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  • Last Updated : 18 Oct, 2022
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TextButton is a built-in widget in Flutter which derives its design from Google’s Material Design Library. It is a simple Button without any border that listens for onPressed and onLongPress gestures. It has a style property that accepts ButtonStyle as value, using this style property developers can customize the TextButton however they want.

The constructor of TextButton Class:

const TextButton({
  Key? key,
  required void Function()? onPressed,
  void Function()? onLongPress,
  void Function(bool)? onHover,
  void Function(bool)? onFocusChange,
  ButtonStyle? style,
  FocusNode? focusNode,
  bool autofocus = false,
  Clip clipBehavior = Clip.none,
  required Widget child,
})

Properties of TextButton Widget:

  • onPressed: (required) This property takes a Function that returns void. That function will be invoked whenever the TextButton is pressed.
  • onLongPress: This property also takes a Function that returns void. That function will be invoked whenever the TextButton is long pressed.
  • onHover: onHover property takes a void Function which takes a boolean value as its only parameter. The passed parameter is true if a pointer entered the button response area and is false when a pointer leaves the button response area.
  • onFocusChange: onFocusChange property also takes a void Function which takes a boolean value as its only parameter. The passed parameter is true if the button gains focus and is false if the button loses focus.
  • style: This optional property accepts ButtonStyle as an object. It is used for customizing the look of the TextButton.
  • focusNode: An optional focus node to use as the focus node for TextButton.
  • autofocus: Pass true if you want this widget as the initial focus when no other node in its scope is currently focused. The default value is false.
  • clipBehaviour: Accept value of type Clip enum. The default value is Clip.none.
  • child: (required) The child widget of TextButton Widget.

Example1: In the example below, we used TextButton’s onPressed property to launch the URL when we press the TextButton.

Dart




import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:url_launcher/url_launcher.dart';
 
void main() {
  runApp(const MyApp());
}
 
class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({Key? key}) : super(key: key);
 
  // This widget is the root of your application.
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Gfg TextButton Demo',
      theme: ThemeData(
        primarySwatch: Colors.green,
      ),
      home: const Home(),
    );
  }
}
 
class Home extends StatelessWidget {
  const Home({Key? key}) : super(key: key);
 
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: Text("Gfg TextButton Demo"),
      ),
      body: Center(
        child: Column(
          mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.center,
          children: [
            Padding(
              padding: const EdgeInsets.only(bottom: 35),
              child: Image.network(
            ),
            TextButton(
              child: Text(
                "Visit GeeksforGeeks",
                style: TextStyle(fontSize: 25),
              ),
              onPressed: () async {
                const String _url = "https://www.geeksforgeeks.org";
                if (await canLaunch(_url)) {
                  launch(_url);
                } else {
                  throw "Could not launch $_url";
                }
              },
            )
          ],
        ),
      ),
    );
  }
}


Output:

Example2: In this example, we used TextButton’s style property to change the style of the text button.

Dart




import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:url_launcher/url_launcher.dart';
 
void main() {
  runApp(const MyApp());
}
 
class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({Key? key}) : super(key: key);
 
  // This widget is the root of your application.
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Gfg TextButton Demo',
      theme: ThemeData(
        primarySwatch: Colors.green,
      ),
      home: const Home(),
    );
  }
}
 
class Home extends StatefulWidget {
  const Home({Key? key}) : super(key: key);
 
  @override
  State<Home> createState() => _HomeState();
}
 
class _HomeState extends State<Home> {
  String _buttonText = "Text Button";
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: Text("Gfg TextButton Demo"),
      ),
      body: Center(
        child: Column(
          mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.center,
          children: [
            Padding(
              padding: const EdgeInsets.only(bottom: 35),
              child: Image.network(
            ),
            TextButton(
              child: Text(
                _buttonText,
                style: TextStyle(fontSize: 25),
              ),
              onPressed: () {},
              style: TextButton.styleFrom(
                  foregroundColor: Colors.red,
                  elevation: 2,
                  backgroundColor: Colors.amber),
            ),
          ],
        ),
      ),
    );
  }
}


Output:


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