Display Notification Badge on Bottom Navigation Bar's Icon

How to Display Notification Badge on Bottom Navigation Bar Icon ?

Bottom Navigation Bar always stays at the bottom of your mobile application and provides navigation between the views of the mobile application. so in this article will learn about How to Display a Notification Badge on Bottom Navigation Bar Icon?

How to Display a Notification Badge on Bottom Navigation Bar’s Icon?

To Display a notification badge on Bottom Navigation Bar’s icon follows the below code snippet.

BottomNavigationBarItem(
  icon: new Stack(
    children: <Widget>[
      new Icon(Icons.notifications),
      new Positioned(
        right: 0,
        child: new Container(
          padding: EdgeInsets.all(1),
          decoration: new BoxDecoration(
            color: Colors.red,
            borderRadius: BorderRadius.circular(6),
          ),
          constraints: BoxConstraints(
            minWidth: 12,
            minHeight: 12,
          ),
          child: new Text(
            '$_counter',
            style: new TextStyle(
              color: Colors.white,
              fontSize: 8,
            ),
            textAlign: TextAlign.center,
          ),
        ),
      )
    ],
  ),
  title: Text('Notifications'),
)

We will get output like the below:

Bottom Navigation Bar Icon
Bottom Navigation Bar Icon

It can be done by stacking two icons using the Stack Widget and Positioned Widget.

new BottomNavigationBarItem(
  title: new Text('Home'),
  icon: new Stack(
    children: <Widget>[
      new Icon(Icons.home),
      new Positioned(  // draw a red marble
        top: 0.0,
        right: 0.0,
        child: new Icon(Icons.brightness_1, size: 8.0, 
          color: Colors.redAccent),
      )
    ]
  ),
)

Consider a class as below:

class NamedIcon extends StatelessWidget {
  final IconData iconData;
  final String text;
  final VoidCallback onTap;
  final int notificationCount;

  const NamedIcon({
    Key key,
    this.onTap,
    @required this.text,
    @required this.iconData,
    this.notificationCount,
  }) : super(key: key);

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return InkWell(
      onTap: onTap,
      child: Container(
        width: 72,
        padding: const EdgeInsets.symmetric(horizontal: 8),
        child: Stack(
          alignment: Alignment.center,
          children: [
            Column(
              mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.center,
              children: <Widget>[
                Icon(iconData),
                Text(text, overflow: TextOverflow.ellipsis),
              ],
            ),
            Positioned(
              top: 0,
              right: 0,
              child: Container(
                padding: EdgeInsets.symmetric(horizontal: 6, vertical: 2),
                decoration: BoxDecoration(shape: BoxShape.circle, color: Colors.red),
                alignment: Alignment.center,
                child: Text('$notificationCount'),
              ),
            )
          ],
        ),
      ),
    );
  }
}

Usage:

Scaffold(
  appBar: AppBar(
    title: Text('AppBar'),
    actions: [
      NamedIcon(
        text: 'Inbox',
        iconData: Icons.notifications,
        notificationCount: 11,
        onTap: () {},
      ),
      NamedIcon(
        text: 'Mails',
        iconData: Icons.mail,
        notificationCount: 1,
        onTap: () {},
      ),
    ],
  ),
)

We will get output like the below:

Notification Badge in BottomNavigation Bar
Notification Badge in BottomNavigation Bar

You can also use a Stack to render the marble on top of the Icon, wrapping the marble in a Positioned, Align, or FractionallySizedBox to position it the way you want.

new BottomNavigationBar(
      type: BottomNavigationBarType.fixed,
      fixedColor: const Color(0xFF2845E7),
      items: [
        new BottomNavigationBarItem(
          icon: new Icon(
            Icons.home,
          ),
          title: new Text(
            "Home",
          ),
        ),
        new BottomNavigationBarItem(
            icon: new Icon(
              Icons.call,
            ),
            title: new Text(
              "Calls",
            )),
        new BottomNavigationBarItem(
            icon: new Icon(
              Icons.camera_alt,
            ),
            title: new Text(
              "Camera",
            )),
        new BottomNavigationBarItem(
            icon: new Stack(children: <Widget>[
              new Icon(Icons.favorite),
              new Positioned(
                  top: -1.0,
                  right: -1.0,
                  child: new Stack(
                    children: <Widget>[
                      new Icon(
                        Icons.brightness_1,
                        size: 12.0,
                        color: const Color(0xFF2845E7),
                      ),
                    ],
                  ))
            ]),
            title: new Text(
              "Stories",
            )),
        new BottomNavigationBarItem(
            icon: new Icon(
              Icons.account_circle,
            ),
            title: new Text(
              "Contacts",
            )),
      ],
      onTap: (){},
      currentIndex: 0,
    ),

We will get output like below:

BottomNavigation In Flutter
BottomNavigation In Flutter

Conclusion:

In this article, We have been through How to Display Notification Badge on Bottom Navigation Bar

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Abhishek Dhanani

Written by Abhishek Dhanani

Abhishek Dhanani, a skilled software developer with 3+ years of experience, masters Dart, JavaScript, TypeScript, and frameworks like Flutter and NodeJS. Proficient in MySQL, Firebase, and cloud platforms AWS and GCP, he delivers innovative digital solutions.

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