About this fork

This is a fork of the riverpod_infinite_scroll plugin, which uses the latest dev version of riverpod (2.0.0+5).

Riverpod Infinite Scroll

Hi! This package is a Riverpod implementation of the infinite_scroll_pagination plugin.

It allows to use the package with a Riverpod architecture and StateNotifiers!

How it works

This package exports a widget, the RiverPagedBuilder that will build your infinite list.

The RiverPagedBuilder asks for a StateNotifierProvider where he can retrieve the elements.

This StateNotifierProvider must have two things to ensure everything works correctly, it must have a load method and it must have a state that has the list of the elements, an error, and a variable that hold the next page that the load function will use.

The riverpod_dev_infinite_scroll help us to ensure that the StateNotifier we are using respect this constraints with two classes:

  • PagedNotifierMixin - a mixin that ensure the StateNotifier will implement the right load method
  • PagedState - a state that has all the properties that riverpod_dev_infinite_scroll need

Example - Simple version

Let's see an example now! We have an api that returns a list of Post, this api is paginated and we need to show a feed displaying those Posts.

The widget we will use for displaying such a feed is RiverPagedBuilder!

class EasyExample extends StatelessWidget {

  const EasyExample({Key? key} :super(key: key);

  Widget build(BuildContext  context){
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(),
      body: RiverPagedBuilder<int, Post>(
      firstPageKey: 0,
      provider: easyExampleProvider,
      itemBuilder: (context, item, index) => ListTile(
        leading: Image.network(item.image),
        title: Text(item.title),
      pagedBuilder: (controller, builder) => PagedListView(pagingController: controller, builderDelegate: builder),

As we can see the code is really small. We are passing to the RiverPagedBuilder this properties

  1. firstPageKey - the first page we will ask to our paginated api
  2. provider - The StateNotifierProvider that holds the logic and the list of Posts
  3. itemBuilder - a function that build a single Post
  4. pagedBuilder - The type of list we want to render. This can be any of the infinite_scroll_pagination widgets, and this package already give us the PaginationController and the BuilderDelegate

Let's see now how the StateNotifier we are using works.

The class Post we are using in this example can be very simple:

class  Post {
  final  int  id;
  final  String  title;
  final  String  image;
  const  Post({ required  this.id, required  this.title, required  this.image });

And this is the StateNotifier

class EasyExampleNotifier extends PagedNotifier<int, Post> {

    load: (page, limit) => Future.delayed(const  Duration(seconds: 2), () {
      // This simulates a network call to an api that returns paginated posts
      return [
      const  Post(id: 1, title: "My first work", image: "https://www.mywebsite.com/image1"),
      const  Post(id: 2, title: "My second work", image: "https://www.mywebsite.com/image2"),
      const  Post(id: 3, title: "My third work", image: "https://www.mywebsite.com/image3"),
	    nextPageKeyBuilder: NextPageKeyBuilderDefault.mysqlPagination,

    // ******
    // Super simple example of custom methods of the StateNotifier
    void  add(Post  post) {
	    state = state.copyWith(records: [ ...(state.records ?? []), post ]);
    void  delete(Post  post) {
	    state = state.copyWith(records: [ ...(state.records ?? []) ]..remove(post));
    // *******

final  easyExampleProvider = StateNotifierProvider<EasyExampleNotifier, PagedState<int, Post>>((_) => EasyExampleNotifier());

We can extend PagedNotifier instead of StateNotifier and everything will be done for us.

The PagedNotifier only asks for a load function, and a function that return the next page to ask. And that's all.

In this example we used NextPageKeyBuilderDefault.mysqlPagination a default function that the package give us to reduce the boilerplate.

NextPageKeyBuilder<int, dynamic> mysqlPagination = (List<dynamic>? lastItems, int  page, int  limit) {
    return (lastItems == null || lastItems.length < limit) ? null : (page + 1);

A more custom example

Let's suppose now that we need to fetch an api that return a list of users, and that this api is paginated.

So our page will look like this

class CustomExample extends StatelessWidget {
  const CustomExample({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  Widget  build(BuildContext  context) {
    return  Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(),
      body: RiverPagedBuilder<String, User>(
        firstPageKey: '',
        provider: customExampleProvider,
        itemBuilder: (context, item, index) => ListTile(
          leading: Image.network(item.profilePicture),
          title: Text(item.name),
        pagedBuilder: (controller, builder) => PagedGridView(
          pagingController: controller,
          builderDelegate: builder,
          gridDelegate: const  SliverGridDelegateWithFixedCrossAxisCount(
            crossAxisCount: 3,

We have used a PagedGridView here instead of a PagedListView only to make things more fun and to see that this package works with any of the infinite_scroll_pagination widgets.

Now let's have a look of how we can create a more custom StateNotifier

We have a simple class to represent a User

class  User {
  final  String  id;
  final  String  name;
  final  String  profilePicture;
  const  User({ required  this.id, required  this.name, required  this.profilePicture });

And we have the StateNotifier that manage those users

class CustomExampleNotifier extends  StateNotifier<CustomExampleState> with  PagedNotifierMixin<String, User, CustomExampleState> {

CustomExampleNotifier() :
    super(const  CustomExampleState());

    Future<List<User>?> load(String  page, int  limit) async {
      try {
        var  users = await  Future.delayed(const  Duration(seconds: 3), () {
          // This simulates a network call to an api that returns paginated users
          return [
            const  User(id: "abcdef", name: "John", profilePicture: "https://www.mywebsite.com/images/1"),
            const  User(id: "asdfgh", name: "Mary", profilePicture: "https://www.mywebsite.com/images/2"),
            const  User(id: "qwerty", name: "Robert", profilePicture: "https://www.mywebsite.com/images/3")
      // we then update state accordingly
        state = state.copyWith(
          records: [...(state.records ?? []), ...users],
          nextPageKey: users.length < limit ? null : users[users.length - 1].id
      catch (e) {
        // in case of error we should notifiy the listeners
        state = state.copyWith(
          error: e.toString()

    // Super simple example of custom methods of the StateNotifier
    void  add(User  user) {
	    state = state.copyWith(records: [ ...(state.records ?? []), user ]);
    void  delete(User  user) {
	    state = state.copyWith(records: [ ...(state.records ?? []) ]..remove(user));


final  customExampleProvider = StateNotifierProvider<CustomExampleNotifier, CustomExampleState>((_) => CustomExampleNotifier());

As we see in this case we didn't used the provided PagedNotifier but instead we used a normal StateNotifier. The PagedNotifierMixin assure that the notifier has a correct load method.

Also, in this example, we have used a custom state that extends PagedState, because we need other parameters than those provided:

class CustomExampleState extends PagedState<String, User> {

    // We can extends [PagedState] to add custom parameters to our state
    final  bool  filterByCity;
    const  CustomExampleState({ this.filterByCity = false, List<User>? records, String? error, String? nextPageKey }): super(records: records, error: error, nextPageKey: nextPageKey);
    // We can customize our .copyWith for example
    CustomExampleState  copyWith({
	    bool? filterByCity,
	    List<User>? records,
	    dynamic  error,
	    dynamic  nextPageKey
	    final  sup = super.copyWith(
		    records: records,
		    error: error,
		    nextPageKey: nextPageKey
	    return  CustomExampleState(
		    filterByCity: filterByCity ?? this.filterByCity,
		    records: sup.records,
		    error: sup.error,
		    nextPageKey: sup.nextPageKey

Custom wrapper for loading/error/try again states

The infinite_scroll_pagination library let us customize every state of the list and the same this package offer.

The RiverPagedBuilder offers, other than the properties we already saw, the same properties that infinite_scroll_pagination offers.

  • firstPageProgressIndicatorBuilder - a builder for the loading state in the first call
  • newPageProgressIndicatorBuilder - a builder for the loading state for the subsequent requests
  • firstPageErrorIndicatorBuilder - a builder for the error state in the first call
  • newPageErrorIndicatorBuilder - a builder for the error state for the subsequent requests
  • noItemsFoundIndicatorBuilder - a builder for the empty state in the first call
  • noMoreItemsIndicatorBuilder - a builder for the empty state for the subsequent request (we have fetched all the items!)

If we need to give a coherent design to our app we could wrap the RiverPagedBuilder into a new Widget!