How to timeout a future computation after a timeLimit?


When defining a Future as follows:

Future<HttpRequest> httpRequest =  HttpRequest.request(url,
      method: method, requestHeaders: requestHeaders);

I want to handle a timeout after 5 secondes. I’m writing my code like this :

httpRequest.timeout(const Duration (seconds:5),onTimeout : _onTimeout());

Where my timeout function is :

_onTimeout() => print("Time Out occurs");

According to the Future timeout() method documentation , If onTimeout is omitted, a timeout will cause the returned future to complete with a TimeoutException. But With my code , my method _onTimeout() is properly called (but immediately, not after 5 seconds) and I always get a

TimeException after 5 seconds… (TimeoutException after 0:00:05.000000: Future not completed )

Am I missing something ?


Change this line

httpRequest.timeout(const Duration (seconds:5),onTimeout : _onTimeout());


httpRequest.timeout(const Duration (seconds:5),onTimeout : () => _onTimeout());

or just pass a reference to the function (without the ())

httpRequest.timeout(const Duration (seconds:5),onTimeout : _onTimeout);

This way the closure that calls _onTimeout() will be passed to timeout().
In the former code the result of the _onTimeout() call will be passed to timeout()

Answered By – Günter Zöchbauer

Answer Checked By – Dawn Plyler (FlutterFixes Volunteer)

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