How to Handle Dynamically Created CheckBox List In Flutter

How to Handle Dynamically Created CheckBox List In Flutter?

A ListTile Widget with a CheckBox Widget. In other words, we can say that a checkbox with a label. So in this article, We will learn about How to Handle Dynamically Created CheckBox List In Flutter?

How to Handle Dynamically Created CheckBox List In Flutter?

Users can make use of CheckBoxList Tile  Class for the same. Consider a code snippet like the below:

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

class Demo extends StatefulWidget {
  @override
  DemoState createState() => new DemoState();
}

class DemoState extends State<Demo> {
  Map<String, bool> values = {
    'foo': true,
    'bar': false,
  };

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new Scaffold(
      appBar: new AppBar(title: new Text('CheckboxListTile demo')),
      body: new ListView(
              children: values.keys.map((key) {
              return CheckboxListTile(
              title: Text(key),
              value: values[key],
              onChanged: (bool? value) {
              setState(() {
              values[key] = value;
              });
            },
          );
        }).toList(),

      ),
    );
  }
}

void main() {
  runApp(new MaterialApp(home: new Demo(), debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false));
}

The above code will give us output like the below:

CheckBox List Tile Flutter
CheckBox List Tile Flutter

When the user needs a list of all selected CheckBox Widget. User can Consider a code snippet like below:

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
void main() => runApp(new MyApp());
class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  // This widget is the root of your application.
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new MaterialApp(
      title: 'Flutter Demo',
      theme: new ThemeData(
        primarySwatch: Colors.blue,
      ),
      home: new MyHomePage(title: 'Multi-Select & Unselect Checkbox in Flutter'),
    );
  }
}

class MyHomePage extends StatefulWidget {
  MyHomePage({Key key, this.title}) : super(key: key);
  final String title;

  @override
  _MyHomePageState createState() => new _MyHomePageState();
}

class _MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage> {
  List _selecteCategorys = List();

  Map<String, dynamic> _categories = {
    "responseCode": "1",
    "responseText": "List categories.",
    "responseBody": [
      {"category_id": "5", "category_name": "Barber"},
      {"category_id": "3", "category_name": "Carpanter"},
      {"category_id": "7", "category_name": "Cook"}
    ],
    "responseTotalResult":
        3 // Total result is 3 here becasue we have 3 categories in responseBody.
  };

  void _onCategorySelected(bool selected, category_id) {
    if (selected == true) {
      setState(() {
        _selecteCategorys.add(category_id);
      });
    } else {
      setState(() {
        _selecteCategorys.remove(category_id);
      });
    }
  }

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new Scaffold(
      appBar: new AppBar(
        title: new Text(widget.title),
      ),
      body: ListView.builder(
          itemCount: _categories['responseTotalResult'],
          itemBuilder: (BuildContext context, int index) {
            return CheckboxListTile(
              value: _selecteCategorys
                  .contains(_categories['responseBody'][index]['category_id']),
              onChanged: (bool selected) {
                _onCategorySelected(selected,
                    _categories['responseBody'][index]['category_id']);
              },
              title: Text(_categories['responseBody'][index]['category_name']),
            );
          }),
    );
  }
}

Users can also handle the grouped_buttons plugin which manages RadioButton as well as CheckBox Widget. Code Snippet will look like below:

CheckboxGroup(
      labels: <String>[
        "Sunday",
        "Monday",
        "Tuesday",
        "Wednesday",
        "Thursday",
        "Friday",
        "Saturday",
      ],
      disabled: [
        "Wednesday",
        "Friday"
      ],
      onChange: (bool isChecked, String label, int index) => print("isChecked: $isChecked   label: $label  index: $index"),
      onSelected: (List<String> checked) => print("checked: ${checked.toString()}"),
    ),

We will get output like below:

CheckBox Widget Flutter
CheckBox Widget Flutter

Conclusion :

In this article, We have been through How to Handle Dynamically Created CheckBox List In Flutter?

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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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