DriftIsolate class

Defines utilities to run drift in a background isolate. In the operation mode created by these utilities, there's a single background isolate doing all the work. Any other isolate can use the connect method to obtain an instance of a GeneratedDatabase class that will delegate its work onto a background isolate. Auto-updating queries, and transactions work across isolates, and the user facing api is exactly the same.

Please note that, while running drift in a background isolate can reduce lags in foreground isolates (thus removing UI jank), the overall database performance will be worse. This is because result data is not available directly and instead needs to be copied from the database isolate. Thanks to recent improvements like isolate groups in the Dart VM, this overhead is fairly small and using isolates to run drift queries is recommended where possible.

The easiest way to use drift isolates is to use NativeDatabase.createInBackground, which is a drop-in replacement for NativeDatabase that uses a DriftIsolate under the hood.

Also, be aware that this api is not available on the web.

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DriftIsolate.fromConnectPort(SendPort connectPort, {bool serialize = true})
Creates a DriftIsolate talking to another isolate by using the connectPort.
DriftIsolate.inCurrent(DatabaseOpener opener, {bool killIsolateWhenDone = false, bool serialize = false})
Creates a DriftIsolate in the Isolate.current isolate. The returned DriftIsolate is an object than can be sent across isolates - any other isolate can then use DriftIsolate.connect to obtain a special database connection which operations are all executed on this isolate.


connectPort SendPort
The underlying port used to establish a connection with this DriftIsolate.
hashCode int
The hash code for this object.
no setterinherited
runtimeType Type
A representation of the runtime type of the object.
no setterinherited
serialize bool
The flag indicating whether messages between this DriftIsolate and the DriftServer should be serialized.


connect({bool isolateDebugLog = false, bool singleClientMode = false}) Future<DatabaseConnection>
Connects to this DriftIsolate from another isolate.
noSuchMethod(Invocation invocation) → dynamic
Invoked when a nonexistent method or property is accessed.
shutdownAll() Future<void>
Stops the background isolate and disconnects all DatabaseConnections created. If you only want to disconnect a database connection created via connect, use GeneratedDatabase.close instead.
toString() String
A string representation of this object.


operator ==(Object other) bool
The equality operator.

Static Methods

spawn(DatabaseOpener opener, {bool serialize = false, Future<Isolate> isolateSpawn<T>(void (T), T) = Isolate.spawn}) Future<DriftIsolate>
Creates a new DriftIsolate on a background thread.