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How to programmatically navigate to the adjacent dates in the Flutter Calendar?

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In the Flutter Event Calendar, you can programmatically navigate to the adjacent dates by using the forward and backward method of CalendarController.

Inside the state, initialize the calendar controller.

final CalendarController? _controller = CalendarController();

Use the forward and backward properties of controller for programmatically change the adjacent dates.

  children: [
    margin: const EdgeInsets.fromLTRB(30, 20, 0, 20),
      child: RaisedButton.icon(
        icon: Icon(Icons.arrow_back),
        label: Text('Backward'),
        onPressed: () {
    margin: const EdgeInsets.fromLTRB(70, 20, 0, 20),
      child: RaisedButton.icon(
        label: Text('Forward'),
        icon: Icon(Icons.arrow_forward),
        onPressed: () {

Assign _controller to the controller property of the calendar.

child: SfCalendar(
  controller: _controller,

View sample in GitHub

Forward and backward gif



I hope you enjoyed learning about how to programattically navigate the dates in adjacent dates in Flutter Calendar.

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and how to quickly get started for configuration specifications.  You can also explore our Flutter Calendar example to understand how to create and manipulate data.

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