How to Remove All Whitespace of a String In Dart?

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How to Remove All Whitespace of a String In Dart
How to Remove All Whitespace of a String In Dart

Earlier we have been through various articles like how to format an interpolated string in flutter so in this article we will go through how to remove all whitespace of a string in dart?

How to Remove All Whitespace of a String In Dart?

User can try the below solutions:

String product = "COCA COLA";
print('Product id is: ${product.replaceAll(new RegExp(r"\s+\b|\b\s"), "")}');

Update:

String name = '4 ever 1 k g @@ @';
print(name.replaceAll(new RegExp(r"\s+"), ""));

This would solve your problem

String name = "COCA COLA";
print(name.replaceAll(' ', ''));

Use Trim Function():

String name = "Stack Overflow";
print(name.trim());

In case this is of any help to someone in the future, for convenience you can define an extension method to the String class:

extension StringExtensions on String {
  String removeWhitespace() {
    return this.replaceAll(' ', '');
  }
}

This can be called like product.removeWhiteSpace() I’ve used it in the past to create a helper method when sorting lists by a string whilst ignoring case and whitespace.

extension StringExtensions on String {
  String toSortable() {
    return this.toLowerCase().replaceAll(' ', '');
  }
}
  • Using trim(): trim() method is used to remove leading and trailing whitespaces. It doesn’t mutate the original string. If there is no whitespace at the beginning or the end of the String, it will return the original value.
    print('   COCA COLA'.trim()); // Output: 'COCA COLA'
    print('COCA COLA     '.trim()); // Output: 'COCA COLA'
    print('   COCA COLA     '.trim()); // Output: 'COCA COLA'
  • Using trimLeft() and trimRight(): What if you want to trim at the beginning only but not at the end, or maybe the opposite way. You can use trimLeft for removing leading whitespaces only and trimRight which removes trailing whitespaces only.
    print('   COCA COLA    '.trimLeft()); // Output: 'COCA COLA     '
    print('   COCA COLA    '.trimRight()); // Output:'   COCA COLA'

    If the String can be null, you can consider using the null-aware operator.

    String s = null;
    print(s?.trim());

    The above code will return null instead of throwing NoSuchMethodError.

  • Using regular expression (RegExp): If the original string contains multiple whitespaces and you want to remove all whitespaces.
    String replaceWhitespacesUsingRegex(String s, String replace) {
     if (s == null) {
       return null;
     }
    
     // This pattern means "at least one space, or more"
     // \\s : space
     // +   : one or more
     final pattern = RegExp('\\s+');
     return s.replaceAll(pattern, replace);
    }

    Call like a below:

    print(replaceWhitespacesUsingRegex('One  Two   Three   Four', '')); // Output: 'OneTwoThreeFour'

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