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How to Install Flutter For Web?

  • Last Updated : 13 Oct, 2021

Flutter is Google’s platform-independent technology for creating applications that can run on multiple platforms. This open-source UI software development kit allows you to reuse most of your code across platforms, which can significantly lower your budget costs.

Features of Flutter:

  1. Cross-Platform Development
  2. Hot Reload
  3. Rich Widgets

In this article, we will show you the installation process of Flutter.  

Installing Flutter for Web:

The steps for installing Flutter are as follows:

Step1: Click on this link and select your operating system.

Select your operating system

Select your operating system

Step 2: Get the latest stable version of Flutter SDK by downloading the following installation package 

Click on the blue button

Click on the blue button

Unzip the zip file and place it in your desired installation location. (Eg: Documents folder)

Warning: Do not install Flutter in a directory like C:\Program Files\ that requires elevated privileges. 

Step 3: Update your path

To run Flutter commands from the normal Windows console, follow these steps to add Flutter to the PATH environment variable:  

From the start search bar, type env and select Edit environment variables for your account.  

Click on Environment Variables

Click on Environment Variables

In User Variables, look for an entry named Path : 

Double click on Path

Double click on Path 

On double-clicking on Path (or click on Path and then click on Edit button), another tab will pop- up:

Click on the ‘New’ button on the left side and add C:\flutter\bin. Click OK.

You must close and reopen any existing console windows for these changes to take effect.

Step 4: Set up an IDE

You can create applications with Flutter using any text editor combined with command-line tools. However, it is recommended to use Flutter editor plugins for an even better experience. These plugins give you code completion, syntax highlighting, widget editing aids, launch and debugging support, and more.

Step 5: Install Flutter plugin

  1. Start VS Code.
  2. Invoke View > Command Palette….
  3. Type “install”, and select Extensions: Install Extensions.
  4. Type “flutter” in the extensions search field, select Flutter in the list and click Install. This also installs the required Dart plugin.
Install Flutter plugin

Install Flutter plugin

Now you can start building your application using Flutter.

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