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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...

Start off by creating a brand new flutter project called flutter_layout, either via your IDE or the command line. Don't worry about the sample code generated. We're going to delete it and start from scratch:

  1. Open main.dart and delete everything! Then, type the following code into the editor:
void main() => runApp(StaticApp());

class StaticApp extends StatelessWidget {
Widget build(BuildContext context) {
return MaterialApp(
home: ImmutableWidget(),
  1. Notice that you have a bunch of red underlines. We need to fix this by importing the material.dart library. This can be done manually, but it's more fun to let your IDE do that job. Move your cursor over the word StatelessWidget.

  2. In VS Code, press Ctrl + ., or Command + . on a Mac. In Android Studio/Intellij, press  Alt + Enter, or Option + Enter on a Mac. This will bring up a dialog where you can choose which file to import...