getSemantics method

SemanticsNode getSemantics (
  1. Finder finder

Attempts to find the SemanticsNode of first result from finder.

If the object identified by the finder doesn't own it's semantic node, this will return the semantics data of the first ancestor with semantics. The ancestor's semantic data will include the child's as well as other nodes that have been merged together.

Will throw a StateError if the finder returns more than one element or if no semantics are found or are not enabled.


SemanticsNode getSemantics(Finder finder) {
  if (binding.pipelineOwner.semanticsOwner == null)
    throw StateError('Semantics are not enabled.');
  final Iterable<Element> candidates = finder.evaluate();
  if (candidates.isEmpty) {
    throw StateError('Finder returned no matching elements.');
  if (candidates.length > 1) {
    throw StateError('Finder returned more than one element.');
  final Element element = candidates.single;
  RenderObject renderObject = element.findRenderObject();
  SemanticsNode result = renderObject.debugSemantics;
  while (renderObject != null && result == null) {
    renderObject = renderObject?.parent as RenderObject;
    result = renderObject?.debugSemantics;
  if (result == null)
    throw StateError('No Semantics data found.');
  return result;