How to Configure Flutter in Android Studio: A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you looking to integrate Flutter into your Android Studio development environment? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

This comprehensive guide will take you through the process of setting up Flutter in Android Studio, step by step.

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Step 1: Install Android Studio

Before you can start using Flutter in Android Studio, you need to install the latest version of Android Studio. If you haven’t already, download it from the official website and follow the installation instructions.


Step 2: Download Flutter

Next, you’ll need to download Flutter. Head over to the Flutter website and click the “Get Started” button. On the next page, select “Flutter” and then “Windows” (or whichever operating system you’re using). Download the ZIP file and extract it to a location of your choice.

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Step 3: Set Up the Flutter Environment Variable

Now that you have Flutter installed, you need to set up an environment variable. This will allow you to run Flutter commands from the command line, which is necessary for integrating Flutter into Android Studio. To set up the environment variable, follow these steps:

  • Right-click on the “This PC” icon and select “Properties.”
  • Click on “Advanced system settings.”
  • Click on “Environment Variables.”
  • Under “System Variables,” scroll down until you find “Path.”
  • Click on “Edit.”
  • Click “New” and enter the path to the Flutter bin directory (e.g., C:\src\flutter\bin).
  • Click “OK” to save the changes.

Step 4: Open Android Studio

With the environment variable set up, you’re ready to open Android Studio. Click the “Start” menu and search for “Android Studio.” Launch the application and wait for it to load.

Step 5: Install the Flutter and Dart Plugins

To use Flutter in Android Studio, you need to install the Flutter and Dart plugins. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open Android Studio and click on “Configure.”
  • Select “Plugins.”
  • Click on “Marketplace.”
  • Search for “Flutter” and “Dart.”
  • Install both plugins by clicking the “Install” button.

Step 6: Create a New Flutter Project

With the plugins installed, you’re now ready to create your first Flutter project. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Click on “Create New Project.”
  • Select “Flutter” from the list of options.
  • Fill in the required information, such as the project name and location.
  • Click “Finish.”

Step 7: Run Your Flutter Project

Finally, you’re ready to run your first Flutter project. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Connect your Android device to your computer.
  • Click on “Run.”
  • Select “Run ‘main.dart’.”
  • Wait for the application to compile and run on your device.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully integrated Flutter into Android Studio and created your first Flutter project. Happy coding!

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