Differences between SliverList vs ListView in Flutter

Issue

What are the differences between SliverList and ListView in Flutter?

Solution

There’s almost no difference.

ListView is a SliverList. Same with GridView, which is a SliverGrid.

They are doing exactly the same thing. The only difference between them is that SliverList is a sliver, not a widget. Which means it’s used inside a ScrollView, usually CustomScrollView.

ListView is nothing else but a biding of SliverList to transform it into a Widget to make it usable alongside other widgets such as Row/Container.


Most of the time, use ListView.

But if you want advanced scroll behavior such as appbar animations with scroll ; you’ll need to use a CustomScrollView. Which will force you to use SliverList instead of ListView.

Answered By – Rémi Rousselet

Answer Checked By – Pedro (FlutterFixes Volunteer)

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