deferrable

void initState() {
    super.initState();
    _append('time created');
    // Cancel the stream subscription on `dispose()` by calling `defer`
    defer(Stream.periodic(const Duration(seconds: 1))
        .listen((_) => setState(() => date = DateTime.now()))
        .cancel);
  }

Why?

Add operations to perform in dispose call of StatefulWidget State.

Useful when you're creating things in initState that need to be disposed of in dispose.

Instead of having to store things in private members, and clean up in a different spot in the code, simply call defer and this takes care of the rest.

Example

class _DeferredTimerWidgetState extends State<DeferredTimerWidget>
    with Deferrable {
  var date = DateTime.now();
  @override
  void initState() {
    super.initState();
    _append('time created');
    defer(Stream.periodic(const Duration(seconds: 1))
        .listen((_) => setState(() => date = DateTime.now()))
        .cancel);
  }

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) => Text(date.toIso8601String());
}

See the example and tests for usage.

Libraries

deferrable