Flutter - How to limit text length

Question

Asked by Bertho J on August 28, 2019 (source).

I'm new in flutter. How to limit text when I use TextSpan widget?

My code

Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Padding(
      padding: const EdgeInsets.symmetric(vertical: 8.0),
      child: Row(
        children: <Widget>[
          Expanded(
            flex: 2,
            child: Row(
              children: <Widget>[
                Stack(
                  children: <Widget>[
                    ClipRRect(
                      borderRadius: BorderRadius.all(Radius.circular(8)),
                      child: Image.asset(
                        lastPlayedGame.imagePath,
                        height: 60,
                        width: 45,
                        fit: BoxFit.cover,
                      ),
                    ),
                    Positioned(
                      left: 8,
                      right: 8,
                      top: 0,
                      bottom: 0,
                      child: Container(
                        decoration: BoxDecoration(
                          shape: BoxShape.circle,
                          color: Colors.white,
                        ),
                        child: Icon(
                          Icons.play_arrow,
                          color: Colors.red,
                        ),
                      ),
                    ),
                  ],
                ),
                Padding(
                  padding: const EdgeInsets.symmetric(horizontal: 12),
                  child: RichText(
                    text: TextSpan(children: [
                      TextSpan(text: lastPlayedGame.name, style: headingTwoTextStyle,),
                      TextSpan(text: '\n'),
                      TextSpan(text: "${lastPlayedGame.hoursPlayed} hours played", style: bodyTextStyle),
                    ]),
                  ),
                )
              ],
            ),
          ),
          Expanded(
            child: GameProgressWidget(screenWidth: screenWidth, gameProgress: gameProgress),
          ),
        ],
      ),
    );
  }
}

When run in my android device, error found A RenderFlex overflowed by 15 pixels on the right.

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How to limit text lenght? Maybe check, if text it maximum in screen, will show Assasin's Creed... (with dots maybe ?)

Thanks

Answer

Question answered by NiklasPor (source).

If you want to use your RichText Widget inside a Row and prevent the overflow with an ellipsis, you first have to wrap it inside a Flexible. The Flexible shows the Row that the RichText can be shrinked.

After wrapping the RichText inside a Flexible, simply add overflow: TextOverflow.ellipsis to your RichText. Here a minimal example with a RichText inside an Flexible inside a Row.

Demo

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

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

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      home: Scaffold(
        body: Center(
            child: Container(
              padding: EdgeInsets.all(4.0),
          color: Colors.lime,
          width: 200.0,
          child: Row(
            children: <Widget>[
              Flexible(
                child: RichText(
                  overflow: TextOverflow.ellipsis,
                  strutStyle: StrutStyle(fontSize: 12.0),
                  text: TextSpan(
                      style: TextStyle(color: Colors.black),
                      text: 'A very long text :)'),
                ),
              ),
              Container(
                width: 100.0,
                height: 100.0,
                color: Colors.orangeAccent,
              )
            ],
          ),
        )),
      ),
    );
  }
}

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