androidkotlinandroid-jetpack-composekotlin-flow

TextField with Kotlin StateFlow


I'd like to have a TextField bound to a MutableStateFlow that comes from a view model. This is how I set it up:

@Composable
fun MyTextField(textFlow: MutableStateFlow<String>) {
    val state = textFlow.collectAsState(initial = "")
    TextField(
        value = TextFieldValue(state.value),
        onValueChange = { textFlow.value = it.text },
        label = { Text(text = "Label") }
    )
}

When I type something into the text field, it behaves really strangely. For example, if I type 'asd', it ends up with 'asdasa'. How can I update textFlow.value without messing up with the text field?


Solution

  • This error is caused by the usage of TextFieldValue with Flow.

    To fix this, set the value of the TextField to just state.value and then on text change set the value with textFlow.value = it.

    @Composable
    fun MyTextField(textFlow: MutableStateFlow<String>) {
        val state = textFlow.collectAsState(initial = "")
        TextField(
            value = state.value,
            onValueChange = { textFlow.value = it },
            label = { Text(text = "Label") }
        )
    }