Solved: How to create space between ListTiles in Flutter ReorderableListView


Asked by JS1 on January 11, 2022 (source).

I have a ReorderableListView who looks like this :

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And I would like it to have space between his ListTile like in the ListView.separated below :

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The problem is that I don't want to use ListView.separated because you can't drag and drop ListTiles with it.

Update Solution found :

I used Varun's answer below of wrapping my ListTile in a Column, but instead of using a SizedBox I used a Container to be able to change the color of the space from white to my background color:

          height: 5.0,
          color: MyColors.myBackgroundColor


Question answered by Varun K (source).

Wrap your ListTile in a column and use SizedBox to separate list items. Use key in column, not inside ListTile.

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

void main() => runApp(const MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  static const String _title = 'Flutter Code Sample';

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: _title,
      home: Scaffold(
        appBar: AppBar(title: const Text(_title)),
        body: const MyStatefulWidget(),

class MyStatefulWidget extends StatefulWidget {
  const MyStatefulWidget({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  State<MyStatefulWidget> createState() => _MyStatefulWidgetState();

class _MyStatefulWidgetState extends State<MyStatefulWidget> {
  final List<int> _items = List<int>.generate(50, (int index) => index);

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    final ColorScheme colorScheme = Theme.of(context).colorScheme;
    final Color oddItemColor = colorScheme.primary.withOpacity(0.05);
    final Color evenItemColor = colorScheme.primary.withOpacity(0.15);

    return ReorderableListView(
      padding: const EdgeInsets.symmetric(horizontal: 40),
      children: <Widget>[
        for (int index = 0; index < _items.length; index++)
            key: Key('$index'),
            children: [
                tileColor: _items[index].isOdd ? oddItemColor : evenItemColor,
                title: Text('Item ${_items[index]}'),
                height: 5,
      onReorder: (int oldIndex, int newIndex) {
        setState(() {
          if (oldIndex < newIndex) {
            newIndex -= 1;
          final int item = _items.removeAt(oldIndex);
          _items.insert(newIndex, item);

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