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Chaining Modifier based on certain conditions in Android Compose


I want to apply modifier in such a way that if the width is provided, it should use the provided width, else use the max-width available.

I am applying the Modifier in the below fashion, but the result is not as expected. The view width is going haywire. Requesting guidance here.

val myModifier = Modifier.padding(
    start = 4.dp, end = 4.dp, top = 8.dp, bottom = 8.dp
)

if (viewWidth == null)
    myModifier.then(Modifier.fillParentMaxWidth(1f))
else
    myModifier.then(Modifier.width(viewWidth))

myModifier.then(
    Modifier.height(viewHeight ?: 100.dp)
        .clickable(onClick = { listener.onItemClick(item) })
)

Solution

  • Modifier has a then function to concatenate the current modifier with another modifier. This then function returns a new modifier that you have not used it. You have to re-initialize your myModifier variable with the returned modifier.

    Check the below code:

    var myModifier = Modifier.padding(
        start = 4.dp, end = 4.dp, top = 8.dp, bottom = 8.dp
    )
    
    if (viewWidth == null)
      myModifier = myModifier.then(Modifier.fillParentMaxWidth(1f))
    else
      myModifier = myModifier.then(Modifier.width(viewWidth))
    
    myModifier = myModifier.then(
      Modifier
        .height(viewHeight ?: 100.dp)
        .clickable(onClick = { listener.onItemClick(item) })
    )