invoke abstract method

  1. @protected
  2. @override
Object? invoke(
  1. T intent,
  2. [BuildContext? context]

Called when the action is to be performed.

This is called by the ActionDispatcher when an action is invoked via Actions.invoke, or when an action is invoked using ActionDispatcher.invokeAction directly.

This method is only meant to be invoked by an ActionDispatcher, or by its subclasses, and only when isEnabled is true.

The optional context parameter is the context of the invocation of the action, and in the case of an action invoked by a ShortcutManager, via a Shortcuts widget, will be the context of the Shortcuts widget.

When overriding this method, the returned value can be any Object, but changing the return type of the override to match the type of the returned value provides more type safety.

For instance, if an override of invoke returned an int, then it might be defined like so:

class IncrementIntent extends Intent {
  const IncrementIntent({required this.index});

  final int index;

class MyIncrementAction extends ContextAction<IncrementIntent> {
  int invoke(IncrementIntent intent, [BuildContext? context]) {
    return intent.index + 1;


Object? invoke(T intent, [BuildContext? context]);