How to implement a horizontal GridView in Flutter

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In order to make a horizontal GridView in Flutter, just set its scrollDirection property to Axis.horizontal, like this:

 GridView(
     scrollDirection: Axis.horizontal,
     gridDelegate: SliverGridDelegateWithMaxCrossAxisExtent(
                maxCrossAxisExtent: 200,
                childAspectRatio: 3 / 2,
                crossAxisSpacing: 20,
                mainAxisSpacing: 20
     ),
     children: [
               // Some widgets
     ],
),

Example 1

Screen capture:

The code:

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

void main() {
  runApp(const MyApp());
}

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return const MaterialApp(
      // Hide the debug banner
      debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
      title: 'Kindacode.com',
      home: HomePage(),
    );
  }
}

class HomePage extends StatelessWidget {
  const HomePage({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: const Text('Kindacode.com'),
      ),
      body: SafeArea(
        child: SizedBox(
          width: double.infinity,
          height: 300,
          child: GridView(
            scrollDirection: Axis.horizontal,
            gridDelegate: const SliverGridDelegateWithMaxCrossAxisExtent(
                maxCrossAxisExtent: 250,
                childAspectRatio: 1 / 2,
                crossAxisSpacing: 20,
                mainAxisSpacing: 20),
            children: [
              Container(
                color: Colors.amber,
                alignment: Alignment.center,
                child: const Text(
                  '1',
                  style: TextStyle(fontSize: 30),
                ),
              ),
              Container(
                color: Colors.amber,
                alignment: Alignment.center,
                child: const Text(
                  '2',
                  style: TextStyle(fontSize: 30),
                ),
              ),
              Container(
                color: Colors.amber,
                alignment: Alignment.center,
                child: const Text(
                  '3',
                  style: TextStyle(fontSize: 30),
                ),
              ),
              Container(
                color: Colors.amber,
                alignment: Alignment.center,
                child: const Text(
                  '4',
                  style: TextStyle(fontSize: 30),
                ),
              ),
              Container(
                color: Colors.amber,
                alignment: Alignment.center,
                child: const Text(
                  '5',
                  style: TextStyle(fontSize: 30),
                ),
              ),
              Container(
                color: Colors.amber,
                alignment: Alignment.center,
                child: const Text(
                  '6',
                  style: TextStyle(fontSize: 30),
                ),
              ),
              Container(
                color: Colors.amber,
                alignment: Alignment.center,
                child: const Text(
                  '7',
                  style: TextStyle(fontSize: 30),
                ),
              ),
              Container(
                color: Colors.amber,
                alignment: Alignment.center,
                child: const Text(
                  '8',
                  style: TextStyle(fontSize: 30),
                ),
              ),
            ],
          ),
        ),
      ),
    );
  }
}

Example 2: Using GridView.builder

Screen record:

The code:

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

void main() {
  runApp(const MyApp());
}

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      // Hide the debug banner
      debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
      title: 'Kindacode.com',
      home: HomePage(),
    );
  }
}

class HomePage extends StatelessWidget {
  HomePage({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  // Generating dummy data for testing purpose
  final List dummyData = List.generate(10000, (index) => '$index');
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: const Text('Kindacode.com'),
      ),
      body: SafeArea(
        child: SizedBox(
          width: double.infinity,
          height: 300,
          child: GridView.builder(
            scrollDirection: Axis.horizontal,
            itemCount: dummyData.length,
            gridDelegate: const SliverGridDelegateWithMaxCrossAxisExtent(
                maxCrossAxisExtent: 250,
                childAspectRatio: 3 / 2,
                crossAxisSpacing: 20,
                mainAxisSpacing: 20),
            itemBuilder: (context, index) {
              return GridTile(
                  child: Container(
                      color: Colors.blue[200],
                      alignment: Alignment.center,
                      child: Text(dummyData[index])));
            },
          ),
        ),
      ),
    );
  }
}

Final Words

You’ve walked through a few examples of implementing horizontal grid views. If you’d like to gain more knowledge about the grid stuff and explore more new and interesting stuff about Flutter, take a look at the following articles:

You can also take a tour around our Flutter topic page and Dart topic page to see the latest tutorials and examples.

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