"Web Server" doesn't appear on the "connected devices" when configuring Flutter for web-development

Issue

I want to setup Flutter to web-development and so I followed these instructions (Link to Flutter web setup):

$ flutter channel beta
$ flutter upgrade
$ flutter config --enable-web
$ flutter devices

The output should be the following:

2 connected device:

Web Server • web-server • web-javascript • Flutter Tools
Chrome     • chrome     • web-javascript • Google Chrome 81.0.4044.129

The problem is that my output doesn’t contain the web-server:

2 connected devices:

Chrome (web) • chrome • web-javascript • Google Chrome 88.0.4324.150
Edge (web)   • edge   • web-javascript • Microsoft Edge 88.0.705.68

Can you help?

Solution

While web-server is not listed in flutter devices it’s still available. We don’t list it any more because it’s always available, so there’s no need to check for its existence. This is unlike a phone that needs to be connected via USB and configured to accept debug connections, or emulator/simulator that needs to be started outside the Flutter tool.

Answered By – Yegor

Answer Checked By – Marie Seifert (FlutterFixes Admin)

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