Users can insert a specific time value into time pickers. They can be used in a variety of settings, like setting an alarm and scheduling a meeting. Hence, time pickers have become an integral part of our society as modern civilization tends to manage everything, not only limited to time. That is why, as developers, particularly flutter developers, it is critical to understand how to use time pickers in order to implement them in our projects. Let’s get started!
Two types of Time Pickers In Flutter
There are two types of time pickers in flutter:
- Mobile time pickers
- Mobile time input pickers
In contrast, mobile time pickers allow you to specify time in a time period down to the hour and minute. They are shown in a dialog box. In addition, mobile time pickers allow you to choose between hours and minutes. They’re not great for picking small quantities of time, such as milliseconds for a stopwatch app.
On the other hand, mobile time input pickers enable users to specify time by typing digits on a keyboard. By tapping the keyboard icon, you can access the mobile time input picker from any other mobile time picker interface.
Key Properties Of Time Pickers In Flutter
Foundationally, the key properties of mobile time pickers are the title, interactive time input display, clock dial, time input switch, and AM/PM selector, while the mobile time input picker’s only properties are title, hour and minute input field, dial entry switch, and AM/PM selector.
Now that we know a lot about the time pickers, it is time to implement them in our project. Check the source code below.
final TimeOfDay newTime = await showTimePicker( context: context, initialTime: TimeOfDay(hour: 7, minute: 15), initialEntryMode: TimePickerEntryMode.input, );
In modern society, we know how important it is to manage our time. That is why we make tools to micromanage everything and it is crucial as developers to know how to implement time picker widgets in our projects. We found out there are two types of time pickers, which are the mobile time pickers, which allow you to specify time in a time period down to the hour and minute. On the other hand, mobile time input pickers enable users to specify time by typing digits on a keyboard. You can also check out the date pickers that come hand in hand with time pickers here on my last blog post. Once again, thank you for reading. Please share this blog with your friends if you find it useful.