Flutter Windows Setup

Step-1: Download installation bundle to get the latest stable release of the Flutter SDK from this url: Windows install

Step-2: Extract the zip file and place the contained flutter in the desired installation location for the Flutter SDK (for example, C:\src\flutter).

If you don't want to install a fixed version of the installation bundle, you can skip steps 1 and 2. Instead, get the source code from the Flutter repo on GitHub, and change branches or tags as needed.

For example:

C:src>git clone https://github.com/flutter/flutter.git -b stable

Step-3: Update your path

If you wish to run Flutter commands in the regular Windows console, take these steps to add Flutter to the PATH environment variable:

  • From the Start search bar, enter 'env' and select Edit environment variables for your account.
  • Under User variables check if there is an entry called Path:
    • If the entry exists, append the full path to flutterin using ; as a separator from existing values.
    • If the entry doesn't exist, create a new user variable named Path with the full path to flutterin as its value.

You have to close and reopen any existing console windows for these changes to take effect.

Step-4: Run Flutter Doctor

This command checks your environment and displays a report of the status of your Flutter installation. Check the output carefully for other software you might need to install or further tasks to perform.

Step-5: Install the latest Android SDK, if reported by flutter doctor

Step-6: Install the latest Android Studio, if reported by flutter doctor

Step-7: Start an android emulator or connect an android device to the system

Step-8: Install Flutter and Dart plugin for Android Studio.

  • Open Android Studio
  • Click File -> Settings -> Plugins
  • Select the Flutter plugin and click Install
  • Click Yes when prompted to install the Dart plugin
  • Restart Android studio