Operators in Dart

Operators in Dart

An expression is a special kind of statement that evaluates in a single value.


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Every expression is composed of two parts:

  1. Operand — They represent data.

  2. Operator — An operator is a symbol that tells the compiler to perform a specific mathematical, relational, or logical operation and produce a final result.

  • For example, A + B where

  • Here A and B are operands and + is an operator.

Types of Operators in Dart

There are total of eight types of operators are there in Dart.

  1. Arithmetic Operator

  2. Assignment Operator

  3. Bitwise operator

  4. Equality Operator

  5. Logical Operator

  6. Relational Operator

  7. Short circuit operator

  8. Type Test Operator

Arithmetic Operator

There are nine types of arithmetic operators are there in a dart.

-exprUnary Minus (reverse the sign of expression)
~/Divide (Return Integer)
++Increment Operator
--Decrement Operator

Relational Operator

  • The relational operator shows the relation between the two operands.

  • The relational operator can have only two values either true or false.

  • There are four relational operators are there.

\>Greater Than
<Less Than
\>=Greater Than or Equal To
<=Less Than or Equal To

Equality Operator

  • The equality operator checks whether two objects are equal or not.

  • Same as relational operators they contain Boolean values either true or false.

  • There are two equality operators are there.

\==Equal To
!=Not Equal To
  • Here remember that two strings are equivalent only if they contain the same character sequence. Here the sequence of characters is important rather than the number of characters.
void main() {
 var a = "Jay";
 var b = "Jya"; //If here value is Jay then this is true
 print(a == b);


Type Test Operator

  • Type test operators are used to check the data type.
isTrue if the object has a specified type
is!True if the object has not specified type

Assignment Operator

  • Dart has two assignment operators.
\=Assign value from right operand to left operand
??=Assign the value only if the variable is null
  • Here note that (+=, -=, *=, /=) are also a type of assignment operator. But as they are just a shortcut way. I didn’t mention them.

Logical Operator

  • Logical operators are used to combine two or more conditions.

  • Logical operators return a Boolean value of true or false.

  • There are three logical operators are there:

&& (AND)Returns true if all conditions are true
! (NOT)Returns the inverse of the result

Ternary operator

  • Dart has two special operators which can help you to evaluate small expressions that might require an entire if-else statement.

Condition ? expr1 : expr2

  • Here if the condition is true then the expr1 is evaluated and returns its value. Otherwise, expr2 is evaluated and returns the value.
void main() {
  var a = 25;
  var res = a > 15 ? "value greater than 15" : "value lesser than or equal to 15";

value greater than 15

expr1 ?? expr2

  • Here if expr1 is non-null, return its value. Otherwise, evaluate and return the value of expr2.
void main() {
  var a = 15;
  var b = null;
  var res = a ?? b;
  print ( res );


So, guys, that’s all you need to know about dart operators. Here short circuit and bitwise operators are also there. But as they are rarely used so I didn’t mention them here. But feel free to explore them if you need one. Also, feel free to let me know if I missed something. I’ll love to learn it from you.

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