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How to use hexadecimal colour strings in Flutter

Mighty
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Originally published at mightytechno.com Updated on ・1 min read

Flutter natively not supported by setting colors as a hex string value. But we can implement a simple method to do that job.

Method to convert a hexadecimal string to colour

These are the steps need to follow when converting hex string to int colour.

  1. Remove the # value
  2. Add 0xFF to the front of the string if the colour doesn't have opacity value.
  3. If the colour string has opacity value, discard the FF and append-only 0x.
  4. Convert to Color.
       Color colorConvert(String color) {
            color = color.replaceAll("#", "");
            if (color.length == 6) {
              return Color(int.parse("0xFF"+color));
            } else if (color.length == 8) {
              return Color(int.parse("0x"+color));
            }
          }
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hexadecimal colour strings in Flutter

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aboutandre

Hey @mightytechno ,
I am just learning Flutter. So maybe this is not so good.
But Android Studio was complaining that there was no return value:

  • info: This function has a return type of 'Color', but doesn't end with a return statement.

So I wrote like this:

Color colorConvert(String color) {
  color = color.replaceAll("#", "");
  var converted;
  if (color.length == 6) {
    converted = Color(int.parse("0xFF" + color));
  } else if (color.length == 8) {
    converted = Color(int.parse("0x" + color));
  }
  return converted;
}
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