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Raised Button widget in Flutter

  • Difficulty Level : Expert
  • Last Updated : 30 Apr, 2021

RaisedButton is the material design button based on a Material widget that elevates when pressed upon in flutter. It is one of the most widely used buttons in the flutter library. Let’s understand this button with the help of an example.

Disclamer: As of May 2021 the RaisedButton class in flutter is deprecated. ElevatedButton class should be used instead. The later class will eventually be removed from flutter SDK, so it is suggested to move to the newer class. Click here to see the migration guide.

List of replaced classes:

  • FlatButton → TextButton
  • RaisedButton → ElecatedButton
  • OutlineButton → OutlinedButton
  • ButtonTheme → TextButtonTheme, ElevatedButtonTheme, OutlineButtonTheme

Constructors:

Syntax:
RaisedButton({Key key, 
@required VoidCallback onPressed, 
VoidCallback onLongPress, 
ValueChanged<bool> onHighlightChanged, 
MouseCursor mouseCursor, 
ButtonTextTheme textTheme, 
Color textColor, 
Color disabledTextColor, 
Color color, 
Color disabledColor, 
Color focusColor, 
Color hoverColor, 
Color highlightColor, 
Color splashColor, 
Brightness colorBrightness, 
double elevation, 
double focusElevation, 
double hoverElevation, 
double highlightElevation, 
double disabledElevation, 
EdgeInsetsGeometry padding, 
VisualDensity visualDensity, 
ShapeBorder shape, 
Clip clipBehavior: Clip.none, 
FocusNode focusNode, 
bool autofocus: false, 
MaterialTapTargetSize materialTapTargetSize, 
Duration animationDuration, 
Widget child})

Properties:

  • animationDuration: This parameter takes in Duration Class as the object to determine for how long the animation will play.
  • autofocus: This property determines whether the button will be selected on the initial focus or not by taking in a boolean as the parameter.
  • child:  the widget to be displayed.
  • clipBehavior: This parameter decides whether the content inside the button will be clipped or not.
  • color: the color of the button.
  • colorBrightness: This property decides the theme brightness to be used for this the RaisedButton by taking in Brightness class as the object.
  • disabledColor:  the color of the button when disabled.
  • disabledElevation: This property sets the elevation height of the button when it is disabled. It takes a double value as the object.
  • disabledTextColor: This property sets the color of the text inside the button when the RaisedButton is disabled. It takes Color class as the object.
  • elevation: This property sets the elevated location of the button on the z-axis by taking in a Double value as the object.
  • enabled: This parameter determined whether the button is enabled or disabled, by taking in a boolean value as the object.
  • enableFeedback: This property also holds a boolean value as the object. It controls whether there will be and sound or vibration when the button is clicked.
  • focusColor:  This property controls the color of the button at the time of input focus, but holding the Color class as the object.
  • focusElevation: It controls the location of RaisedButton at the z-axis at the time of input focus. It takes in a double value as the object.
  • focusNode: This property takes in FocusNode class as the object. It provides an additional focus node to the RaisedButton.
  • height: This determines the height of the button by taking in a double value.
  • highlightColor: This parameter sets the highlight color to the button by taking is a Color class as the object.
  • highlightElevation:  This property controls the elevation height of the RaisedButton when it is enabled and pressed. It also takes a double value.
  • hoverColor: This determines the color of the RaisedButtom at the time of hover, by employing the Color class.
  • hoverElevation: This parameter sets the elevation height on the z-axis for the button went it is in hover state.
  • materialTapTargetSizethe color of the button.
  • minWidth: This determines the minimum width the RaisedButton can take. It holds a double value as the object.
  • mouseCursor: This property controls the type on the cursor when the mouse hovers over the button. It employs the MouseCursor class as the object.
  • onLongPress: The callback function when the button is long pressed.
  • onPressed: The callback function when the button is tapped.
  • padding: padding inside the button.
  • shape: The  shape of the raised button.
  • splashColor: splash color of the button.
  • textColor: The color of the text.
  • textTheme: This parameter defines the default theme for the RaisedButton. It holds ButtonTextTheme enum to do so.
  • visualDensity: This defines the layout compactness of the button by taking in the VisualDensity class as the object.

Implementation:

The main.dart file:

Dart




import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
 
void main() {
  runApp(MyApp());
}
 
class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  // This widget is the root of your application.
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Raised Button',
      theme: ThemeData(
        primarySwatch: Colors.blue,
      ),
      home: MyHomePage(),
      debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
    );
  }
}
 
class MyHomePage extends StatefulWidget {
  @override
  _MyHomePageState createState() => _MyHomePageState();
}
 
class _MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage> {
  String istapped = '';
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: Text('GeeksforGeeks'),
        backgroundColor: Colors.green,
      ),
      body: Center(
        child: Column(
          mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.center,
          children: <Widget>[
            RaisedButton(
              //     disabledColor: Colors.red,
              // disabledTextColor: Colors.black,
              padding: const EdgeInsets.all(20),
              textColor: Colors.white,
              color: Colors.green,
              onPressed: () {
                setState(() {
                  istapped = 'Button tapped';
                });
              },
              child: Text('Enabled Button'),
            ),
            Text(
              istapped,
              textScaleFactor: 2,
            )
          ],
        ),
      ),
      backgroundColor: Colors.lightBlue[50],
    );
  }
}

Output:



If the properties are defined as below:

RaisedButton(
          disabledColor: Colors.red,
          disabledTextColor: Colors.black,
          onPressed: null,
          child: Text('Disabled Button'),
        ),

The following design changes can be observed:

disabled raisebutton

If the properties are defined as below:

RaisedButton(
          padding: const EdgeInsets.all(20),
          textColor: Colors.white,
          color: Colors.green,
          onPressed: ()=>null,
          child: Text('Enabled Button'),
        ),

The following design changes can be observed:

enabled raisebutton

If the properties are defined as below:

RaisedButton(
              padding: const EdgeInsets.all(20),
              textColor: Colors.white,
              color: Colors.green,
              onPressed: (){
                setState(() {
                  istapped='Button tapped';
                });
              },
              child: Text('Enabled Button'),
            ),
            Text(istapped,textScaleFactor: 2,)
          ),

The following design changes can be observed:

tapping on raisedbutton

Explanation:

  • Create RaisedButton and wrap it with Center widget.
  • Give the child of RaisedButton as a Text widget.
  • Perform onPressed function when the button is tapped.
  • Perform optional onLongPress function when button is long pressed.
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