss feature is used by us in many mobile apps. In this article, we will create a list of items and implement a swipe to dismiss in it. When we want to dismiss the content using swipe then we can do this with the help of swipe to dismiss widget in a flutter. Generally, we use this when we have a list of items and when we want to delete a task then we simply dismiss it using left swipe or right swipe. In this article, we have created a list of items using ListView.builder. When an item is dismissed then Snackbar will be displayed showing a message “Item dismissed successfully”.

Follow the below steps to implement swipe to dismiss:

Step 1: Create a new flutter application.

flutter create <YOUR_APP_NAME>

Step 2: Delete the default code from the main.dart file.

Step 3: Create a list of items as shown below in main.dart file.

Step 4: Use the below code in the main.dart file :


import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
void main() => runApp(MyApp());
class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  // This widget is
  //the root of your application.
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Swipe to dismiss',
      theme: ThemeData(
      home: new MyPage(),
      debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
class MyPage extends StatelessWidget {
  final List<String> items =
  new List<String>.generate(80, (i) => "Item ${i + 1}");
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new Scaffold(
      backgroundColor: Colors.lightBlue[50],
      appBar: new AppBar(
        title: new Text("Swipe to dismiss"),
        actions: <Widget>[
          Text("GFG", textScaleFactor: 3),
      body: new ListView.builder(
        itemCount: items.length,
        itemBuilder: (context, int index) {
          return new Dismissible(
            key: new Key(items[index]),
            onDismissed: (direction) {
                  new SnackBar(content: new Text("Item dismissed successfully")));
            background: new Container(
            child: Container(
              child: new ListTile(
                leading: Icon(Icons.list),
                title: new Text("GFG " + "${items[index]}"),
                trailing: Icon(Icons.done_all,color:,),


  • Create a list of items.
  • Build Dismissible using itemBuilder.
  • Perform onDismissed operations on list items.


When we build a list of items, it will result:

When any list item is swiped it gets deleted and when the item is dismissed from the list, a Snackbar with the message “Item dismissed successfully” will be shown as below:

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