A Flutter library that provides an alternative to AnimatedBuilder for building widgets that depend on any Listenable notifier/controller


The NotifierBuilder class is a Flutter widget that enables you to build widgets that depend on any Listenable notifier/controller. The NotifierBuilder class works by creating a notifier once and holding onto it in the State. This is the key difference from AnimatedBuilder. No matter how many times the widget rebuilds, the controller only has one instance. That means you can safely instantiate your controller with notifier in a StatelessWidget. You don't need any special library like Provider to hold onto the controller for you.

The builder function is then called, which builds the widget tree based on the notifier's state. The NotifierBuilder is designed to work with any Listenable notifier, including ValueNotifier, ChangeNotifier, and StreamController.


To use the NotifierBuilder class in your Flutter project, add the following dependency to your pubspec.yaml file:

  notifier_builder: #VERSION

Then, run flutter pub get in your terminal.


To use the NotifierBuilder class, create a new instance of the class and pass in the notifier and builder functions. Here's an example:

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:notifier_builder/notifier_builder.dart';

void main() {
  runApp(const MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({super.key});

  Widget build(BuildContext context) => MaterialApp(
        title: 'Flutter Demo',
        theme: ThemeData(
        home: NotifierBuilder<ValueNotifier<int>>(
          notifier: () => ValueNotifier<int>(0),
          builder: (context, child, notifier) => Scaffold(
            body: Center(
              child: Text(
                style: const TextStyle(fontSize: 24),
            floatingActionButton: FloatingActionButton(
              onPressed: () => notifier.value++,
              child: const Icon(Icons.add),

In this example, we create a new instance of the NotifierBuilder class with a ValueNotifier as the notifier. We also pass in a builder function that builds a Scaffold widget with a Text widget that displays the current value of the ValueNotifier and a FloatingActionButton that increments the ValueNotifier when pressed.

In addition to taking care of instantiation, the builder function also exposes the notifier to the widget tree. This is useful if you want to access the notifier from a child widget. For example, you can use the notifier to access the current value of the notifier in a child widget.


Use this library instead of AnimatedBuilder. The widget will not instantiate your controller multiple times, and you have access to the controller via the builder function.