dart Async and Await


Example

import 'dart:async';

Future main() async {
  var value = await _waitForValue();
  print("Here is the value: $value");
  //since _waitForValue() returns immediately if you un it without await you won't get the result
  var errorValue = "not finished yet";
  _waitForValue();
  print("Here is the error value: $value");// not finished yet
}

Future<int> _waitForValue() => new Future((){

  var n = 100000000;

  // Do some long process
  for (var i = 1; i <= n; i++) {
    // Print out progress:
    if ([n / 2, n / 4, n / 10, n / 20].contains(i)) {
      print("Not done yet...");
    }

    // Return value when done.
    if (i == n) {
      print("Done.");
      return i;
    }
  }
});

See example on Dartpad: https://dartpad.dartlang.org/11d189b51e0f2680793ab3e16e53613c