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How to programmatically navigate to the adjacent dates in the Flutter Calendar

In the Flutter Event Calendar, you can programmatically navigate to the adjacent dates by using the forward and backward method of CalendarController.

Inside the state, initialize the calendar controller.

final CalendarController? _controller = CalendarController();

Use the forward and backward properties of controller for programmatically change the adjacent dates.

  children: [
    margin: const EdgeInsets.fromLTRB(30, 20, 0, 20),
      child: RaisedButton.icon(
        icon: Icon(Icons.arrow_back),
        label: Text('Backward'),
        onPressed: () {
    margin: const EdgeInsets.fromLTRB(70, 20, 0, 20),
      child: RaisedButton.icon(
        label: Text('Forward'),
        icon: Icon(Icons.arrow_forward),
        onPressed: () {

Assign _controller to the controller property of the calendar.

child: SfCalendar(
  controller: _controller,

View sample in GitHub

Forward and backward gif


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