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Flutter Cookbook

By : Simone Alessandria, Brian Kayfitz
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Book Image

Flutter Cookbook

4 (1)
By: Simone Alessandria, Brian Kayfitz

Overview of this book

“Anyone interested in developing Flutter applications for Android or iOS should have a copy of this book on their desk.” – Amazon 5* Review Lauded as the ‘Flutter bible’ for new and experienced mobile app developers, this recipe-based guide will teach you the best practices for robust app development, as well as how to solve cross-platform development issues. From setting up and customizing your development environment to error handling and debugging, The Flutter Cookbook covers the how-tos as well as the principles behind them. As you progress, the recipes in this book will get you up to speed with the main tasks involved in app development, such as user interface and user experience (UI/UX) design, API design, and creating animations. Later chapters will focus on routing, retrieving data from web services, and persisting data locally. A dedicated section also covers Firebase and its machine learning capabilities. The last chapter is specifically designed to help you create apps for the web and desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux). Throughout the book, you’ll also find recipes that cover the most important features needed to build a cross-platform application, along with insights into running a single codebase on different platforms. By the end of this Flutter book, you’ll be writing and delivering fully functional apps with confidence.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
About Packt

How to do it...

For this recipe, first, we will separate the functions we have created in the area.dart file into two separate files using the part and part of keywords. Then, for the dependency, we will use a Git repository instead of a package inside the project's folder:

  1. In your package's lib folder, create a new file, called rectangle.dart.
  2. Create another file, called triangle.dart.
  1. In the rectangle.dart file, at the top of the file, specify that this is part of the area package:
part of area;
  1. Under the part of statement, paste the method to calculate the area of the rectangle and remove it from area.dart. You will see an error on the NumberFormat method; this is expected, and we will solve this shortly:
String calculateAreaRect(double width, double height) {
double result = width * height;
final formatter = NumberFormat('#.####');
return formatter.format(result);
  1. Repeat the process for the triangle.dart file. The code for the triangle...