Flutter Hooks Fetching Data using useEffect – setState() or markNeedsBuild() called during build


Currently exploring functional_widgets and flutter_hooks. Having same idea with reactjs I’m fetching data with the following code.

Widget homeScreen(BuildContext context) {
  TodoListProvider model = Provider.of<TodoListProvider>(context);
  useEffect(() {
    return () => {};
  }, []);
  return Scaffold(
    appBar: _buildAppbar(context, model),
    bottomNavigationBar: _buildBottomNav(context, model),
    floatingActionButton: _buildFloatingAction(context),
    body: PageTransitionSwitcher(
      duration: const Duration(milliseconds: 300),
      reverse: model.reverse,
      transitionBuilder: (
        Widget child,
        Animation<double> animation,
        Animation<double> secondaryAnimation,
      ) {
        return SharedAxisTransition(
          child: child,
          animation: animation,
          secondaryAnimation: secondaryAnimation,
          transitionType: SharedAxisTransitionType.horizontal,
      child: _getCurrentTab(model.currentIndex),

I don’t think this is the right way since it’s throwing an error.enter image description here


The issue with:

  useEffect(() {
  }, []);

is that fetchList is called synchronously inside build and modify an ancestor widget, which is not good.

You can wrap the fetchList call in a microtask:

  useEffect(() {
    Future.microtask(() => model.fetchList());
  }, []);

Answered By – Rémi Rousselet

Answer Checked By – Candace Johnson (FlutterFixes Volunteer)

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