Flutter Navigator.of(context).pop vs Navigator.pop(context) difference


What’s the difference between Navigator.of(context).pop and Navigator.pop(context)?

To me both seems to do the same work, what is the actual difference. Is one deprecated?


Navigator.push(context, route) vs Navigator.of(context).push(route)

Navigator is used to manage the app’s stack of pages(routes). When push the given route onto the screen(Navigator), We need to get the right Navigator and then push.

Navigator.of(context).push(route) splits .of(context) to get the right Navigator and .push(route). Navigator.of(context) has optional parameters, if rootNavigator is set to true, the NavigatorState from the furthest is given instead.

  static NavigatorState of(
    BuildContext context, {
    bool rootNavigator = false,
    bool nullOk = false,

Navigator.push(context, route) is a static method and do both at the same time. It internally calls Navigator.of(context).push(route). The navigator is most tightly encloses the given context.

static Future<T> push<T extends Object>(BuildContext context, Route<T> route) {
    return Navigator.of(context).push(route);

pop() is similar to push().

When multiple Navigators are nested in App. The dialog route created by showDialog(...) method is pushed to the root navigator. If the application has multiple Navigator objects, it may be necessary to call Navigator.of(context, rootNavigator: true).pop(result) to close the dialog rather than just Navigator.pop(context, result).

Answered By – conan

Answer Checked By – David Goodson (FlutterFixes Volunteer)

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