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DartPad

DartPad is an open-source tool that lets you play with the Dart language in any modern browser. Many pages in this site — especially codelabs — have embedded DartPads. To get a DartPad as big as your browser window, go to the DartPad site (dartpad.dev).

Here’s what DartPad looks like:

DartPad Hello World

Library support

DartPad supports dart:* core libraries marked as multi-platform and web platform. It doesn’t support those marked native platform, and it doesn’t support deferred loading.

It also doesn’t support using packages from the pub.dev package repository.

Getting started

To get familiar with DartPad, try running some samples and then creating a simple command-line app.

Open DartPad, and run a sample

  1. Go to DartPad.

    Dart code appears on the left, and a place for the output appears on the right.

  2. Choose a Flutter sample such as Sunflower, using the Samples list at the upper right.

    The rendered output appears to the right.

Create a command-line app

To create a simple command-line app, use New Pad.

  1. Click the New Pad button, and confirm that you want to discard changes to the current pad.

  2. Click the Dart logo, make sure that HTML support is disabled, and then click Create.

  3. Change the code. For example, change the main() function to contain this code:

    for (var char in 'hello'.split('')) {
      print(char);
    }

    As you type, DartPad shows hints, documentation, and autocomplete suggestions.

  4. Click the Format button. DartPad uses the Dart formatter to ensure that your code has proper indentation, white space, and line wrapping.

  5. Run your app.

  6. If you didn’t happen to have any bugs while you were entering the code, try introducing a bug.

    For example, if you change split to spit, you get warnings at the bottom right of the window. If you run the app, a compilation error appears in the console.

Checking Dart version info

The language features and APIs that DartPad supports depend on the Dart SDK version that DartPad is based on. You can find the SDK version at the bottom right of DartPad.

Embedding DartPad in web pages

You can embed DartPad inside of web pages, customizing it to suit your use case. For example, the futures codelab contains multiple embedded DartPads labeled as examples and exercises.

For more information about how to use embedded DartPads, see best practices for using DartPad in tutorials.

For technical details on embedding DartPads, see the DartPad embedding guide.