invoke<T extends Intent> static method

Object? invoke<T extends Intent>(
  1. BuildContext context,
  2. T intent

Invokes the action associated with the given Intent using the Actions widget that most tightly encloses the given BuildContext.

This method returns the result of invoking the action's Action.invoke method.

If the given intent doesn't map to an action, then it will look to the next ancestor Actions widget in the hierarchy until it reaches the root.

This method will throw an exception if no ambient Actions widget is found, or when a suitable Action is found but it returns false for Action.isEnabled.


static Object? invoke<T extends Intent>(
  BuildContext context,
  T intent,
) {
  Object? returnValue;

  final bool actionFound = _visitActionsAncestors(context, (InheritedElement element) {
    final _ActionsScope actions = element.widget as _ActionsScope;
    final Action<T>? result = _castAction(actions, intent: intent);
    if (result != null && result._isEnabled(intent, context)) {
      // Invoke the action we found using the relevant dispatcher from the Actions
      // Element we found.
      returnValue = _findDispatcher(element).invokeAction(result, intent, context);
    return result != null;

  assert(() {
    if (!actionFound) {
      throw FlutterError(
        'Unable to find an action for an Intent with type '
        '${intent.runtimeType} in an $Actions widget in the given context.\n'
        '$Actions.invoke() was unable to find an $Actions widget that '
        "contained a mapping for the given intent, or the intent type isn't the "
        'same as the type argument to invoke (which is $T - try supplying a '
        'type argument to invoke if one was not given)\n'
        'The context used was:\n'
        '  $context\n'
        'The intent type requested was:\n'
        '  ${intent.runtimeType}',
    return true;
  return returnValue;