Dart Programming - Updating a list


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Updating the index

Dart allows modifying the value of an item in a List. In other words, one can re-write the value of list item. The following example illustrates the same −

void main() { 
   List l = [1, 2, 3,]; 
   l[0] = 123;
   print (l);
}

The above example updates the value of the List item with index 0. The output of the code will be −

[123, 2, 3]

Using the List.replaceRange() function

The List class from the dart:core library provides the replaceRange() function to modify List items. This function replaces the value of the elements within the specified range.

The syntax for using List.replaceRange() function is as given below −

List.replaceRange(int start_index,int end_index,Iterable <items>)

Where,

  • Start_index − an integer representing the index position to start replacing.

  • End_index − an integer representing the index position to stop replacing.

  • <items> − an iterable object that represents the updated values.

The following example illustrates the same −

Live Demo
void main() {
   List l = [1, 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,9];
   print('The value of list before replacing ${l}');
   
   l.replaceRange(0,3,[11,23,24]);
   print('The value of list after replacing the items between the range [0-3] is ${l}');
}

It should produce the following output

The value of list before replacing [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
The value of list after replacing the items between the range [0-3] is [11, 23, 24, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
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