How to solve: Flutter | Navigator.pushNamed I got an error, The operator '[]' isn't defined for the type 'Object'. Try defining the operator '[]'


Asked by Yakup B on January 06, 2022 (source).

I am trying to transfer data with navigator.pushNamed but I am getting error and I don't know how to solve it.

My Code;

First screen transfer data

Navigator.pushNamed(context, '/resultscreen',
          arguments: <dynamic, dynamic>{
            "totalCorrectGuess": totalCorrectGuess,
            "imageName": imageName,

`Second screen use data

class _ResultScreenState extends State<ResultScreen> {
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    Object? gameScreenData = ModalRoute.of(context)?.settings.arguments;

    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: const Text(AppTextContants.appBarTitleResultScreen),
        centerTitle: true,
      body: Center(
        child: Container(
          margin: const EdgeInsets.all(8.0),
          child: Column(
            mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.spaceEvenly,
            children: [
              **Text('totalCorrectAnswer: \n${gameScreenData!['totalCorrectGuess']}'),**
                onPressed: () {},
                child: const Text('data'),

Line of code error

Text('totalCorrectAnswer: \n${gameScreenData!['totalCorrectGuess']}'),


Question answered by Ramin (source).

You have to cast the gameScreenData to Map

final gameScreenData = (ModalRoute.of(context)?.settings.arguments) as Map;


In case you don't want to always pass arguments use this instead:

final gameScreenData = (ModalRoute.of(context)?.settings.arguments ?? {}) as Map;

Here you first check if it's not null with ??. If it is null it will use {} as default. But then you need to check in other parts of your code whether gameScreenData has necessary data or not.

Text('totalCorrectAnswer: \n${gameScreenData['totalCorrectGuess'] ?? '0'}'),
Image.asset('assets/images/${gameScreenData['imageName'] ?? 'default'}.png'),

Here the same thing as before happens. You check whether or not totalCorrectGuess and imageName fields are null and if they are assign default values to them.

If you always need the data make sure to pass it every time you route, otherwise use this.