Solved: How to make an AlertDialog in Flutter?

Question

Asked by Suragch on December 19, 2018 (source).

I am learning to build apps in Flutter. Now I have come to alert dialogs. I have done them before in Android and iOS, but how do I make an alert in Flutter?

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Answer

Question answered by Suragch (source).

One Button

showAlertDialog(BuildContext context) {

  // set up the button
  Widget okButton = TextButton(
    child: Text("OK"),
    onPressed: () { },
  );

  // set up the AlertDialog
  AlertDialog alert = AlertDialog(
    title: Text("My title"),
    content: Text("This is my message."),
    actions: [
      okButton,
    ],
  );

  // show the dialog
  showDialog(
    context: context,
    builder: (BuildContext context) {
      return alert;
    },
  );
}

Two Buttons

showAlertDialog(BuildContext context) {

  // set up the buttons
  Widget cancelButton = TextButton(
    child: Text("Cancel"),
    onPressed:  () {},
  );
  Widget continueButton = TextButton(
    child: Text("Continue"),
    onPressed:  () {},
  );

  // set up the AlertDialog
  AlertDialog alert = AlertDialog(
    title: Text("AlertDialog"),
    content: Text("Would you like to continue learning how to use Flutter alerts?"),
    actions: [
      cancelButton,
      continueButton,
    ],
  );

  // show the dialog
  showDialog(
    context: context,
    builder: (BuildContext context) {
      return alert;
    },
  );
}

Three Buttons

showAlertDialog(BuildContext context) {

  // set up the buttons
  Widget remindButton = TextButton(
    child: Text("Remind me later"),
    onPressed:  () {},
  );
  Widget cancelButton = TextButton(
    child: Text("Cancel"),
    onPressed:  () {},
  );
  Widget launchButton = TextButton(
    child: Text("Launch missile"),
    onPressed:  () {},
  );

  // set up the AlertDialog
  AlertDialog alert = AlertDialog(
    title: Text("Notice"),
    content: Text("Launching this missile will destroy the entire universe. Is this what you intended to do?"),
    actions: [
      remindButton,
      cancelButton,
      launchButton,
    ],
  );

  // show the dialog
  showDialog(
    context: context,
    builder: (BuildContext context) {
      return alert;
    },
  );
}

Handling button presses

The onPressed callback for the buttons in the examples above were empty, but you could add something like this:

Widget launchButton = TextButton(
  child: Text("Launch missile"),
  onPressed:  () {
    Navigator.of(context).pop(); // dismiss dialog
    launchMissile();
  },
);

If you make the callback null, then the button will be disabled.

onPressed: null,

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Supplemental code

Here is the code for main.dart in case you weren't getting the functions above to run.

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

void main() => runApp(MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Flutter',
      home: Scaffold(
        appBar: AppBar(
          title: Text('Flutter'),
        ),
        body: MyLayout()),
    );
  }
}

class MyLayout extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Padding(
      padding: const EdgeInsets.all(8.0),
      child: ElevatedButton(
        child: Text('Show alert'),
        onPressed: () {
          showAlertDialog(context);
        },
      ),
    );
  }
}

// replace this function with the examples above
showAlertDialog(BuildContext context) { ... }
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