How to Disable Textfield Input in Flutter

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

The code is based on flutter version 1.0.0

Main.dart (App entry point)

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'week3/disable_textfield_task-6.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: DisableTextField(),
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

class DisableTextField extends StatefulWidget {
  DisableTextFieldState createState() {
    return new DisableTextFieldState();

class DisableTextFieldState extends State<DisableTextField> {
  TextEditingController _textFieldController = TextEditingController();
  bool _isEnabled = true;

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: Text('Disable TextField Example'),
      body: Center(
        child: Column(
          children: <Widget>[
              child: Center(
                child: Padding(
                  //Add padding around textfield
                  padding: EdgeInsets.symmetric(horizontal: 25.0),
                  child: TextField(
                    controller: _textFieldController,
                    //Set this field to enable or disable (true or flase)
                    enabled: _isEnabled,
                    decoration: InputDecoration(hintText: "TextField"),
              onPressed: () => setState(() => _isEnabled = !_isEnabled),
              child: Text(_isEnabled ? "Disable" : "Enable"),
            SizedBox(height: 12.0),

flutter disable textfield input

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