didChangeMetrics method Null safety

void didChangeMetrics()

Called when the application's dimensions change. For example, when a phone is rotated.

This method exposes notifications from dart:ui.PlatformDispatcher.onMetricsChanged.

This StatefulWidget implements the parts of the State and WidgetsBindingObserver protocols necessary to react when the device is rotated (or otherwise changes dimensions).
class MetricsReactor extends StatefulWidget {
  const MetricsReactor({ Key? key }) : super(key: key);

  @override
  State<MetricsReactor> createState() => _MetricsReactorState();
}

class _MetricsReactorState extends State<MetricsReactor> with WidgetsBindingObserver {
  late Size _lastSize;

  @override
  void initState() {
    super.initState();
    _lastSize = WidgetsBinding.instance!.window.physicalSize;
    WidgetsBinding.instance!.addObserver(this);
  }

  @override
  void dispose() {
    WidgetsBinding.instance!.removeObserver(this);
    super.dispose();
  }

  @override
  void didChangeMetrics() {
    setState(() { _lastSize = WidgetsBinding.instance!.window.physicalSize; });
  }

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Text('Current size: $_lastSize');
  }
}

In general, this is unnecessary as the layout system takes care of automatically recomputing the application geometry when the application size changes.

See also:

  • MediaQuery.of, which provides a similar service with less boilerplate.

Implementation

void didChangeMetrics() { }