How To Use Flutter Textformfield AutoFocus [Easy Flutter Example Code]

flutter textformfield autofocus

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to properly use and customize Flutter textformfield autoFocus by using a practical Flutter code example.

Introduction: Flutter Textformfield AutoFocus

As the name suggests, it automatically drives the focus on a specific Flutter textformfield.

For instance, a user navigates from a splash screen to login screen and you want the app to automatically drive the focus on email field. This is where Flutter textformfield autoFocus comes into play.

Let’s now understand and implement it using a proper Flutter code example.

Customizing Flutter Textformfield AutoFocus

For that, we’ve to use the autofocus constructor of Flutter textformfield widget. This constructor takes a Boolean(true/false) value.

By default, the value is false. Let’s change it to true and see the results. See below code:

          autofocus: true
flutter textformfield autofocus
As we have only one screen, so we’ll just restart our app. In the image above, we can see that the textformfield is automatically focused.

So this is how you can customize Flutter textformfield autofocus in your own Flutter apps as well.

The complete source code of customized Flutter textformfield autofocus is given in the below section.

Custom Flutter Textformfield Autofocus Source Code

flutter textformfield autofocus

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
void main() {
  runApp(const MyApp());
class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({Key? key}) : super(key: key);
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
      home: Homepage(),
class Homepage extends StatefulWidget {
  State<Homepage> createState() => _HomepageState();
class _HomepageState extends State<Homepage> {
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return SafeArea(
        child: Scaffold(
      body: Center(
          child: Padding(
              padding: EdgeInsets.symmetric(horizontal: 40),
              child: TextFormField(
              autofocus: true,


To conclude this tutorial, now you’ve a detailed practical knowledge of how to customize Flutter textformfield autofocus. I’d love to have your feedback on this post.

I’d also love to see you visit my other tutorials on Flutter app development and Python programming as well. Thank you for reading this post.

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