© Fu Cheng 2019
F. ChengFlutter Recipeshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4982-6_4

4. Widget Basics

Fu Cheng1 
Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand

When building Flutter apps, most of the time you are dealing with widgets. This chapter provides basic background information about widgets in Flutter. It also covers several basic widgets that display texts, images, icons, buttons, and placeholders.

4.1 Understanding Widgets


You want to know how to use components in Flutter.


Widgets are everywhere in Flutter.


If you have been involved in development of user interface, you should be familiar with concepts like widgets or components. These concepts represent reusable building blocks to create user interface. A good user interface ...

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