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Flutter – Working with Charts
  • Last Updated : 15 Feb, 2021

The syncfusion_flutter_charts library in Flutter is used to handle charts. Charts can be very useful while depicting data in visual form. These packages come with a wide range of beautiful and high-performance charts. It comes with various Cartesian or circular charts with smooth interaction and beautiful animations which are completely customizable and extendable.

In this article, we will look into the same, and with the help of a simple application. To build the app follow the below steps:

  • Add the dependency to the pubspec.yaml file
  • Import the dependency to the main.dart file.
  • Use a StatelessWidget that extends to a StatefulWidget to structure the application
  • Design function that controls the data in the chart
  • Call the required type of built-in chart

Let’s discuss these steps in detail.

Adding the Dependency:

To add the dependency to the pubspec.yaml file, add syncfusion_flutter_charts in the dependencies section as shown below:

dependency



Importing the dependency:

To import the dependency to the main.dart file, use the following code:

import 'package:syncfusion_flutter_charts/charts.dart';

Structuring the Application:

Create a class with a StateFulWidget that further extends to a StatelessWidget to give the app a basic structure with appbar and a body that can hold content as shown below:

Dart




class _ChartApp extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Charts in Flutter',
      theme: ThemeData(primarySwatch: Colors.blue),
      home: _MyHomePage(),
    );
  }
}
  
class _MyHomePage extends StatefulWidget {
  _MyHomePage({Key key}) : super(key: key);
  
  @override
  _MyHomePageState createState() => _MyHomePageState();
}
  
class _MyHomePageState extends State<_MyHomePage> {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
        appBar: AppBar(
          title: const Text('GeeksForGeeks'),
          backgroundColor: Colors.green,
        ),
        body: 
  }
}

Designing the Function:

Here we will construct a function that  _Infections(), that takes in the COVID-19 data from a fixed set of data points and implement them on the chart based on the month and no. of infections that month. This can be done as follows:

Dart




class _Infections {
  _Infections(this.year, this.victims);
  
  final String year;
  final double victims;
}

This function can be directly used in the body of the application as shown below:

Dart




body: SfCartesianChart(
            primaryXAxis: CategoryAxis(),
            // Chart title
            title: ChartTitle(text: 'Monthly Covid-19 Infections'),
            // Enable legend
            legend: Legend(isVisible: true),
            // Enable tooltip
            tooltipBehavior: TooltipBehavior(enable: true),
            series: <ChartSeries<_Infections, String>>[
              LineSeries<_Infections, String>(
                  dataSource: <_Infections>[
                    _Infections('Jan', 35000),
                    _Infections('Feb', 28000),
                    _Infections('Mar', 34000),
                    _Infections('Apr', 32000),
                    _Infections('May', 40000),
                    _Infections('Jun', 60000)
                  ],
                  xValueMapper: (_Infections victims, _) => victims.year,
                  yValueMapper: (_Infections victims, _) => victims.victims,
                  // Enable data label
                  dataLabelSettings: DataLabelSettings(isVisible: true))
            ]));
  }
}

Complete Source Code:

Dart




import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:syncfusion_flutter_charts/charts.dart';
  
void main() {
  return runApp(_ChartApp());
}
  
class _ChartApp extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Charts in Flutter',
      theme: ThemeData(primarySwatch: Colors.blue),
      home: _MyHomePage(),
    );
  }
}
  
class _MyHomePage extends StatefulWidget {
  // ignore: prefer_const_constructors_in_immutables
  _MyHomePage({Key key}) : super(key: key);
  
  @override
  _MyHomePageState createState() => _MyHomePageState();
}
  
class _MyHomePageState extends State<_MyHomePage> {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
        appBar: AppBar(
          title: const Text('GeeksForGeeks'),
          backgroundColor: Colors.green,
        ),
        body: SfCartesianChart(
            primaryXAxis: CategoryAxis(),
            // Chart title
            title: ChartTitle(text: 'Monthly Covid-19 Infections'),
            // Enable legend
            legend: Legend(isVisible: true),
            // Enable tooltip
            tooltipBehavior: TooltipBehavior(enable: true),
            series: <ChartSeries<_Infections, String>>[
              LineSeries<_Infections, String>(
                  dataSource: <_Infections>[
                    _Infections('Jan', 35000),
                    _Infections('Feb', 28000),
                    _Infections('Mar', 34000),
                    _Infections('Apr', 32000),
                    _Infections('May', 40000),
                    _Infections('Jun', 60000)
                  ],
                  xValueMapper: (_Infections victims, _) => victims.year,
                  yValueMapper: (_Infections victims, _) => victims.victims,
                  // Enable data label
                  dataLabelSettings: DataLabelSettings(isVisible: true))
            ]));
  }
}
  
class _Infections {
  _Infections(this.year, this.victims);
  
  final String year;
  final double victims;
}

Output:

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