Establishes a scope in which widgets can receive focus.

The focus tree keeps track of which widget is the user's current focus. The focused widget often listens for keyboard events.

The a focus scope does not itself receive focus but instead helps remember previous focus states. A scope is currently active when its node is the first focus of its parent scope. To activate a FocusScope, either use the autofocus property or explicitly make the node the first focus in the parent scope:


When a FocusScope is removed from the tree, the previously active FocusScope becomes active again.

See also:

  • FocusScopeNode, which is the associated node in the focus tree.
  • FocusNode, which is a leaf node in the focus tree that can receive focus.


FocusScope({Key key, @required FocusScopeNode node, bool autofocus: false, Widget child })
Creates a scope in which widgets can receive focus. [...]


autofocus bool
Whether this scope should attempt to become active when first added to the tree.
child Widget
The widget below this widget in the tree.
node FocusScopeNode
Controls whether this scope is currently active.
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() → _FocusScopeState
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. [...]

Static Methods

of(BuildContext context) FocusScopeNode
Returns the node of the FocusScope that most tightly encloses the given BuildContext.