Solved: Flutter: How to make a button expand to the size of its parent?

Question

Asked by fuzzylogical on April 06, 2018 (source).

I am trying to create square buttons, but Expanded doesn't seem to work the same as it does with containers. Take the following code for example

new Expanded(
 flex: 2,
   child: new Column(
     children: <Widget>[
       new Expanded(
         child:new Row(
           children: <Widget>[
             new Expanded(child: new MaterialButton(...)),
             new Expanded(child: new MaterialButton(....)),

             new Expanded(child: new Container(color: Colors.red)),
             new Expanded(child: new Container(color: Colors.green)),
           ]
         )
       )
     ],
   )
 )

 ....

It displays two buttons that are expanded horizontally, but not vertically. At the same time the containers will expand both horizontally and vertically. The same effect occurs if I do the following:

new Expanded(
 flex: 2,
   child: new Column(
     children: <Widget>[
       new Expanded(
         child:new Column(
           children: <Widget>[
             new Expanded(child: new MaterialButton(...)),
             new Expanded(child: new MaterialButton(....)),

             new Expanded(child: new Container(color: Colors.red)),
             new Expanded(child: new Container(color: Colors.green)),
           ]
         )
       )
     ],
   )
 )

 ....

Where I've changed the Row to Column. The buttons will expand vertically, but not horizontally, while the containers will do both.

Is there a way have my buttons expand to fit their parent both vertically and horizontally?

Answer

Question answered by Shady A (source).

Add the crossAxisAlignment property to your Row;

crossAxisAlignment: CrossAxisAlignment.stretch
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