[Solved] Flutter: Auto Vertical Height in ListView.builder

Question

Asked by CharukaHS on January 03, 2019 (source).

I'm trying to show some Cards with the ListView.builder
I want to set the heights of each card automatically to the height of its children content

class HomePage extends StatelessWidget {
 Widget _buildListItems(BuildContext context, DocumentSnapshot document) {
  return Center(
   child: Card(
    child: Column(
      children: <Widget>[
        ListTile(
          title: Text(document['title']),
          subtitle: Text(document['subtitle']),
        ),
        Expanded(
          child: Container(
            padding: EdgeInsets.all(20.0),
            child: Text(
              document['summary'],
              softWrap: true,
            ),
          ),
        )
      ],
    ),
  ),
);
}


@override
Widget build(BuildContext context) {
return Scaffold(
  appBar: AppBar(
    title: Text('Title'),
    centerTitle: true,
  ),
  body: StreamBuilder(
    stream: Firestore.instance.collection('randomDB').snapshots(),
    builder: (context, snapshot) {
      if (!snapshot.hasData) return const Text('Loading...');
      return ListView.builder(
        itemExtent: 225.0,
        itemCount: snapshot.data.documents.length,
        itemBuilder: (context, index) =>
            _buildListItems(context, snapshot.data.documents[index]),
      );
    },
  ),
}

When document['summary'] is too long, it makes the text overflow through the card widget. For this time all I do is increase itemExtent in ListView.Builder

Is there a way to set the heights of ListView dynamically?

Answer

Question answered by Mod (source).

Just add shrinkWrap: true.

& Remove itemExtent: 225.0,

ListView.builder(
  shrinkWrap: true,
  itemCount:  snapshot.data.documents.length,
  itemBuilder: (context, index) =>
        _buildListItems(context, snapshot.data.documents[index]),
 },
),
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