Clip enum

Different ways to clip a widget's content.





none → const Clip

No clip at all.

This is the default option for most widgets: if the content does not overflow the widget boundary, don't pay any performance cost for clipping.

If the content does overflow, please explicitly specify the following Clip options:

hardEdge → const Clip

Clip, but do not apply anti-aliasing.

This mode enables clipping, but curves and non-axis-aligned straight lines will be jagged as no effort is made to anti-alias.

Faster than other clipping modes, but slower than none.

This is a reasonable choice when clipping is needed, if the container is an axis- aligned rectangle or an axis-aligned rounded rectangle with very small corner radii.

See also:

  • antiAlias, which is more reasonable when clipping is needed and the shape is not an axis-aligned rectangle.
antiAlias → const Clip

Clip with anti-aliasing.

This mode has anti-aliased clipping edges to achieve a smoother look.

It' s much faster than antiAliasWithSaveLayer, but slower than hardEdge.

This will be the common case when dealing with circles and arcs.

Different from hardEdge and antiAliasWithSaveLayer, this clipping may have bleeding edge artifacts. (See for an example.)

See also:

  • hardEdge, which is a little faster, but with lower fidelity.
  • antiAliasWithSaveLayer, which is much slower, but can avoid the bleeding edges if there's no other way.
  • Paint.isAntiAlias, which is the anti-aliasing switch for general draw operations.
antiAliasWithSaveLayer → const Clip

Clip with anti-aliasing and saveLayer immediately following the clip.

This mode not only clips with anti-aliasing, but also allocates an offscreen buffer. All subsequent paints are carried out on that buffer before finally being clipped and composited back.

This is very slow. It has no bleeding edge artifacts (that antiAlias has) but it changes the semantics as an offscreen buffer is now introduced. (See for a difference between paint without saveLayer and paint with saveLayer.)

This will be only rarely needed. One case where you might need this is if you have an image overlaid on a very different background color. In these cases, consider whether you can avoid overlaying multiple colors in one spot (e.g. by having the background color only present where the image is absent). If you can, antiAlias would be fine and much faster.

See also:

  • antiAlias, which is much faster, and has similar clipping results.


hashCode int
The hash code for this object.
no setterinherited
index int
A numeric identifier for the enumerated value.
no setterinherited
runtimeType Type
A representation of the runtime type of the object.
no setterinherited


noSuchMethod(Invocation invocation) → dynamic
Invoked when a nonexistent method or property is accessed.
toString() String
A string representation of this object.


operator ==(Object other) bool
The equality operator.


values → const List<Clip>
A constant List of the values in this enum, in order of their declaration.