sticky_infinite_list

Infinite list with sticky headers that can be rendered in both directions or in reverse direction. Can be customized or with config options or with override.


Keywords
flutter, flutter-package, infinite-lists, infinite-scroll, multidirectionscroll, sticky, sticky-headers, stickyheader
License
BSD-2-Clause

Documentation

Sticky Infinite List

pub package

Infinite list with sticky headers.

This package was made in order to make possible render infinite list in both directions with sticky headers, unlike most packages in Dart Pub.

It highly customizable and doesn't have any third party dependencies or native(Android/iOS) code.

In addition to default usage, this package exposes some classes, that can be overridden if needed. Also some classes it can be used inside Scrollable widgets independently from InfiniteList container.

This package uses CustomScrollView to perform scroll with all benefits for performance that Flutter provides.

Demo

Getting Started

Install package and import

import 'package:sticky_infinite_list/sticky_infinite_list.dart';

Package exposes InfiniteList, InfiniteListItem, StickyListItem, StickyListItemRenderObject classes

Examples

Simple example

To start using Infinite list with sticky headers, you need to create instance InfiniteList with builder specified.

No need to specify any additional config to make it work

import 'package:sticky_infinite_list/sticky_infinite_list.dart';

class Example extends StatelessWidget {
  
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return InfiniteList(
      builder: (BuildContext context, int index) {
        /// Builder requires [InfiniteList] to be returned
        return InfiniteListItem(
          /// Header builder
          headerBuilder: (BuildContext context) {
            return Container(
              ///...
            );
          },
          /// Content builder
          contentBuilder: (BuildContext context) {
            return Container(
              ///...
            );
          },
        );
      }
    );
  }
}

Extended configuration

Available configuration

Alongside with minimal config to start using.

InfiniteList allows you to define config for scroll list rendering

InfiniteList(
  /// Optional parameter to pass ScrollController instance
  controller: ScrollController(),
  
  /// Optional parameter
  /// to specify scroll direction
  /// 
  /// By default scroll will be rendered with just positive
  /// direction `InfiniteListDirection.forward`
  /// 
  /// If you need infinite list in both directions use `InfiniteListDirection.multi`
  direction: InfiniteListDirection.multi,
  
  /// Min child count.
  /// 
  /// Will be used only when `direction: InfiniteListDirection.multi`
  /// 
  /// Accepts negative values only
  /// 
  /// If it's not provided, scroll will be infinite in negative direction
  minChildCount: -100,
  
  /// Max child count
  /// 
  /// Specifies number of elements for forward list
  /// 
  /// If it's not provided, scroll will be infinite in positive direction
  maxChildCount: 100,
  
  /// ScrollView anchor value.
  anchor: 0.0,

  /// Item builder
  /// 
  /// Should return `InfiniteListItem`
  builder: (BuildContext context, int index) {
    return InfiniteListItem(
      //...
    )
  }
)

InfiniteListItem allows you to specify more options for you customization.

InfiniteListItem(
  /// See class description for more info
  /// 
  /// Forces initial header render when [headerStateBuilder]
  /// is specified.
  initialHeaderBuild: false,

  /// Simple Header builder
  /// that will be called once during List item render
  headerBuilder: (BuildContext context) {},
  
  /// Header builder, that will be invoked each time
  /// when header should change it's position
  /// 
  /// Unlike prev method, it also provides `state` of header
  /// position
  /// 
  /// This callback has higher priority than [headerBuilder],
  /// so if both header builders will be provided,
  /// [headerBuilder] will be ignored
  headerStateBuilder: (BuildContext context, StickyState<int> state) {},
  
  /// Content builder
  contentBuilder: (BuildContext context) {},
  
  /// Min offset invoker
  /// 
  /// This callback is called on each header position change,
  /// to define when header should be stick to the bottom of
  /// content.
  /// 
  /// If this method not provided or it returns `0`,
  /// header will be in sticky state until list item
  /// will be visible inside view port
  minOffsetProvider: (StickyState<int> state) {},
  
  /// Header alignment
  /// 
  /// Use [HeaderAlignment] to align header to left
  /// or right side
  /// 
  /// Optional. Default value [HeaderAlignment.topLeft]
  headerAlignment: HeaderAlignment.topLeft,
);

Reverse infinite scroll

Currently package doesn't support CustomScrollView.reverse option.

But same result can be achieved with defining anchor = 1 and maxChildCount = 0. In that way viewport center will be stick to the bottom and positive list won't render anything.

Additionally you can specify headerAlignment to any side.

import 'package:sticky_infinite_list/sticky_infinite_list.dart';

class Example extends StatelessWidget {
  
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return InfiniteList(
      anchor: 1.0,
      
      direction: InfiniteListDirection.multi,
      
      maxChildCount: 0,
      
      builder: (BuildContext context, int index) {
        /// Builder requires [InfiniteList] to be returned
        return InfiniteListItem(
        
          headerAlignment: HeaderAlignment.bottomLeft,
          
          /// Header builder
          headerBuilder: (BuildContext context) {
            return Container(
              ///...
            );
          },
          /// Content builder
          contentBuilder: (BuildContext context) {
            return Container(
              ///...
            );
          },
        );
      }
    );
  }
}

Demo

For more info take a look at Example project

Available for override

In most cases it will be enough to just use InfiniteListItem

But in some cases you may need to add additional functionality to each item.

Luckily you can extend and override base InfiniteListItem class

/// Generic `I` is index type, by default list item uses `int`
class SomeCustomListItem extends InfiniteListItem<I> {
  /// Header alignment
  /// 
  /// Currently it supports top left
  /// and right alignment
  /// 
  /// By default [HeaderAlignment.topLeft]
  final HeaderAlignment headerAlignment;
  
  /// Let item builder know if it should watch
  /// header position changes
  /// 
  /// If this value is `true` - it will invoke [buildHeader]
  /// each time header position changes
  @override
  bool get watchStickyState => true;
  
  /// Let item builder know that this class
  /// provides header
  /// 
  /// If it returns `false` - [buildHeader] will be ignored 
  /// and never called
  @override
  bool get hasStickyHeader => true;
  
  /// This methods builds header
  /// 
  /// If [watchStickyState] is `true`,
  /// it will be invoked on each header position change
  /// and `state` option will be provided
  /// 
  /// Otherwise it will be called only once on initial render
  /// and each header position change won't invoke this method.
  /// 
  /// Also in that case `state` will be `null`
  @override
  Widget buildHeader(BuildContext context, [StickyState<I> state]) {}
  
  /// Content item builder
  /// 
  /// This method invoked only once
  @override
  Widget buildContent(BuildContext context) => {}

  /// Called during init state (see Statefull widget [State.initState])
  /// 
  /// For additional information about Statefull widget `initState`
  /// lifecycle - see Flutter docs
  @protected
  @mustCallSuper
  void initState() {}

  /// Called during item dispose (see Statefull widget [State.dispose])
  /// 
  /// For additional information about Statefull widget `dispose`
  /// lifecycle - see Flutter docs
  @protected
  @mustCallSuper
  void dispose() {}
}

Need more override?.. Ok (not tested)

If you get any problems with this type of override, please create an issue

Alongside with list item override, to use inside InfiniteList builder, you can also use StickyListItem, that exposed by this package too, independently.

This class uses Stream to inform it's parent about header position changes

Also it requires to be rendered inside Scrollable widget and Viewport, since it subscribes to scroll event and calculates position against Viewport coordinates (see StickyListItemRenderObject class for more information)

Changelog

Please see the Changelog page to know what's recently changed.

Bugs/Requests

If you encounter any problems feel free to open an issue. If you feel the library is missing a feature, please raise a ticket on Github and I'll look into it. Pull request are also welcome.

Known issues

Currently this package can't work with reverse lists. I hope I will get enough time to implement this feature soon)