Flutter FloatingActionButton – onPressed

You can execute a set of dart statement when user taps on a FloatingActionButton using onPressed callback.

onPressed callback is called when user taps or otherwise activates the FloatingActionButton.

Note: If onPressed property is not set or set to null, the FloatingActionButton is displayed as disabled.

Following is the quick code snippet to use onPressed property with FloatingActionButton.

  //other properties
  onPressed: () {
    //your code to execute when user presses/taps on the FAB

Example: FloatingActionButton onPressed()

In this example Flutter Application, we shall create a FlutterActionButton and set the onPressed property with a function. In the function, you can write your application specific functionality. For this example, we shall just print a message to the console.


import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

void main() {
    home: MyApp(),

class MyApp extends StatefulWidget {
  _State createState() => _State();

class _State extends State<MyApp> {

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: new Text("Flutter Tutorial - googleflutter.com"),
      floatingActionButton: FloatingActionButton(
        child: Icon(Icons.refresh),
        onPressed: () {
          //your dart code
          print('Yeah.. The FloatingActionButton is pressed.');


When you run the above Flutter Application, a screen is displayed with FloatingActionButton at the bottom right corner. Tap on it, and you shall see a statement printed to the console.


In this Flutter Tutorial, we learned how to use onPressed property of FloatingActionButton, to execute a set of dart statements when user presses or taps on the floating action button.

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