Flutter : 'Future <dynamic>' is not a subtype of type bool

Issue

I was trying to implement a simple login/logout functionality. My scenario is this:

I have 2 pages ( login page and home page), In the main.dart, I am using SharedPreferences to check if a user has already logged in or not if the user is logged in, I set a boolean value as true on click of a button.

The issue I am having is, I have a routeLogin function that I created to choose between Homepage and Landingpage.
And I get this error:

I/flutter ( 9026): ══╡ EXCEPTION CAUGHT BY WIDGETS LIBRARY ╞═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════
I/flutter ( 9026): The following assertion was thrown building MyApp(dirty):
I/flutter ( 9026): type 'Future<dynamic>' is not a subtype of type 'bool'
I/flutter ( 9026):
I/flutter ( 9026): Either the assertion indicates an error in the framework itself, or we should provide substantially
I/flutter ( 9026): more information in this error message to help you determine and fix the underlying cause.
I/flutter ( 9026): In either case, please report this assertion by filing a bug on GitHub:
I/flutter ( 9026):   https://github.com/flutter/flutter/issues/new?template=BUG.md

This is my code :

import 'package:credit/src/pages/landing.dart';
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:credit/src/pages/credit/home.dart';
import 'package:shared_preferences/shared_preferences.dart';

void main() => runApp(MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  // This widget is the root of your application.

 bool checkValue;
 checkLoginValue () async{
   SharedPreferences loginCheck = await SharedPreferences.getInstance();
   checkValue = loginCheck.getBool("login");
   }
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Test App',
       debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
      theme: ThemeData(
        primarySwatch: Colors.blue,
      ),
      home: routeLogin());
      //home: LandingPage());      
  }

  routeLogin()
  {
    print("Check value");
    if (checkValue == null){
      return LandingPage();
    }
    else{
      return HomePage();
    }
    
  }
}

Please let me know where did I went wrong, I am new to Flutter.

Solution

you can use future builder to obtain this behavior easily.

Future<bool> checkLoginValue() async {
  SharedPreferences loginCheck = await SharedPreferences.getInstance();
  return loginCheck.getBool("login");
}

@override
Widget build(BuildContext context) {
  return MaterialApp(
    title: 'Test App',
    debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
    theme: ThemeData(
      primarySwatch: Colors.blue,
    ),
    home: FutureBuilder<bool>(
      future: checkLoginValue,
      builder: (BuildContext context, AsyncSnapshot<bool> snapshot) {
        if (snapshot.data == false) {
          return LandingPage();
        } else {
          return HomePage();
        }
      },
    ),
  );
}

Answered By – Salma

Answer Checked By – Mary Flores (FlutterFixes Volunteer)

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