DefaultTabController class Null safety

The TabController for descendant widgets that don't specify one explicitly.

DefaultTabController is an inherited widget that is used to share a TabController with a TabBar or a TabBarView. It's used when sharing an explicitly created TabController isn't convenient because the tab bar widgets are created by a stateless parent widget or by different parent widgets.

class MyDemo extends StatelessWidget {
  final List<Tab> myTabs = <Tab>[
    Tab(text: 'LEFT'),
    Tab(text: 'RIGHT'),
  ];

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return DefaultTabController(
      length: myTabs.length,
      child: Scaffold(
        appBar: AppBar(
          bottom: TabBar(
            tabs: myTabs,
          ),
        ),
        body: TabBarView(
          children: myTabs.map((Tab tab) {
            final String label = tab.text.toLowerCase();
            return Center(
              child: Text(
                'This is the $label tab',
                style: const TextStyle(fontSize: 36),
              ),
            );
          }).toList(),
        ),
      ),
    );
  }
}
Inheritance

Constructors

DefaultTabController({Key? key, required int length, int initialIndex = 0, required Widget child, Duration? animationDuration})
Creates a default tab controller for the given child widget.
const

Properties

animationDuration Duration?
Controls the duration of DefaultTabController and TabBarView animations.
final
child Widget
The widget below this widget in the tree.
final
hashCode int
The hash code for this object.
@nonVirtual, read-only, inherited
initialIndex int
The initial index of the selected tab.
final
key Key?
Controls how one widget replaces another widget in the tree.
final, inherited
length int
The total number of tabs.
final
runtimeType Type
A representation of the runtime type of the object.
read-only, inherited

Methods

createElement() StatefulElement
Creates a StatefulElement to manage this widget's location in the tree.
inherited
createState() State<DefaultTabController>
Creates the mutable state for this widget at a given location in the tree.
override
debugDescribeChildren() List<DiagnosticsNode>
Returns a list of DiagnosticsNode objects describing this node's children.
@protected, inherited
debugFillProperties(DiagnosticPropertiesBuilder properties) → void
Add additional properties associated with the node.
inherited
noSuchMethod(Invocation invocation) → dynamic
Invoked when a non-existent method or property is accessed.
inherited
toDiagnosticsNode({String? name, DiagnosticsTreeStyle? style}) DiagnosticsNode
Returns a debug representation of the object that is used by debugging tools and by DiagnosticsNode.toStringDeep.
inherited
toString({DiagnosticLevel minLevel = DiagnosticLevel.info}) String
A string representation of this object.
inherited
toStringDeep({String prefixLineOne = '', String? prefixOtherLines, DiagnosticLevel minLevel = DiagnosticLevel.debug}) String
Returns a string representation of this node and its descendants.
inherited
toStringShallow({String joiner = ', ', DiagnosticLevel minLevel = DiagnosticLevel.debug}) String
Returns a one-line detailed description of the object.
inherited
toStringShort() String
A short, textual description of this widget.
inherited

Operators

operator ==(Object other) bool
The equality operator.
@nonVirtual, inherited

Static Methods

of(BuildContext context) TabController?
The closest instance of this class that encloses the given context.