Dart| Flutter How to: Flatten a List with examples

List contains a list of sub-lists or a Map i.e two dimensions list.

Flatten list is to output a single list from a two-dimension list.

Let’s create a list of sub-list or two-dimensional lists in dart.

``````  var list = [
[1, 2, 3],
[4, 5, 6],
[7, 8]
];
``````

A two-dimensional list contains a list of elements, where each element is again a list.

After flatting the list, the result is

``````[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]
``````

#flatten list in dart and flutter?

There are multiple ways we can do list flattening.

• List expand method: In this example, the List expand method expands every element into zero or one of the elements. Finally, call toList() is used to convert a single list.

Here is an example of List flatten using the List Expand method.

``````void main() {
var list = [
[1, 2, 3],
[4, 5, 6],
[7, 8]
];
var flatList = list.expand((element) => element).toList();

print(list);
print(flatList);
}

``````

Output:

``````[[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8]]
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]
``````
• use forEach and addAll method:

In this example, Created a empty List `forEach` is used to iterate an element in a list and adds the sublist into flatList using the addAll method.

Here is an example

``````void main() {
var list = [
[1, 2, 3],
[4, 5, 6],
[7, 8]
];
var flatList = [];

print(list);
print(flatList);
}

``````

Output:

``````[[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8]]
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]
``````

#Conclusion

To summarize, Learned multiple ways to flatten a list of list examples.