Flutter – Pass data from class to class – Flutter

By | October 9, 2023

I have a List Builder that creates a list based off of the documents listed in Firestore. I am trying to take the value generated from a Firestore snapshot and pass it out of the class to a variable that is updated every time the user clicks on a different entry from the List Builder.
Here is the class making the Firestore interaction and returning the ListBuilder:

class DeviceBuilderListState extends State<DeviceBuilderList> {
  final flutterWebviewPlugin = new FlutterWebviewPlugin();

  void initState() {

    // Listen for our auth event (on reload or start)
    // Go to our device page once logged in
        .where((user) {
      new MaterialPageRoute(builder: (context) => new DeviceScreen());

    // Give the navigation animations, etc, some time to finish
    new Future.delayed(new Duration(seconds: 1))
        .then((_) => signInWithGoogle());

  void setLoggedIn() {
        .where((user) {

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new FutureBuilder<FirebaseUser>(
        future: FirebaseAuth.instance.currentUser(),
        builder: (BuildContext context, AsyncSnapshot<FirebaseUser> snapshot) {
              if (snapshot.data != null)
                return new StreamBuilder(
                  stream: Firestore.instance
                  builder: (context, snapshot) {
                    if (!snapshot.hasData)
                      return new Container();
                    return new Container(
                      margin: const EdgeInsets.symmetric(vertical: 10.0),
                        child: new ListView.builder(
                            itemCount: snapshot.data.documents.length,
                            padding: const EdgeInsets.all(10.0),
                            itemBuilder: (context, index) {
                              DocumentSnapshot ds =
                              return new Card(
                                  child: new GestureDetector(
                                  onTap: () {

                                      var initialStateLink = "${ds['name']}";

                              child: new Text(
                                " ${ds['name']}",
                                style: new TextStyle(fontSize: 48.0),

              else return new Container();


Then I want to send the var initialStateLink to a different function in the same dart file:

Future<String> initialStateUrl() async {
  final FirebaseUser currentUser = await _auth.currentUser();

      .then((docSnap) {
    var initialStateLink = ['initialStateLink'];
      return initialStateLink.toString();
  return initialStateUrl().toString();

So that it returns me the proper String. I am at a complete loss on how to do this and I was unable to find another question that answered this. Thanks for the ideas.

You can use Navigator.push(Route route) instead of Navigator.pushNamed(String routeName)

And I don’t encourage you to place navigation code deeply inside the widget tree, it’s hard to maintain your logic of application flow because you end up with many pieces of navigation code in many classes. My solution is to place navigation code in one place (one class). Let’s call it AppRoute, it looks like:

class AppRoute {

  static Function(BuildContext, String) onInitialStateLinkSelected =
      (context, item) =>
          new MaterialPageRoute(builder: (context) {
              return new NewScreen(initialStateLink: initialStateLink);


and replace your code in onTap:

onTap: () {
  var initialStateLink = "${ds['name']}";
  AppRoute.onInitialStateLinkSelected(context, initialStateLink);

Now, you not only can pass data from class to another class but also can control your application flow in ease (just look at AppRoute class)