Getting started with Flutter Spark Charts

11 Apr 20229 minutes to read

This section explains the steps required to populate the spark charts with data, data labels, marker and trackball. This section covers only the minimal features needed to know to get started with the spark charts.

Add Flutter Spark charts to an application

Create a simple project using the instructions given in the Getting Started with your first Flutter app documentation.

Add dependency

Add the Syncfusion Flutter Chart dependency to your pub spec file.

dependencies:

    syncfusion_flutter_charts: ^xx.x.xx

NOTE
Here xx.x.xx denotes the current version of Syncfusion Flutter Charts package.

Get packages

Run the following command to get the required packages.

$ flutter pub get

Import package

Import the following package in your Dart code.

import 'package:syncfusion_flutter_charts/sparkcharts.dart';

Initialize spark charts

Once the package has been imported, initialize the spark charts as a child of any widget. Here, as we are rendering Line chart, initialize SfSparkLineChart widget as a child of Container widget.

@override
    Widget build(BuildContext context) {
        return Scaffold(
            body: Center(
                child: Container(
                    //Initialize the spark charts
                    child: SfSparkLineChart()
                )
            )
        );
    }

Bind data source

The data property is used for binding data to the spark charts. This property takes the list value as input.

@override
    Widget build(BuildContext context) {
        return Scaffold(
            body: Center(
                child: Container(
                    //Initialize the spark line chart
                    child: SfSparkLineChart(
                         data: <double>[
                             10,6, 8, -5, 11, 5, -2, 7, -3, 6, 8, 10
                         ]
                    )
                ),
            )
        );
    }

bind datasource

Spark charts types

You can initialize the required spark charts type by specifying the widget name to SfSparkLineChart, SfSparkAreaChart, SfSparkBarChart, SfSparkLWinLossChart. Here, the spark chart type has been set to SfSparkAreaChart.

@override
    Widget build(BuildContext context) {
        return Scaffold(
            body: Center(
                child: Container(
                    //Initialize the spark area chart
                    child: SfSparkAreaChart(
                        axisLineWidth:0,
                         data: <double>[
                             10,6, 8, -5, 11, 5, -2, 7, -3, 6, 8, 10
                        ]
                    )
                ),
            )
        );
    }

chart type

Enable data label

You can add data labels to improve the readability of the chart using the labelDisplayMode property.

@override
    Widget build(BuildContext context) {
        return Scaffold(
            body: Center(
                child: Container(
                    //Initialize spark line chart
                    child: SfSparkLineChart(
                        //Enable data label
                        labelDisplayMode: SparkChartLabelDisplayMode.all,
                        data: <double>[
                            10,6, 8, -5, 11, 5, -2, 7, -3, 6, 8, 10
                        ]
                    )
                )
            )
        );
    }

datalabel

Enable trackball for spark chart

The spark charts displays additional information through trackball when touched on a specific location of the chart area. You can enable trackball by setting the trackball property in SparkChartTrackball. Once it is activated, it will appear in the UI and move based on your touch movement until you stop touching on the chart.

@override
    Widget build(BuildContext context) {
        return Scaffold(
            body: Center(
                child: Container(
                    child: SfSparkLineChart(
                        //Enable the trackball
                        trackball: SparkChartTrackball(
                            activationMode: SparkChartActivationMode.tap
                        ),
                        data: <double>[
                            10,6, 8, -5, 11, 5, -2, 7, -3, 6, 8, 10
                        ]
                    )
                )
            )
        );
    }

trackball