How to check numeric strings in Flutter and Dart

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A numeric string is just a number in string format.

Examples of numeric strings:

'123',
'0.123',
'4.234,345',
'-33.33',
'+44.44'

To check whether a string is a numeric string, you can use the double.tryParse() method. If the return equals null then the input is not a numeric string, otherwise, it is.

if(double.tryParse(String input) == null){
   print('The input is not a numeric string');
} else {
   print('Yes, it is a numeric string');
}

Example

The code:

void main() {
  var a = '-33.230393399';
  var b = 'ABC123';

  if (double.tryParse(a) != null) {
    print('a is a numeric string');
  } else {
    print('a is NOT a numeric string');
  }

  if (double.tryParse(b) != null) {
    print('b is a numeric string');
  } else {
    print('b is NOT a numeric string');
  }
}

Output:

a is a numeric string
b is NOT a numeric string

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