How to use Stack widget in Flutter

In this Google flutter code example we are going to learn how to use Stack widget in Flutter.

You can copy and adopt this source code example to your android project without reinventing the wheel.

The comments on the code provide more detailed explanation

The code is based on flutter version 1.

main.dart (App entry point)

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'stack.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 Baseline Widget',
      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: BasicStack(),


import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

class BasicStack extends StatelessWidget {
  //A widget that positions its children relative to the edges of its box.
  //you can place widgets on top of each other with this widget, for ex, placeing a Text wdiget on top an Image
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(title: Text("Stack Widget")),
      body: Stack(
        //here, we'll place a text on top an image and position the text to the bottom left corner
        children: <Widget>[
          new Image.asset(
            height: double.infinity,
            width: double.infinity,
            fit: BoxFit.fill,
          //lets position the text to the bottom left corner
            bottom: 15.0,
            left: 20.0,
            child: Text("",
                style: TextStyle(
                    fontWeight: FontWeight.bold,
                    fontSize: 28.0,
                    color: Colors.white)),

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