How to Create TextField Input with Icon in Flutter

In this Google flutter code example we are going to learn how to create text field input with icon in flutter.

The code is based on flutter version 1.0.0

Main.dart (App entry point)

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'week3/textfield_with_icon_task-11.dart';

void main() => runApp(MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  // This widget is the root of your application.
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Flutter Demo',
      debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
      theme: ThemeData(
        // This is the theme of your application.
        // Try running your application with "flutter run". You'll see the
        // application has a blue toolbar. Then, without quitting the app, try
        // changing the primarySwatch below to and then invoke
        // "hot reload" (press "r" in the console where you ran "flutter run",
        // or simply save your changes to "hot reload" in a Flutter IDE).
        // Notice that the counter didn't reset back to zero; the application
        // is not restarted.
      //home: MyHomePage(title: 'Flutter Demo Home Page'),
      home: TextFieldIcon(),
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

class TextFieldIcon extends StatelessWidget {
  TextEditingController _textFieldController = TextEditingController();

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: Text('TextField with Icon Example'),
      body: Center(
        child: Padding(
          //Add padding around textfield
          padding: EdgeInsets.symmetric(horizontal: 25.0),
          child: TextField(
            controller: _textFieldController,
            decoration: InputDecoration(
              hintText: "Enter Username",
              //add icon outside input field
              icon: Icon(Icons.person),
              //add icon to the beginning of text field
              //prefixIcon: Icon(Icons.person),
              //can also add icon to the end of the textfiled
              //suffixIcon: Icon(Icons.remove_red_eye),

flutter text field with icon

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