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Constraints - STRETCH

This document is based on horizontally stretched element. (which applies the same to vertically stretched.)

Before we start, we recommand you to read Figma Constraint docs. in this document, we only handle STRETCH

Web - Css

1. using position + l + r

.container {
position: relative;
left: 16px;
right: 16px;

2. using width: auto

.container {
width: auto; /* which is not required explicitly, since the default value is auto. */
margin-left: 16px;
margin-right: 16px;

Experimental There are css experimental values for width. (This might be a standard way on the future) At this point, no valid documents are available, we do not support below values.

  • width:stretch
  • width:fill



In flutter or any other platforms, the approach differs.

setting width or height to double.infinity

Using infinity size

// height: double.infinity, // stretch vertically
width: double.infinity, // stretch horizontally
margin: EdgeInsets.all(16), // this will stretch horizontally with 16 spaces.
child: SomeChild()

Using positioned (like css)

Stack(                             /* <----- */
children: [
left: 0, /* <----- */
right: 0, /* <----- */
child: Container(
margin: EdgeInsets.all(4),
padding: EdgeInsets.all(4),
// see here, no infinity size is required /* width: double.infinity, */
child: Text('Hello, World!', style: Theme.of(context).textTheme.headline4))


// does not have to be a column. the important part is `IntrinsicSize.Max`
Column(Modifier.width(IntrinsicSize.Max)) {

Note - The problem & Good to know

While css can handle all figma constraints (including STRETCH) with position, left, right, top and bottom, other platform requires additional wrap or modification on different property, which makes the token to break down into deeper level.

There is always a way to use stack + positioned to make it work as the same way css does, but in declarative language, this will get lot massy (long, unreadable code.).