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v2.23.1 2019-02-21

A bug that resulted in SDK detection failures if you had a folder named flutter inside your project has been fixed.

v2.23.0 2019-02-15

Dart: New Project

A new command Dart: New Project has been added that works similar to the existing Flutter: New Project and Flutter: New Project From Docs commands:

This command uses Stagehand to provide project templates. If you’ve not activated Stagehand before you’ll be prompted to do so the first time you use it. Clicking Activate Stagehand will automatically run pub global activate stagehand for you.

You’ll be presented with a list of project templates from Stagehand. The templates you see may vary based on the version of Stagehand you have activated.

After selecting a template you’ll be prompted for a name and folder and your project will be created and opened automatically.

Customizable Debugger Restart Button Behaviour

The restart button on the debug toolbar is now customizable for Flutter debug sessions.

In the VS Code user settings you’ll find an option named Flutter Debugger Restart Behaviour which allows you to change the behaviour of the restart button (and corresponding command/menu items) between Hot Reload and Hot Restart. The default behaviour remains as hot reload (though depending on feedback this could change in future).

Improved Project Picker

When running a command that requires a project root (for example Pub: Get Packages) that isn’t clear from your active file, you’re prompted for a folder. The built-in workspace-folder picker has been replaced with one that shows only Dart projects and can include sub-folders.

Improved Flutter Build Progress

The build progress shown during a Flutter build has been improved and now remains on-screen for the whole duration of the build rather than appearing and disappearing at each build step.

Flutter Extension Reminder

If you don’t yet have the Flutter extension installed, you’ll be reminded to install it when you open a Flutter project. In the future, some Flutter functionality will migrate from Dart to the Flutter Extension so installing it now will avoid any disruption.

Other Changes

Upstream Issues

Some feature requests and fixes require new features and fixes in upstream projects like VS Code and LSP which use counts of 👍s on those issues to help gauge demand. The Dart-Code website now lists some of the most significant upstream issues with a description of the feature/fix they would enable. Please consider reviewing this list and adding your 👍 to any GitHub issues relevant to features you’d like to see!