Generate Flutter Plugins with Very Good CLI

Use Very Good CLI to generate a new federated plugin in seconds

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August 31, 2021
updated on
September 21, 2021
August 31, 2021
updated on
September 21, 2021
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Very Good CLI is an open source command line interface for Dart which simplifies starting new projects. Very Good CLI offers starter templates for various project formats including generic Flutter apps, Flutter packages, Dart packages, and now, Flutter plugins.

The generated Flutter plugin comes with comprehensive platform support (Windows, Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, web), and each platform has its own dedicated package, unlike the plugin template offered by the Flutter CLI, which wraps all of the platforms under one package. Since a federated plugin architecture is used for Very Good CLI rather than a single-package approach, each package can be developed, maintained, and tested separately. This means that developers don't need familiarity with all of the supported platforms to contribute to the plugin.

Getting Started

To generate a new Flutter plugin with Very Good CLI, just activate the very_good_cli package from pub.dev.


dart pub global activate very_good_cli

Then, run the create command in a new project directory with the -t flutter_plugin flag.


very_good create my_plugin -t flutter_plugin
✓ Generated 105 file(s) (0.3ms)
✓ Running "flutter packages get" in my_plugin (8.1ms)


Created a Very Good Flutter plugin! 🦄

Now that you have created your plugin, you're ready to start developing!

Happy coding!

Check out Very Good Core, our open source Flutter starter application with VGV-opinionated architecture.

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