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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...

Let's start by running the app. You should see a blank canvas to play with:

  1. Add some text to the DeepTree class:
class DeepTree extends StatelessWidget {
Widget build(BuildContext context) {
return Scaffold(
body: Text('Its all widgets!'),

  1. Compile and run the code. You'll get the following result:

  1. We can see that in the preceding screenshot, the text is in the top corner and it can barely be seen. How about we wrap it in a Center widget?  
  2. Move your cursor over the Text constructor and type the following:
     In Android Studio: Ctrl + Enter (or Command + Enter on a Mac) 
    -  In Visual Studio Code (VS Code): Ctrl + . (or Command + . on a Mac)
    to bring up the intentions dialog. Then, select 
    Center widget / Wrap with Center.
  1. Perform a hot reload, and the text will move to the center of the screen:

  1. That looks slightly better, but how about we change that single widget to a Column...