Material Column Widget Tutorial

A widget that displays its children in a horizontal array. To cause a child to expand to fill the available horizontal space, wrap the child in an Expanded widget.


Material Column Widget useful inputs

  • crossAxisAlignment: How the children should be placed along the cross axis using CrossAxisAlignment

  • mainAxisAlignment: How the children should be placed along the main axis using MainAxisAlignment

  • children: The widgets below this widget in the tree.


Column Axis

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Material Column Widget example

Column(
  crossAxisAlignment: CrossAxisAlignment.start,
  mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.center,
  children: <Widget>[
    ContainerBox.getBox(Colors.black),
    ContainerBox.getBox(Colors.red),
    ContainerBox.getBox(Colors.green),
    ContainerBox.getBox(Colors.blue),
  ],
)

Full codes example

import 'package:flutter/cupertino.dart';
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

void main() => (runApp(ColumnExample()));

class ContainerBox {
  static getBox(color) {
    return Expanded(
        child: Container(
      margin: EdgeInsets.all(3),
      decoration: BoxDecoration(
        color: color,
      ),
      child: SizedBox(
        width: 200,
        height: 200,
      ),
    ));
  }
}


class ColumnExample extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      home: Scaffold(
        appBar: AppBar(
          title: Text("Column Example"),
        ),
        body: Column(
          crossAxisAlignment: CrossAxisAlignment.start,
          mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.center,
          children: <Widget>[
            ContainerBox.getBox(Colors.black),
            ContainerBox.getBox(Colors.red),
            ContainerBox.getBox(Colors.green),
            ContainerBox.getBox(Colors.blue),
          ],
        ),
      ),
    );
  }
}