RadialGradient class

A 2D radial gradient.

This class is used by BoxDecoration to represent radial gradients. This abstracts out the arguments to the ui.Gradient.radial constructor from the dart:ui library.

A normal radial gradient has a center and a radius. The center point corresponds to 0.0, and the ring at radius from the center corresponds to 1.0. These lengths are expressed in fractions, so that the same gradient can be reused with varying sized boxes without changing the parameters. (This contrasts with ui.Gradient.radial, whose arguments are expressed in logical pixels.)

It is also possible to create a two-point (or focal pointed) radial gradient (which is sometimes referred to as a two point conic gradient, but is not the same as a CSS conic gradient which corresponds to a SweepGradient). A focal point and focalRadius can be specified similarly to center and radius, which will make the rendered gradient appear to be pointed or directed in the direction of the focal point. This is only important if focal and center are not equal or focalRadius > 0.0 (as this case is visually identical to a normal radial gradient). One important case to avoid is having focal and center both resolve to Offset.zero when focalRadius > 0.0. In such a case, a valid shader cannot be created by the framework.

The colors are described by a list of Color objects. There must be at least two colors. The stops list, if specified, must have the same length as colors. It specifies fractions of the radius between 0.0 and 1.0, giving concentric rings for each color stop. If it is null, a uniform distribution is assumed.

The region of the canvas beyond radius from the center is colored according to tileMode.

Typically this class is used with BoxDecoration, which does the painting. To use a RadialGradient to paint on a canvas directly, see createShader.

This function draws a gradient that looks like a sun in a blue sky.
void paintSky(Canvas canvas, Rect rect) {
  const RadialGradient gradient = RadialGradient(
    center: Alignment(0.7, -0.6), // near the top right
    radius: 0.2,
    colors: <Color>[
      Color(0xFFFFFF00), // yellow sun
      Color(0xFF0099FF), // blue sky
    stops: <double>[0.4, 1.0],
  // rect is the area we are painting over
  final Paint paint = Paint()
    ..shader = gradient.createShader(rect);
  canvas.drawRect(rect, paint);

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RadialGradient({AlignmentGeometry center = Alignment.center, double radius = 0.5, required List<Color> colors, List<double>? stops, TileMode tileMode = TileMode.clamp, AlignmentGeometry? focal, double focalRadius = 0.0, GradientTransform? transform})
Creates a radial gradient.


center AlignmentGeometry
The center of the gradient, as an offset into the (-1.0, -1.0) x (1.0, 1.0) square describing the gradient which will be mapped onto the paint box.
colors List<Color>
The colors the gradient should obtain at each of the stops.
focal AlignmentGeometry?
The focal point of the gradient. If specified, the gradient will appear to be focused along the vector from center to focal.
focalRadius double
The radius of the focal point of gradient, as a fraction of the shortest side of the paint box.
hashCode int
The hash code for this object.
radius double
The radius of the gradient, as a fraction of the shortest side of the paint box.
runtimeType Type
A representation of the runtime type of the object.
stops List<double>?
A list of values from 0.0 to 1.0 that denote fractions along the gradient.
tileMode TileMode
How this gradient should tile the plane beyond the outer ring at radius pixels from the center.
transform GradientTransform?
The transform, if any, to apply to the gradient.


createShader(Rect rect, {TextDirection? textDirection}) Shader
Creates a Shader for this gradient to fill the given rect.
lerpFrom(Gradient? a, double t) Gradient?
Linearly interpolates from another Gradient to this.
lerpTo(Gradient? b, double t) Gradient?
Linearly interpolates from this to another Gradient.
noSuchMethod(Invocation invocation) → dynamic
Invoked when a nonexistent method or property is accessed.
scale(double factor) RadialGradient
Returns a new RadialGradient with its colors scaled by the given factor.
toString() String
A string representation of this object.


operator ==(Object other) bool
The equality operator.

Static Methods

lerp(RadialGradient? a, RadialGradient? b, double t) RadialGradient?
Linearly interpolate between two RadialGradients.