ScaffoldMessenger class Null safety

Manages SnackBars and MaterialBanners for descendant Scaffolds.

This class provides APIs for showing snack bars and material banners at the bottom and top of the screen, respectively.

To display one of these notifications, obtain the ScaffoldMessengerState for the current BuildContext via ScaffoldMessenger.of and use the ScaffoldMessengerState.showSnackBar or the ScaffoldMessengerState.showMaterialBanner functions.

When the ScaffoldMessenger has nested Scaffold descendants, the ScaffoldMessenger will only present the notification to the root Scaffold of the subtree of Scaffolds. In order to show notifications for the inner, nested Scaffolds, set a new scope by instantiating a new ScaffoldMessenger in between the levels of nesting.

Here is an example of showing a SnackBar when the user presses a button.
To create a local project with this code sample, run:
flutter create --sample=material.ScaffoldMessenger.1 mysample

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ScaffoldMessenger({Key? key, required Widget child})
Creates a widget that manages SnackBars for Scaffold descendants.


child Widget
The widget below this widget in the tree.
hashCode int
The hash code for this object.
@nonVirtual, read-only, inherited
key Key?
Controls how one widget replaces another widget in the tree.
final, inherited
runtimeType Type
A representation of the runtime type of the object.
read-only, inherited


createElement() StatefulElement
Creates a StatefulElement to manage this widget's location in the tree.
createState() ScaffoldMessengerState
Creates the mutable state for this widget at a given location in the tree.
debugDescribeChildren() List<DiagnosticsNode>
Returns a list of DiagnosticsNode objects describing this node's children.
@protected, inherited
debugFillProperties(DiagnosticPropertiesBuilder properties) → void
Add additional properties associated with the node.
noSuchMethod(Invocation invocation) → dynamic
Invoked when a non-existent method or property is accessed.
toDiagnosticsNode({String? name, DiagnosticsTreeStyle? style}) DiagnosticsNode
Returns a debug representation of the object that is used by debugging tools and by DiagnosticsNode.toStringDeep.
toString({DiagnosticLevel minLevel =}) String
A string representation of this object.
toStringDeep({String prefixLineOne = '', String? prefixOtherLines, DiagnosticLevel minLevel = DiagnosticLevel.debug}) String
Returns a string representation of this node and its descendants.
toStringShallow({String joiner = ', ', DiagnosticLevel minLevel = DiagnosticLevel.debug}) String
Returns a one-line detailed description of the object.
toStringShort() String
A short, textual description of this widget.


operator ==(Object other) bool
The equality operator.
@nonVirtual, inherited

Static Methods

maybeOf(BuildContext context) ScaffoldMessengerState?
The state from the closest instance of this class that encloses the given context, if any.
of(BuildContext context) ScaffoldMessengerState
The state from the closest instance of this class that encloses the given context.