Right to left (RTL) in Flutter Event Calendar (SfCalendar)

21 May 20213 minutes to read

Event calendar supports Right to left rendering and all the calendar elements rendering direction will be changed.

RTL rendering ways

Right to left rendering can be switched in the following ways:

Wrapping the SfCalendar with Directionality widget

SfCalendar supports changing the layout direction of the widget in the right-to-left direction by using the Directionality widget and set the textDirection property as TextDirection.rtl.

@override
Widget build(BuildContext context) {
       return Scaffold(
           appBar: AppBar(
               title: Text('Right to Left'),
           ),
           body: Directionality(
               textDirection: TextDirection.rtl,
               child: SfCalendar(
               view: CalendarView.month,
           ),
       ),
   );
}

Changing the locale to RTL languages

To change the event calendar rendering direction from right to left, change the locale to any of the RTL languages such as Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Pashto, and Urdu.

@override
Widget build(BuildContext context) {
return MaterialApp(
	localizationsDelegates: [
	  GlobalMaterialLocalizations.delegate,
	  GlobalWidgetsLocalizations.delegate,
	],
	supportedLocales: <Locale>[
	  Locale('en'),
	  Locale('ar'),
	  // ... other locales the app supports
	],
	locale: Locale('ar'),
	home: Scaffold(
	  body: SfCalendar(
		  //...
		  ),
	));
}

RTL supported calendar element

Right to left rendering is supported for all the elements in the SfCalendar.

@override
Widget build(BuildContext context) {
  return Scaffold(
    appBar: AppBar(
      title: Text('Right to Left'),
    ),
    body: Directionality(
      textDirection: TextDirection.rtl,
      child: SfCalendar(
        view: CalendarView.month,
        allowedViews: [
          CalendarView.day,
          CalendarView.week,
          CalendarView.workWeek,
          CalendarView.month,
          CalendarView.schedule,
          CalendarView.timelineDay,
          CalendarView.timelineWeek,
          CalendarView.timelineWorkWeek,
          CalendarView.timelineMonth
        ],
      ),
    ),
  );
}