How to Convert String to DateTime in Flutter

Sometimes we may want to convert a string to a DateTime object so that we can do further calculations on date and time easily. Let’s see how we do this in Flutter.

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In flutter, we can use DateTime.parse method for this purpose. You just need to pass the string as a particular format.

DateTime.parse("2012-02-27 13:27:00")

Following are some of the accepted string formats.

"2012-02-27 13:27:00"
"2012-02-27 13:27:00.123456789z"
"2012-02-27 13:27:00,123456789z"
"20120227 13:27:00"

Following is the flutter example where we convert a string to DateTime.

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

void main() => runApp(App());

class App extends StatelessWidget {
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Flutter String to Date Example',
      home: DateExample(),

class DateExample extends StatefulWidget {
  DateExample({Key key}) : super(key: key);

  _DateExampleState createState() => _DateExampleState();

class _DateExampleState extends State<DateExample> {

  void initState() {
    print(DateTime.parse("2020-05-12 13:27:00"));

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
       body: Center(child: Text('Flutter String to Date Tutorial'),),

I hope this flutter tutorial is helpful for you.

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