shared_preferences 0.3.2

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Shared preferences plugin #

pub package

Wraps NSUserDefaults (on iOS) and SharedPreferences (on Android), providing a persistent store for simple data. Data is persisted to disk automatically and asynchronously.

Usage #

To use this plugin, add shared_preferences as a dependency in your pubspec.yaml file.

Example #

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:shared_preferences/shared_preferences.dart';

void main() {
  runApp(new MaterialApp(
    home: new Scaffold(
      body: new Center(
      child: new RaisedButton(
        onPressed: _incrementCounter,
        child: new Text('Increment Counter'),

_incrementCounter() async {
  SharedPreferences prefs = await SharedPreferences.getInstance();
  int counter = (prefs.getInt('counter') ?? 0) + 1;
  print('Pressed $counter times.');
  prefs.setInt('counter', counter);

Testing #

You can populate SharedPreferences with initial values in your tests by running this code:

const MethodChannel('')
  .setMockMethodCallHandler((MethodCall methodCall) async {
    if (methodCall.method == 'getAll') {
      return <String, dynamic>{}; // set initial values here if desired
    return null;

0.3.2 #

  • Added an getter that can retrieve values of any type

0.3.1 #

  • Simplified and upgraded Android project template to Android SDK 27.
  • Updated package description.

0.3.0 #

  • Breaking change. Upgraded to Gradle 4.1 and Android Studio Gradle plugin 3.0.1. Older Flutter projects need to upgrade their Gradle setup as well in order to use this version of the plugin. Instructions can be found here.

0.2.6 #

  • Added FLT prefix to iOS types

0.2.5+1 #

  • Aligned author name with rest of repo.

0.2.5 #

  • Fixed crashes when setting null values. They now cause the key to be removed.
  • Added remove() method

0.2.4+1 #

  • Fixed typo in changelog

0.2.4 #

  • Added setMockInitialValues
  • Added a test
  • Updated README

0.2.3 #

  • Suppress warning about unchecked operations when compiling for Android

0.2.2 #

  • BREAKING CHANGE: setStringSet API changed to setStringList and plugin now supports ordered storage.

0.2.1 #

  • Support arbitrary length integers for setInt.

0.2.0+1 #

  • Updated README

0.2.0 #

0.1.1 #

  • Upgrade Android SDK Build Tools to 25.0.3.

0.1.0 #

  • Initial Open Source release.


// Copyright 2017 The Chromium Authors. All rights reserved.
// Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style license that can be
// found in the LICENSE file.

import 'dart:async';

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:shared_preferences/shared_preferences.dart';

void main() {
  runApp(new MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new MaterialApp(
      title: 'SharedPreferences Demo',
      home: new SharedPreferencesDemo(),

class SharedPreferencesDemo extends StatefulWidget {
  SharedPreferencesDemo({Key key}) : super(key: key);

  SharedPreferencesDemoState createState() => new SharedPreferencesDemoState();

class SharedPreferencesDemoState extends State<SharedPreferencesDemo> {
  Future<SharedPreferences> _prefs = SharedPreferences.getInstance();

  Future<Null> _incrementCounter() async {
    final SharedPreferences prefs = await _prefs;
    final int counter = (prefs.getInt('counter') ?? 0) + 1;
    setState(() {
      prefs.setInt("counter", counter);

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return new Scaffold(
      appBar: new AppBar(
        title: const Text("SharedPreferences Demo"),
      body: new Center(
          child: new FutureBuilder<SharedPreferences>(
              future: _prefs,
              builder: (BuildContext context,
                  AsyncSnapshot<SharedPreferences> snapshot) {
                if (snapshot.connectionState == ConnectionState.waiting)
                  return const Text('Loading...');
                final int counter = snapshot.requireData.getInt('counter') ?? 0;
                // ignore: prefer_const_constructors
                return new Text(
                  'Button tapped $counter time${ counter == 1 ? '' : 's' }.\n\n'
                      'This should persist across restarts.',
      floatingActionButton: new FloatingActionButton(
        onPressed: _incrementCounter,
        tooltip: 'Increment',
        child: new Icon(Icons.add),

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

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

  shared_preferences: ^0.3.2

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

$ pub get

with Flutter:

$ flutter pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support pub get or 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:shared_preferences/shared_preferences.dart';
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