How to select or "focus" a widget depending on whether a user long presses or taps

I want to be able to select either a textField or the container surrounding the widget depending on whether the user long presses on it, or simply taps. A long press should select the container so they can drag and reorder it, and a tap should select the textfield to edit the text.

Right now, a long press is selecting the textfield for each item. I can select the container, but I must tap and hold either above or below the textfield portion of the container in order to do so. I instead want to be able to select either one depending on the gesture type they use - not where exactly they tap.

I realise I need to use a GestureDetector with onLongPress and onTap somewhere, and I am unsure where exactly to put it - do I put it in the _NotesPageState class build method, or the Item class _buildChild method.

I have also tried using focus nodes but they apparently only work with textfields, and cannot be applied to other widget types.

Here is the build method from the _NotesPageState class:

Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      body: ReorderableList(
        onReorder: this._reorderCallback,
        onReorderDone: this._reorderDone,
        child: CustomScrollView(
          // cacheExtent: 3000,
          slivers: <Widget>[
                padding: EdgeInsets.only(bottom: MediaQuery.of(context).padding.bottom),
                sliver: SliverList(
                  delegate: SliverChildBuilderDelegate(
                    (BuildContext context, int index) {
                      return Item(
                        data: _todos[index],
                        todoIndex: index,
                        // first and last attributes affect border drawn during dragging
                        isFirst: index == 0,
                        isLast: index == _todos.length - 1,
                    childCount: _todos.length,

And the code from the Item class method:

Widget content = Container(
          decoration: decoration,
          child: SafeArea(
            top: false,
            bottom: false,
            child: Opacity(
              // hide content for placeholder
              opacity: state == ReorderableItemState.placeholder ? 0.0 : 1.0,
              child: IntrinsicHeight(
                child: Row(
                  crossAxisAlignment: CrossAxisAlignment.stretch,
                  children: <Widget>[
                      child: Padding(
                        padding: EdgeInsets.symmetric(vertical: 24.0, horizontal: 14.0),
                        child: TextField(
                          decoration: null,
                          controller: _controller,
                          maxLength: 512,
                          keyboardType: TextInputType.multiline,
                          maxLines: null,
                          onChanged: (text) {
                            data.title = text;

        content = DelayedReorderableListener(
          child: content,

        return content;

In summary:

  1. Where exactly should I put the GestureDetector?

  2. How do I select either the textfield or the whole item depending on a tap or long press?