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Is there a replacement for initState() in the Provider ecosystem?

asked 2023-01-10 11:00:00 +0000

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answered 2022-10-29 08:00:00 +0000

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Yes, in the Provider ecosystem, the recommended replacement for initState() is to use the Provider package's "create" method to initialize your state. This method is called during the widget's creation, and allows you to set up your state as soon as possible. Here is an example of how to use the create method to initialize your state:

class MyWidget extends StatelessWidget {
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return ChangeNotifierProvider(
      create: (context) => MyState(),
      child: Text("My Widget"),

In this example, the create method is used to create a new instance of the MyState class, which extends the ChangeNotifier class. This provides the widget with access to the state of the MyState object, which can be accessed with a Consumer widget.

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