stream_chat_flutter 0.2.1-alpha+8

Flutter

Stream Chat official Flutter SDK. Build your own chat experience using Dart and Flutter.

Official Flutter SDK for Stream Chat #

Flutter Chat

The official Flutter components for Stream Chat, a service for building chat applications.

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Quick Links

Flutter Chat Tutorial #

The best place to start is the Flutter Chat Tutorial. It teaches you how to use this SDK and also shows how to make frequently required changes.

Example App #

This repo includes a fully functional example app with setup instructions. The example is available under the example folder.

Add dependency #

dependencies:
 stream_chat_flutter: ^0.1.19

You should then run flutter packages get

Alpha version #

Use version ^0.2.0-alpha+2 to use the latest available version.

Note that this is still an alpha version. There may be some bugs, and the API can change in breaking ways.

Thanks to whoever tries these versions and reports bugs or suggestions.

Android #

All set ✅

iOS #

The library uses flutter file picker plugin to pick files from the os. Follow this wiki to fulfill iOS requirements.

We also use video_player to reproduce videos. Follow this guide to fulfill the requirements.

To pick images from the camera, we use the image_picker plugin. Follow these instructions to check the requirements.

Docs #

Business logic components #

We provide 3 Widgets dedicated to business logic and state management:

UI Components #

These are the available Widgets that you can use to build your application UI. Every widget uses the StreamChat or StreamChannel widgets to manage the state and communicate with Stream services.

Customizing styles #

The Flutter SDK comes with a fully designed set of widgets that you can customize to fit with your application style and typography. Changing the theme of Chat widgets works in a very similar way that MaterialApp and Theme do.

Out of the box, all chat widgets use their default styling, and there are two ways to change the styling:

  1. Initialize the StreamChatTheme from your existing MaterialApp style
  class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
    final Client client;

    MyApp(this.client);

    @override
    Widget build(BuildContext context) {
      final theme = ThemeData(
        primarySwatch: Colors.green,
      );

      return MaterialApp(
        theme: theme,
        home: Container(
          child: StreamChat(
           streamChatThemeData: StreamChatThemeData.fromTheme(theme),
            client: client,
            child: ChannelListPage(),
          ),
        ),
      );
    }
  }
  1. Construct a custom theme and provide all the customizations needed
  class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
    final Client client;

    MyApp(this.client);

    @override
    Widget build(BuildContext context) {
      final theme = ThemeData(
        primarySwatch: Colors.green,
      );

      return MaterialApp(
        theme: theme,
        home: Container(
          child: StreamChat(
            streamChatThemeData: StreamChatThemeData.fromTheme(theme).copyWith(
              ownMessageTheme: MessageTheme(
                messageBackgroundColor: Colors.black,
                messageText: TextStyle(
                  color: Colors.white,
                ),
                avatarTheme: AvatarTheme(
                  borderRadius: BorderRadius.circular(8),
                ),
              ),
            ),
            client: client,
            child: ChannelListPage(),
          ),
        ),
      );
    }
  }

Offline storage #

By default the library saves information about channels and messages in a SQLite DB.

Set the property persistenceEnabled to false if you don't want to use the offline storage.

Contributing #

We welcome code changes that improve this library or fix a problem, please make sure to follow all best practices and add tests if applicable before submitting a Pull Request on Github. We are pleased to merge your code into the official repository. Make sure to sign our Contributor License Agreement (CLA) first. See our license file for more details.