Flutter Tutorial: Creating a Project via Terminal


Are you ready to embark on your journey of building stunning cross-platform apps with Flutter? Look no further! In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of creating a Flutter project using the terminal.

Flutter's command-line interface (CLI) allows you to set up projects effortlessly, saving you time and effort. Let's get started!


Before diving into the tutorial, ensure that you have the following:

  1. Flutter SDK installed: If you haven't installed Flutter yet, please refer to the official Flutter installation guide to set it up on your system.
  2. A code editor: Choose a code editor of your preference, such as Visual Studio Code, IntelliJ IDEA, or Android Studio.

Step 1: Opening the Terminal

First, open your preferred terminal application. This tutorial assumes you are using a Unix-based terminal (e.g., macOS or Linux). However, the steps can be adapted to Windows Command Prompt or PowerShell.

Step 2: Creating a Flutter Project

To create a new Flutter project, use the flutter create command followed by the project name. Open the terminal and navigate to the directory where you want to create the project. Run the following command:

flutter create project_name

Replace project_name with your desired project name. Flutter will generate a new directory with the specified project name containing the project structure and necessary files.

Step 3: Navigating into the Project Directory

After creating the project, navigate into the project directory using the cd command:

cd project_name

Replace project_name with the name of your newly created project.

Step 4: Testing the Project Setup

To ensure that the project is set up correctly, you can run it in a simulator or on a connected device. Use the flutter run command:

flutter run

This command will build and run the project on the connected device or emulator.

Step 5: Opening the Project in a Code Editor

Now that your project is created and running, open it in your preferred code editor. Use the following command to open the project in Visual Studio Code, for example:

code .

This command will open the current directory in Visual Studio Code.

Step 6: Start Developing!

Congratulations! You have successfully created a Flutter project using the terminal. Now it's time to unleash your creativity and start building amazing apps. Explore the project structure, edit the code files, and bring your ideas to life.


In this tutorial, we learned how to create a Flutter project using the terminal. We covered the essential steps, from project creation to testing and opening it in a code editor.

Now you're equipped to dive into Flutter development and build remarkable cross-platform applications. Happy coding!

Remember to refer to the official Flutter documentation and explore the vast Flutter community for additional resources and support.