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Flutter Cookbook

By : Simone Alessandria, Brian Kayfitz
4 (1)
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 respond to mouse gestures within your app, please follow the next steps:

  1. Open the book_list_screen.dart file in your project.
  2. At the top of the _BookListScreenState class, add a new List of Color, called bgColors, and set it to an empty List:
 List<Color> bgColors = [];
  1. In the initState method, in the then callback of the getFlutterBook method, add a for cycle that adds a new color (white) for each item in the List of books that was retrieved by the method:
 helper.getBooks('flutter').then((List<Book> value) {
int i;
for (i = 0; i < value.length; i++) {
  1. At the bottom of the _BookListScreenState class, add a new method, called setColor, that takes a Color and an integer, called index, and sets the value of the bgColors list at the index position to the color that was passed:
void setColor(Color color, int index) {
setState(() {
bgColors[index] = color;
  1. In the build method...