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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)
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How to do it...

In order to run the app that you built in the previous recipe on a Windows Desktop, take the following steps:

  1. In a Command Prompt window, get to the project you completed in the first recipe in this chapter, and run this command:
 flutter config -–enable-windows-desktop
  1. In the same window, run this command:
 flutter devices
  1. In the list of devices returned by the command, note that Windows (desktop) is now showing as a device.

  2. Run the flutter doctor command, and note that Visual Studio – develop for Windows is showing, as shown in the screenshot:


If you don't see the Windows (desktop) device in the list, try closing and reopening your Command Prompt, then run the flutter devices command again.
  1. In Command Prompt, in order to create the Windows app, run this command:
 flutter create .
  1. Run the app with your editor, or by calling this command:
 flutter run –d Windows
  1. Note that the app runs correctly, and the books and...