How to remove extra padding around AppBar leading icon in Flutter

Issue

In my Flutter app, I have this AppBar

Widget setAppBar(){
  return new AppBar(
    title: addAppBarTextWidget('Explore'),
    elevation: 0.0,
    leading: addLeadingIcon(),
    actions: <Widget>[
      addAppBarActionWidget(Constant.iconNotification, 22.0, 16.0, 8.0),
      addAppBarActionWidget(Constant.iconProfile, 30.0, 30.0, 15.0)
    ],
  );
}

Widget addLeadingIcon(){
  return new Container(
    height: 25.0,
    width: 25.0,
    padding: const EdgeInsets.fromLTRB(0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0),
    margin: const EdgeInsets.fromLTRB(0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0),
    child: new Stack(
      alignment: AlignmentDirectional.center,
      children: <Widget>[
        new Image.asset(
          Constant.iconNotification,
          width: 25.0,
          height: 25.0,
        ),
        new FlatButton(
            onPressed: (){
              onLeadingShowCategoryClick();
            }
        )
      ],
    ),
  );
}

it looks like:

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As you can see on the AppBar, there is some extra padding around the
leading icon. How can I remove this extra padding.

Solution

You can’t do this because it is a predefined widget.
You can, however, do this:

appBar: AppBar(
  automaticallyImplyLeading: false, // Don't show the leading button
  title: Row(
    mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.start,
    crossAxisAlignment: CrossAxisAlignment.center,
    children: <Widget>[
      IconButton(
        onPressed: () => Navigator.pop(context),
        icon: Icon(Icons.arrow_back, color: Colors.white),
      ),
      // Your widgets here
    ],
  ),
),

Where automaticallyImplyLeading: true hides the leading IconButton so you can add your own widgets.

Answered By – Adrian

Answer Checked By – Cary Denson (FlutterFixes Admin)

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