Unit Testing for Providers in Flutter


We have started a new project on Flutter in the TDD approach. I am using providers for State Management.
While trying to write the Widget Testing we are facing the issue to test the providers.
Can you please suggest with an example to write the unit testing for providers and widget injects the provider.

I’m getting the following issue

══╡ EXCEPTION CAUGHT BY FLUTTER TEST FRAMEWORK ╞════════════════════════════════════
The following ProviderNotFoundException was thrown running a test:
Error: Could not find the correct Provider above this SplashScreen Widget

To fix, please:

Ensure the Provider is an ancestor to this SplashScreen Widget
Provide types to Provider
Provide types to Consumer
Provide types to Provider.of()
Always use package imports. Ex: `import 'package:my_app/my_code.dart';
Ensure the correct context is being used.

══╡ Splash Screen Code╞════════════════════════════════════

import 'dart:async';
import 'package:flutter/cupertino.dart';
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:provider/provider.dart';
import '../../../routes.dart';
import '../../constants/constants.dart';
import '../../providers/provider.dart';
import '../../services/navigation_service.dart';
import '../../utils/utlis.dart';

class SplashScreen extends StatefulWidget {
  SplashScreenState createState() => SplashScreenState();

class SplashScreenState extends State {
  void startTime() {
    const _duration = Duration(seconds: Preferences.splashScreenTime);
    Timer(_duration, _getInitialData);

  dynamic _getInitialData() async {
    final TokenProvider tokenProvider =
    Provider.of(context, listen: false);

    await tokenProvider.setAccessToken();


  void navigationPage() {

  void initState() {

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      backgroundColor: Colors.white,
      body: Stack(
        key: const Key('splashScreen_body'),
        fit: StackFit.expand,
        children: [
            key: const Key('splashScreen_image'),

thank in advance


You need to wrap the widget you want to test in the providers used by that widget.

As such, you may want to write:

await tester.pumpWidget(
    child: SplashScreen(),

Answered By – Rémi Rousselet

Answer Checked By – Marilyn (FlutterFixes Volunteer)

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