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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 it works...

As you have seen in this recipe, creating scrollable widgets in Flutter is easy. There is only one method that creates a scrolling widget and that method is tiny. Scrolling in Flutter is just a simple matter of choosing the correct widget and passing your data. The framework takes care of the rest.

Let's break down the scrolling code that is in this recipe:

Widget _buildLapDisplay() {
return ListView(
children: [
for (int milliseconds in laps)
title: Text(_secondsText(milliseconds)),

We're using a type of scrolling widget called ListView, which is probably one of the simplest types of scrolling widgets in Flutter. This widget functions a bit like a column, except instead of throwing errors when it runs out of space, ListView will enable scrolling, allowing you to use drag gestures to scroll through all the data.

In our example, we're also using the collection-for syntax...