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OrientationBuilder returns landscape when the keyboard pops up in portrait orientation #21000

codegrue opened this issue Aug 24, 2018 · 4 comments


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@codegrue codegrue commented Aug 24, 2018

When in portrait mode, if a form is on the screen and the keyboard pops up, the OrientationBuilder then thinks it's in landscape mode:

          child: OrientationBuilder(
            builder: (context, orientation) {
              return (orientation == Orientation.portrait)
                  ? // triggers in portrait mode
                  :  // triggers in landscape mode or portrait mode with soft keyboard

I assume it's looking at visible widget dimensions, rather than the actual device orientation.


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@zoechi zoechi commented Aug 24, 2018

OrientationBuilder rebuilds when the orientation (aspect ratio) of the parent widget changes.
It is not about the orientation of the device. That's a common misconception.
Try to read the docs about OrientationBuilder carefully with this information in mind and you will understand ;-)
To get the orientation of the device, use


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@codegrue codegrue commented Aug 27, 2018

Thank you for the clarification.

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@billymahmood billymahmood commented Jul 16, 2019

Hi @codegrue

Did you find a solution to this?


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@codegrue codegrue commented Jul 16, 2019

Yes the solution is something like this:

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    var orientation = MediaQuery.of(context).orientation;

    return Scaffold(
      body: Form(
        child: (orientation == Orientation.portrait)
            ? _buildPortraitLayout()
            : _buildLandscapeLayout(),
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