⛸️Basic State Management

State management is a fundamental concept in Flutter, allowing developers to maintain and manipulate the data in their app, responding to user interactions and other events. Let’s explore the basics of state management and how you can utilize it in your Flutter apps.

1. What is State? πŸ€”

In Flutter, "state" refers to the data that can change over time within your app. This could be user input, configuration, or any other kind of data that might change during the lifetime of the app.

2. Stateless Widgets vs Stateful Widgets πŸ”„

As you already know, widgets are either stateless or stateful:

  1. Stateless Widgets: They are immutable and do not hold any state.

  2. Stateful Widgets: They maintain state that might change over time.

3. Managing State in a Stateful Widget πŸ› οΈ

Let's create a simple counter app using a Stateful Widget to understand state management better.

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

void main() {

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      home: CounterPage(),

class CounterPage extends StatefulWidget {
  State<CounterPage> createState() => _CounterPageState();

class _CounterPageState extends State<CounterPage> {
  int counter = 0;

  void incrementCounter() {
    setState(() {

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: Text('Counter App'),
      body: Center(
        child: Column(
          mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.center,
          children: <Widget>[
              'You have pushed the button this many times:',
              style: Theme.of(context).textTheme.headline4,
      floatingActionButton: FloatingActionButton(
        onPressed: incrementCounter,
        tooltip: 'Increment',
        child: Icon(Icons.add),

In this example, the setState method is called to notify the framework that the state has changed and the UI needs to be rebuilt.

4. Exploring Other State Management Techniques 🌐

While managing state within a Stateful Widget is straightforward, for larger apps you might want to explore other state management techniques like:

  • Provider

  • Riverpod

  • Bloc

These techniques allow for more structured and scalable state management solutions.

Assignments πŸ“

Here are some exercises to deepen your understanding:

By completing these assignments, you’ll get a hands-on experience with state management in Flutter.

As you progress, understanding various state management techniques will be vital in building complex and well-structured apps.

Up next, dive into Basic Layout and Styling to give your apps a visually appealing and user-friendly design!

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