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v3.3.0 2019-08-02

Preview: Flutter Outline

#605/#961: Enabling the setting "dart.previewFlutterOutline": true will add a new Outline view to the side bar that includes the hierarchy of Flutter widgets in your build methods. Selecting a node in the tree will jump to the code that creates the widget and moving around the editor will select the appropriate node in the tree. Widget refactors are available on the context menu.

Note: The context menu will only appear if you first left-click the node to select it before right-clicking. This is a known limitation that we hope to address in future.

Improved Device Selector

#1809: The device selector has been improved and now contains both running devices and offline emulators in a single list. This list is always accessible from the device manager shown in the status bar and will also be shown if you try to launch an application without an appropriate device selected.

The list updates as devices are connected/disconnected and will be filtered to show only devices that are valid for projects in the current workspace.

Preview: Improved Flutter Errors

#1870: Enabling the setting dart.previewFlutterStructuredErrors activates a new experimental feature for showing more concise error messages from Flutter. A summary of the error will be shown in red, followed by detailed information on how to resolve the issue (where available). Stack traces will show frames from your own code brighter than those from framework or SDK code.

Please try this feature out and send feedback via GitHub.

Other Flutter Changes

Editor Changes

Debugger Changes

Test Runner Changes

Remoting Support

#1677/#435: Using Dart and Flutter in VS Code’s remote workspaces is now possible (for example Docker, WSL or SSH). Remote workspaces are still a preview VS Code feature so there may be issues, but please do open issues if you find things that don’t work correctly.

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!