Dependencies in Flutter

Learn how to add dependencies and integrate them into our project.


Beyond the UI, it’s important to add features and functionality to our Flutter app to make it valuable and productive for our users.

For example, if our app needs to access the internet to retrieve data or perform specific tasks, we need to include a package that provides internet connectivity. There are several packages available for this purpose, such as Dio or HTTP, that offer functions for making HTTP requests and handling responses.

To include a package in our Flutter app, we need to add it to the dependencies section of the pubspec.yaml file and run the flutter pub get command to install it. Once the package is installed, we can import it into our code and use the classes and functions provided by the package to implement the desired functionality in our app.

Using packages and dependencies, we can easily add the features and functionality we need to our Flutter app and focus on building a great user experience.

The pubspec.yaml file

The pubspec.yaml file is used to define the dependencies of our project. It specifies which packages our project depends on and lists any assets, such as images or fonts, that our project uses. The pubspec.yaml file is located in the root directory of the Flutter project and is used by the package manager to resolve dependencies and install the required packages.

Here’s an example of a simple pubspec.yaml file:

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