WidgetInspectorService mixin Null safety

Service used by GUI tools to interact with the WidgetInspector.

Calls to this object are typically made from GUI tools such as the Flutter IntelliJ Plugin using the Dart VM Service. This class uses its own object id and manages object lifecycles itself instead of depending on the object ids specified by the VM Service Protocol because the VM Service Protocol ids expire unpredictably. Object references are tracked in groups so that tools that clients can use dereference all objects in a group with a single operation making it easier to avoid memory leaks.

All methods in this class are appropriate to invoke from debugging tools using the Observatory service protocol to evaluate Dart expressions of the form WidgetInspectorService.instance.methodName(arg1, arg2, ...). If you make changes to any instance method of this class you need to verify that the Flutter IntelliJ Plugin widget inspector support still works with the changes.

All methods returning String values return JSON.

Properties

selection InspectorSelection
Ground truth tracking what object(s) are currently selected used by both GUI tools such as the Flutter IntelliJ Plugin and the WidgetInspector displayed on the device.
final
selectionChangedCallback InspectorSelectionChangedCallback?
Callback typically registered by the WidgetInspector to receive notifications when selection changes. [...]
read / write
hashCode int
The hash code for this object. [...]
read-only, inherited
runtimeType Type
A representation of the runtime type of the object.
read-only, inherited

Methods

registerServiceExtension({required String name, required ServiceExtensionCallback callback}) → void
Registers a service extension method with the given name (full name "ext.flutter.inspector.name"). [...]
forceRebuild() Future<void>
Cause the entire tree to be rebuilt. This is used by development tools when the application code has changed and is being hot-reloaded, to cause the widget tree to pick up any changed implementations. [...]
isStructuredErrorsEnabled() bool
Whether structured errors are enabled. [...]
initServiceExtensions(RegisterServiceExtensionCallback registerServiceExtensionCallback) → void
Called to register service extensions. [...]
disposeAllGroups() → void
Clear all InspectorService object references. [...]
resetAllState() → void
Reset all InspectorService state. [...]
disposeGroup(String name) → void
Free all references to objects in a group. [...]
toId(Object? object, String groupName) String?
Returns a unique id for object that will remain live at least until disposeGroup is called on groupName.
isWidgetTreeReady([String? groupName]) bool
Returns whether the application has rendered its first frame and it is appropriate to display the Widget tree in the inspector.
toObject(String? id, [String? groupName]) Object?
Returns the Dart object associated with a reference id. [...]
toObjectForSourceLocation(String id, [String? groupName]) Object?
Returns the object to introspect to determine the source location of an object's class. [...]
disposeId(String? id, String groupName) → void
Remove the object with the specified id from the specified object group. [...]
setPubRootDirectories(List<String> pubRootDirectories) → void
Set the list of directories that should be considered part of the local project. [...]
setSelectionById(String? id, [String? groupName]) bool
Set the WidgetInspector selection to the object matching the specified id if the object is valid object to set as the inspector selection. [...]
setSelection(Object? object, [String? groupName]) bool
Set the WidgetInspector selection to the specified object if it is a valid object to set as the inspector selection. [...]
devToolsInspectorUri(String inspectorRef) String
Returns the DevTools inspector uri for the given vm service connection and inspector reference.
getParentChain(String id, String groupName) String
Returns JSON representing the chain of DiagnosticsNode instances from root of thee tree to the Element or RenderObject matching id. [...]
getProperties(String diagnosticsNodeId, String groupName) String
Returns a JSON representation of the properties of the DiagnosticsNode object that diagnosticsNodeId references.
getChildren(String diagnosticsNodeId, String groupName) String
Returns a JSON representation of the children of the DiagnosticsNode object that diagnosticsNodeId references.
getChildrenSummaryTree(String diagnosticsNodeId, String groupName) String
Returns a JSON representation of the children of the DiagnosticsNode object that diagnosticsNodeId references only including children that were created directly by user code. [...]
getChildrenDetailsSubtree(String diagnosticsNodeId, String groupName) String
Returns a JSON representation of the children of the DiagnosticsNode object that diagnosticsNodeId references providing information needed for the details subtree view. [...]
getRootWidget(String groupName) String
Returns a JSON representation of the DiagnosticsNode for the root Element.
getRootWidgetSummaryTree(String groupName) String
Returns a JSON representation of the DiagnosticsNode for the root Element showing only nodes that should be included in a summary tree.
getRootRenderObject(String groupName) String
Returns a JSON representation of the DiagnosticsNode for the root RenderObject.
getDetailsSubtree(String id, String groupName, {int subtreeDepth = 2}) String
Returns a JSON representation of the subtree rooted at the DiagnosticsNode object that diagnosticsNodeId references providing information needed for the details subtree view. [...]
getSelectedRenderObject(String previousSelectionId, String groupName) String
Returns a DiagnosticsNode representing the currently selected RenderObject. [...]
getSelectedWidget(String? previousSelectionId, String groupName) String
Returns a DiagnosticsNode representing the currently selected Element. [...]
screenshot(Object? object, {required double width, required double height, double margin = 0.0, double maxPixelRatio = 1.0, bool debugPaint = false}) Future<Image?>
Captures an image of the current state of an object that is a RenderObject or Element. [...]
getSelectedSummaryWidget(String previousSelectionId, String groupName) String
Returns a DiagnosticsNode representing the currently selected Element if the selected Element should be shown in the summary tree otherwise returns the first ancestor of the selected Element shown in the summary tree. [...]
isWidgetCreationTracked() bool
Returns whether Widget creation locations are available. [...]
postEvent(String eventKind, Map<Object, Object?> eventData) → void
All events dispatched by a WidgetInspectorService use this method instead of calling developer.postEvent directly so that tests for WidgetInspectorService can track which events were dispatched by overriding this method.
performReassemble() → void
This method is called by WidgetsBinding.performReassemble to flush caches of obsolete values after a hot reload. [...]
toString() String
A string representation of this object. [...]
inherited
noSuchMethod(Invocation invocation) → dynamic
Invoked when a non-existent method or property is accessed. [...]
inherited

Operators

operator ==(Object other) bool
The equality operator. [...]
inherited

Static Properties

instance WidgetInspectorService
The current WidgetInspectorService.
@protected, read / write