How to implement drop down list in flutter?

Question

Asked by Chaythanya n on March 14, 2018 (source).

I have a list of locations that i want to implement as a dropdown list in Flutter. Im pretty new to the language. Here's what i have done.

new DropdownButton(
  value: _selectedLocation,
  onChanged: (String newValue) {
    setState(() {
      _selectedLocation = newValue;
     });
},
items: _locations.map((String location) {
  return new DropdownMenuItem<String>(
     child: new Text(location),
  );
}).toList(),

This is my list of items:

List<String> _locations = ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D'];

And I am getting the following error.

Another exception was thrown: 'package:flutter/src/material/dropdown.dart': Failed assertion: line 468 pos 15: 'value == null || items.where((DropdownMenuItem<T> item) => item.value == value).length == 1': is not true.

I assume the value of _selectedLocation is getting null. But i am initialising it like so.

String _selectedLocation = 'Please choose a location';

Answer

Question answered by Pravin R (source).

Try this

DropdownButton<String>(
  items: <String>['A', 'B', 'C', 'D'].map((String value) {
    return DropdownMenuItem<String>(
      value: value,
      child: Text(value),
    );
  }).toList(),
  onChanged: (_) {},
)
    
DART DROP-DOWN-MENU FLUTTER
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