State management with Flutter Provider

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by The Captain

August 7, 2023

Flutter Provider Package: Simplifying State Management

State management is a crucial aspect of mobile app development. In Flutter, there are several frameworks and packages available to simplify state management. One such popular package is the Provider package.

The Provider package simplifies state management in Flutter by leveraging the InheritedWidget and provider classes. It allows you to manage and access state throughout the widget tree in a clean and efficient manner.

Let's take a look at how you can use the Provider package to simplify state management in your Flutter app.


To get started, you need to add the Provider package to your pubspec.yaml file:

  provider: ^5.0.0

After adding the package, run flutter pub get to fetch the package dependencies.


1. Wrap your root widget with a MultiProvider widget:

void main() {
      providers: [
        ChangeNotifierProvider(create: (_) => CounterProvider()),
      child: MyApp(),

2. Create a provider class by extending ChangeNotifier:

class CounterProvider extends ChangeNotifier {
  int _count = 0;
  int get count => _count;
  void increment() {

3. Access the state in your widgets using Provider.of<T>:

class MyHomePage extends StatelessWidget {
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    final counter = Provider.of(context);
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: Text('State Management with Provider'),
      body: Center(
        child: Column(
          children: [
              'Count: ${counter.count}',
              style: TextStyle(fontSize: 20),
            SizedBox(height: 10),
              onPressed: counter.increment,
              child: Text('Increment'),

That's it! You have successfully implemented state management using the Provider package. Now, whenever the count changes in the CounterProvider class, the UI will automatically update.

The Provider package also offers additional features like Consumer and Selector widgets for fine-grained updates and performance optimizations. You can explore these features in the official package documentation.


The Provider package provides an elegant and simple solution for state management in Flutter. By using the Provider package, you can easily manage and access state throughout your app's widget tree, reducing boilerplate code and improving code organization.

State Management with Flutter Provider is a powerful tool in your Flutter development toolkit, empowering you to build robust and scalable apps with ease.