navigatorKey property

GlobalKey<NavigatorState> navigatorKey
final

A key to use when building the Navigator.

If a navigatorKey is specified, the Navigator can be directly manipulated without first obtaining it from a BuildContext via Navigator.of: from the navigatorKey, use the GlobalKey.currentState getter.

If this is changed, a new Navigator will be created, losing all the application state in the process; in that case, the navigatorObservers must also be changed, since the previous observers will be attached to the previous navigator.

The Navigator is only built if onGenerateRoute is not null; if it is null, navigatorKey must also be null.

Implementation

final GlobalKey navigatorKey