ImageLoadingBuilder typedef Null safety

ImageLoadingBuilder = Widget Function(BuildContext context, Widget child, ImageChunkEvent? loadingProgress)

Signature used by Image.loadingBuilder to build a representation of the image's loading progress.

This is useful for images that are incrementally loaded (e.g. over a local file system or a network), and the application wishes to give the user an indication of when the image will be displayed.

The child argument contains the default image widget and is guaranteed to be non-null. Typically, this builder will wrap the child widget in some way and return the wrapped widget. If this builder returns child directly, it will yield the same result as if Image.loadingBuilder was null.

The loadingProgress argument contains the current progress towards loading the image. This argument will be non-null while the image is loading, but it will be null in the following cases:

  • When the widget is first rendered before any bytes have been loaded.
  • When an image has been fully loaded and is available to be painted.

If callers are implementing custom ImageProvider and ImageStream instances (which is very rare), it's possible to produce image streams that continue to fire image chunk events after an image frame has been loaded. In such cases, the child parameter will represent the current fully-loaded image frame.

This builder must not return null.

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typedef ImageLoadingBuilder = Widget Function(
  BuildContext context,
  Widget child,
  ImageChunkEvent? loadingProgress,