enhanced_future_builder 1.0.2

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enhanced_future_builder #

Small FutureBuilder wrapper to improve readabiltity. It can also be used as an easy solution to the common 'my FutureBuilder keeps refiring' problem (more info about that here).

Stop FutureBuilder from refiring #

Let's say you want to build an app that displays a random cat from the internet at launch and then increases a counter whenever a button is clicked. You came up with the following code:

Widget build(BuildContext context) {
  return Scaffold(
    appBar: AppBar(
      title: Text('Clicked $_counter times')
    body: FutureBuilder(
      // resolves to cat data from the internet
      future: widget._api.getRandomCat(),
      builder: (context, snapshot) {
        if (snapshot.connectionState == ConnectionState.done) {
          // builds an image widget containing a random cat
          return _showCatWidget(snapshot.data);
        }else {
          return Center(child: Text('Loading...'));
    floatingActionButton: FloatingActionButton(
      // _incrementCounter calls setState() to update the view
      onPressed: _incrementCounter,
      tooltip: 'Increment',
      child: Icon(Icons.add),

Which results in the following app:

I love cats

As you can see there's a problem. Whenever the button is clicked, a new cat is shown to the user. This is not what we want and can be solved by using EnhancedFutureBuilder. Import the package and change the code to:

Widget build(BuildContext context) {
  return Scaffold(
    appBar: AppBar(
      title: Text('Clicked $_counter times')
    body: EnhancedFutureBuilder(
      future: widget._api.getRandomCat(),
      // this is where the magic happens
      rememberFutureResult: true,
      whenDone: (dynamic cat) => _showCatWidget(cat),
      whenNotDone: Center(child: Text('Loading...')),
    floatingActionButton: FloatingActionButton(
      onPressed: _incrementCounter,
      tooltip: 'Increment',
      child: Icon(Icons.add),

As you can see the code is a little easier to read now and the result will be just how we want it to be:

yeah cats are great

Usage #

Ironically, EnhancedFutureBuilder doesn't require a builder anymore.


  future: _futureToResolve(),
  builder: (context, snapshot) {
    if (snapshot.connectionState == ConnectionState.done) {
      return MyWidget(snapshot.data);
    }else if (snapshot.connectionState == ConnectionState.waiting){
      return Center(child: Text('Waiting...'));
    }else if (snapshot.connectionState == ConnectionState.active){
      return Center(child: Text('Active...'));
    // ...


  future: _futureToResolve(),
  rememberFutureResult: false,
  whenDone: (dynamic data) => MyWidget(data),
  whenWaiting: Center(child: Text('Waiting...')),
  whenActive: Center(child: Text('Active...')),
  // whenNone: ...

1.0.2 #

  • Removed throw error when status widget is not specified

1.0.1 #

  • Fixed README.MD formatting

1.0.0 #

  • Initial version


example #

A new Flutter project.

Getting Started #

This project is a starting point for a Flutter application.

A few resources to get you started if this is your first Flutter project:

For help getting started with Flutter, view our online documentation, which offers tutorials, samples, guidance on mobile development, and a full API reference.

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  enhanced_future_builder: ^1.0.2

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with Flutter:

$ flutter pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support flutter pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:enhanced_future_builder/enhanced_future_builder.dart';
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We analyzed this package on Oct 16, 2019, and provided a score, details, and suggestions below. Analysis was completed with status completed using:

  • Dart: 2.5.1
  • pana: 0.12.21
  • Flutter: 1.9.1+hotfix.4


Detected platforms: Flutter

References Flutter, and has no conflicting libraries.

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Fix lib/src/enhanced_future_builder_base.dart. (-0.50 points)

Analysis of lib/src/enhanced_future_builder_base.dart reported 1 hint:

line 58 col 16: This function has a return type of 'Widget', but doesn't end with a return statement.


Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=2.4.0 <3.0.0
flutter 0.0.0
Transitive dependencies
collection 1.14.11 1.14.12
meta 1.1.7
sky_engine 0.0.99
typed_data 1.1.6
vector_math 2.0.8
Dev dependencies
pedantic ^1.7.0
test ^1.6.0