Live Email Validation in Flutter (Validate while Typing)

Updated: October 11, 2022 By: A Goodman Post a comment

In this article, we’ll build a small Flutter app to demonstrate how to validate email while the user is typing. This will help him or her quickly identifies if there is a typo or mistake going on. Here’s what you’ll see when running the code at the end of this tutorial:

Let’s Write Code

1. Create a brand new Flutter project

flutter create email_validation_app

2. Install the email_validator package


flutter pub add email_validator


flutter pub get 

Note: If you want to use a regular expression instead of a third-party plugin to validate email in Flutter, see this article.

3. Open your /lib/main.dart file, remove all of the default code and add the following:

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
// import the email validator package
import 'package:email_validator/email_validator.dart';

void main() {
  runApp(const MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      // Hide the debug banner
      debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
      theme: ThemeData(
          // use Material 3
          useMaterial3: true),
      title: 'Flutter Tutorial',
      home: const MyHomePage(),

class MyHomePage extends StatefulWidget {
  const MyHomePage({Key? key}) : super(key: key);

  State<MyHomePage> createState() => _MyHomePageState();

class _MyHomePageState extends State<MyHomePage> {
  final _emailController = TextEditingController();

  // This message will be displayed under the email input
  String message = '';

  void validateEmail(String enteredEmail) {
    if (EmailValidator.validate(enteredEmail)) {
      setState(() {
        message = 'Your email seems nice!';
    } else {
      setState(() {
        message = 'Please enter a valid email address!';

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
        appBar: AppBar(
          title: const Text(''),
        body: Padding(
          padding: const EdgeInsets.all(30),
          child: Column(children: [
            // Input email
              decoration: const InputDecoration(
                  labelText: 'Your Email', border: OutlineInputBorder()),
              keyboardType: TextInputType.emailAddress,
              controller: _emailController,
              onChanged: (enteredEmail) => validateEmail(enteredEmail),

            // Just add some space
            const SizedBox(height: 20),

            // Display the message

4. Try it:

flutter run 


You’ve learned a simple and quick solution to validate emails in Flutter. If you’d like to explore more new and fascinating things about the awesome SDK, take a look at the following articles:

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