How to programmatically change Z-Index of widget Stack in Flutter

Issue

As you can see in this Stack the yellow cube is at the bellow of a purple cube.

when I click, I want to change the index of the yellow cube to transform it from index 0 to 1 and the purple cube from index 1 to 0, vice versa.

square

I tried IndexedStack but it’s only showing a single child from a list of children.

class _FlipIndex extends State<FlipIndex> {

  int currentIndex = 0;

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Center(
      child: GestureDetector(
        onTap: (){
          // Change Z-Index of widget
        },
        child: Stack(
          alignment: Alignment.center,
          children: [
            Transform.translate(
              offset: Offset(-30.0, 0.0),
              child: Container(
                width: 100,
                height: 100,
                decoration: BoxDecoration(
                  color: Colors.yellow,
                  shape: BoxShape.rectangle,
                ),
              ),
            ),
            Transform.translate(
              offset: Offset(30.0, 0.0),
              child: Container(
                width: 100,
                height: 100,
                decoration: BoxDecoration(
                  color: Colors.purple,
                  shape: BoxShape.rectangle,
                ),
              ),
            ),
          ],
        ),
      ),
    );
  }
}

Solution

try this:

class _FlipIndex extends State<FlipIndex> {
  List<Widget> _stackChildren = [];
  int currentIndex = 0;

  @override
  void initState() {
    super.initState();
    _stackChildren.add(_stackChild(Colors.yellow, 30));
    _stackChildren.add(_stackChild(Colors.green, -30));
  }

  //call this function for swapping items
  void _swapOrder() {
    Widget _first = _stackChildren[0];
    _stackChildren.removeAt(0);
    _stackChildren.add(_first);
    setState(() {});
  }

  Widget _stackChild(Color childColor, double xOffset) {
    return Transform.translate(
      key: UniqueKey(),
      offset: Offset(xOffset, 0.0),
      child: Container(
        width: 100,
        height: 100,
        decoration: BoxDecoration(
          color: childColor,
          shape: BoxShape.rectangle,
        ),
      ),
    );
  }

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Center(
      child: GestureDetector(
        onTap: () {
          _swapOrder();
        },
        child: Stack(
          alignment: Alignment.center,
          children: _stackChildren,
        ),
      ),
    );
  }
}

Answered By – Jim

Answer Checked By – Mildred Charles (FlutterFixes Admin)

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