A material design app bar.

An app bar consists of a toolbar and potentially other widgets, such as a TabBar and a FlexibleSpaceBar. App bars typically expose one or more common actions with IconButtons which are optionally followed by a PopupMenuButton for less common operations (sometimes called the "overflow menu").

App bars are typically used in the Scaffold.appBar property, which places the app bar as a fixed-height widget at the top of the screen. For a scrollable app bar, see SliverAppBar, which embeds an AppBar in a sliver for use in a CustomScrollView.

The AppBar displays the toolbar widgets, leading, title, and actions, above the bottom (if any). The bottom is usually used for a TabBar. If a flexibleSpace widget is specified then it is stacked behind the toolbar and the bottom widget. The following diagram shows where each of these slots appears in the toolbar when the writing language is left-to-right (e.g. English):

The leading widget is in the top left, the actions are in the top right,
the title is between them. The bottom is, naturally, at the bottom, and the
flexibleSpace is behind all of them.

If the leading widget is omitted, but the AppBar is in a Scaffold with a Drawer, then a button will be inserted to open the drawer. Otherwise, if the nearest Navigator has any previous routes, a BackButton is inserted instead. This behavior can be turned off by setting the automaticallyImplyLeading to false. In that case a null leading widget will result in the middle/title widget stretching to start.

Sample code

new AppBar(
  title: new Text('My Fancy Dress'),
  actions: <Widget>[
    new IconButton(
      icon: new Icon(Icons.playlist_play),
      tooltip: 'Air it',
      onPressed: _airDress,
    new IconButton(
      icon: new Icon(Icons.playlist_add),
      tooltip: 'Restitch it',
      onPressed: _restitchDress,
    new IconButton(
      icon: new Icon(Icons.playlist_add_check),
      tooltip: 'Repair it',
      onPressed: _repairDress,

See also:



AppBar({Key key, Widget leading, bool automaticallyImplyLeading: true, Widget title, List<Widget> actions, Widget flexibleSpace, PreferredSizeWidget bottom, double elevation: 4.0, Color backgroundColor, Brightness brightness, IconThemeData iconTheme, TextTheme textTheme, bool primary: true, bool centerTitle, double titleSpacing: NavigationToolbar.kMiddleSpacing, double toolbarOpacity: 1.0, double bottomOpacity: 1.0 })
Creates a material design app bar. [...]


actions List<Widget>
Widgets to display after the title widget. [...]
automaticallyImplyLeading bool
Controls whether we should try to imply the leading widget if null. [...]
backgroundColor Color
The color to use for the app bar's material. Typically this should be set along with brightness, iconTheme, textTheme. [...]
bottom PreferredSizeWidget
This widget appears across the bottom of the app bar. [...]
bottomOpacity double
How opaque the bottom part of the app bar is. [...]
brightness Brightness
The brightness of the app bar's material. Typically this is set along with backgroundColor, iconTheme, textTheme. [...]
centerTitle bool
Whether the title should be centered. [...]
elevation double
The z-coordinate at which to place this app bar. This controls the size of the shadow below the app bar. [...]
flexibleSpace Widget
This widget is stacked behind the toolbar and the tabbar. It's height will be the same as the the app bar's overall height. [...]
iconTheme IconThemeData
The color, opacity, and size to use for app bar icons. Typically this is set along with backgroundColor, brightness, textTheme. [...]
leading Widget
A widget to display before the title. [...]
preferredSize Size
A size whose height is the sum of kToolbarHeight and the bottom widget's preferred height. [...]
@override, final
primary bool
Whether this app bar is being displayed at the top of the screen. [...]
textTheme TextTheme
The typographic styles to use for text in the app bar. Typically this is set along with brightness backgroundColor, iconTheme. [...]
title Widget
The primary widget displayed in the appbar. [...]
titleSpacing double
The spacing around title content on the horizontal axis. This spacing is applied even if there is no leading content or actions. If you want title to take all the space available, set this value to 0.0. [...]
toolbarOpacity double
How opaque the toolbar part of the app bar is. [...]
hashCode int
The hash code for this object. [...]
read-only, inherited
key Key
Controls how one widget replaces another widget in the tree. [...]
final, inherited
runtimeType Type
A representation of the runtime type of the object.
read-only, inherited


createState() → _AppBarState
Creates the mutable state for this widget at a given location in the tree. [...]
createElement() StatefulElement
Creates a StatefulElement to manage this widget's location in the tree. [...]
debugDescribeChildren() List<DiagnosticsNode>
Returns a list of DiagnosticsNode objects describing this node's children. [...]
@protected, inherited
debugFillProperties(DiagnosticPropertiesBuilder description) → void
Add additional properties associated with the node. [...]
noSuchMethod(Invocation invocation) → dynamic
Invoked when a non-existent method or property is accessed. [...]
toDiagnosticsNode({String name, DiagnosticsTreeStyle style }) DiagnosticsNode
Returns a debug representation of the object that is used by debugging tools and by toStringDeep. [...]
toString({DiagnosticLevel minLevel: DiagnosticLevel.debug }) String
Returns a string representation of this object.
toStringDeep({String prefixLineOne: '', String prefixOtherLines, DiagnosticLevel minLevel: DiagnosticLevel.debug }) String
Returns a string representation of this node and its descendants. [...]
toStringShallow({String joiner: ', ', DiagnosticLevel minLevel: DiagnosticLevel.debug }) String
Returns a one-line detailed description of the object. [...]
toStringShort() String
A short, textual description of this widget.


operator ==(other) bool
The equality operator. [...]