We know you have many choices when you fly, I mean animate, in Flutter, so thank you for choosing AnimatedBuilder and AnimatedWidget. Wait, what? No! Flutter has many different animation widgets, but unlike commercial airlines, each type of widget is right for a different type of job. Sure, you can accomplish the same animation in a couple of different ways, but using the right animation widget for the job will make your life much easier.

This article covers why you might want to use AnimatedBuilder or AnimatedWidget versus other animation widgets, and how to use them. Suppose you want to add an animation to your app. This article is part of a series, walking through why you might want to use each type of animation widget. The particular animation you want to do repeats a couple of times or needs to be able to pause and resume in response to something, like a finger tap. …

Emily Fortuna

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