Flutter and Getx: How to Pass parameters from UI to Getx controller?


I have this Getx controller for reading content of a Post from database:

class ReadSinglePostController extends GetxController {
  var isLoading = true.obs;
  var posts = Post(
          postID: 1,
          userID: 0,
          thumbnail: 'thumbnail',
          imageList: 'imageList',
          title: 'title',
          description: 'description',
          createdTime: DateTime.now())
      .obs; //yes this can be accessed

  var postid = 2.obs; //I want this value to change when I click a post in the UI

  void onInit() {

  updateID(var postID) {
    postid.value = postID;
    print('im print ${postid.value}');
  }//should update postid when a post is clicked in the UI

  Future readPost(var postID) async {
    try {
      var result = await PostsDatabase.instance.readPost(postID);
      posts.value = result;
    } finally {

But the problem I’m now facing is that: to read a specific Post from database, I need the postID parameter. And as you can imagine, this parameter can be recorded when I click a specific Post in UI, but how do I pass that parameter to this Getx controller? Or maybe I am doing this whole thing wrong?


You can use the instance of your controller on the Ui.

For example, on the widget you call the controller:

final ReadSinglePostController _controller = Get.put(ReadSinglePostController());

//and when you need to change you do like this:

Inside the updateID method you can call the load method:

updateID(var postID) {
  postid.value = postID;
  print('im print ${postid.value}');

Answered By – Jorge Vieira

Answer Checked By – Dawn Plyler (FlutterFixes Volunteer)

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