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What is the process for implementing a FutureBuilder on an OnTap function in Flutter?

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answered 2022-11-04 21:00:00 +0000

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Here are the steps to implement a FutureBuilder on an onTap function in Flutter:

  1. Define a Future variable that represents the asynchronous operation you want to perform when the onTap event occurs.

  2. Wrap the code that performs this operation in a Future function, which will return the result of the operation as a Future.

  3. In the onTap function, use a FutureBuilder widget to wait for the completion of the Future operation and display the result.

Here's an example:

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {

  Future<String> _loadData() async {
    // Perform some asynchronous operation and return result.
    return Future.delayed(Duration(seconds: 2), () => "Hello, World!");

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      home: Scaffold(
        appBar: AppBar(
          title: Text("My App"),
        body: GestureDetector(
          onTap: () {
            // Display result of _loadData() in a dialog.
              context: context,
              builder: (BuildContext context) {
                return FutureBuilder<String>(
                  future: _loadData(),
                  builder: (BuildContext context, AsyncSnapshot<String> snapshot) {
                    if (snapshot.connectionState == ConnectionState.done) {
                      if (snapshot.hasError) {
                        return Text("Error: ${snapshot.error}");
                      } else {
                        return Text("Result: ${}");
                    } else {
                      return CircularProgressIndicator();
          child: Center(
            child: Text("Tap to load data..."),

In this example, _loadData() is a hypothetical function that performs some asynchronous operation and returns a Future with a String value. When the user taps the screen, the onTap function displays the result of _loadData() in a dialog box using a FutureBuilder widget.

The FutureBuilder widget is configured with the future property set to _loadData(). The builder function is used to display the result of the operation when it completes. The snapshot object contains information about the state of the Future operation, including whether it is still in progress (ConnectionState.waiting) or has completed (ConnectionState.done).

If the operation has completed successfully, the snapshot object contains the data returned by _loadData(), which can be accessed using If the operation has failed, snapshot.hasError will be true, and the error message can be accessed using snapshot.error. While the operation is still in progress, a CircularProgressIndicator is displayed.

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