I'm trying to access a variable in a class _destLat, and _destLong

final CameraPosition _addBusiness = CameraPosition(
      target: LatLng(_destLat, _destLong), zoom: 18.151926040649414);

void initState() {

    late double _destLat = widget.restLatitude;
    late double _destLong = widget.restLongitude;

    super.initState();
  }

The error is that _destLat and destLong are undefined.

Here is the full class. This class returns a map widget, on the map widget there are 3 buttons that control the actions on the map, find the marker on map, return to initial position or leave the page.

 class BarMapWidget extends StatefulWidget {

  final double restLatitude;
  final double restLongitude;

  const BarMapWidget(
      this.restLatitude,
      this.restLongitude,
      {Key? key}
      )
      : super(key: key);

  @override
  _BarMapWidgetState createState() => _BarMapWidgetState();
}

class _BarMapWidgetState extends State<BarMapWidget> {
  final Completer<GoogleMapController> _controller = Completer();
  Map<MarkerId, Marker> markers = {};

  // Destination Longitude

  late final double _destLatitude = widget.restLatitude;
  late final double _destLongitude = widget.restLongitude;

  ///////////// Business Position /////////////

  final CameraPosition _addBusiness = CameraPosition(
      target: LatLng(_destLat, _destLong), zoom: 18.151926040649414);

  final CameraPosition _kilkennyCity = const CameraPosition(
    target: LatLng(constants.kilkenny_Latitude, constants.kilkenny_Longitude),
    zoom: 15.4746,
  );

  void initState() {
    // Add destination marker
    _addMarker(
        LatLng(_destLatitude, _destLongitude),
        "destination",
        // BitmapDescriptor.defaultMarkerWithHue(90),
        BitmapDescriptor.defaultMarker);

    late double _destLat = widget.restLatitude;
    late double _destLong = widget.restLongitude;

    super.initState();
  }

  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Column(
      children: [
        Text(_destLatitude.toString()),
        Text(_destLongitude.toString()),
        Row(
          mainAxisAlignment: MainAxisAlignment.spaceEvenly,
          children: [
            ///////////////     Rest Button ///////////////

            ElevatedButton(
              style: ElevatedButton.styleFrom(
                primary: const Color(0xFFd0d0d1),
                padding:
                    const EdgeInsets.symmetric(horizontal: 5, vertical: 10),
              ),
              onPressed: _reset,
              child: const Text(
                'City Centre ',
                style: TextStyle(
                  fontSize: 15,
                  fontWeight: FontWeight.bold,
                  color: Color(0xFF0040dd),
                ),
              ),
            ),
            ///////////////   Find on Map  ///////////////
            ElevatedButton(
              style: ElevatedButton.styleFrom(
                primary: const Color(0xFFd0d0d1),
                padding:
                    const EdgeInsets.symmetric(horizontal: 5, vertical: 10),
              ),
              onPressed: _findOnMap,
              child: const Text(
                'Find on map',
                style: TextStyle(
                  fontSize: 15,
                  fontWeight: FontWeight.bold,
                  color: Color(0xFF0040dd),
                ),
              ),
            ),

            ///////////////     All Listings  ///////////////
            ElevatedButton(
              style: ElevatedButton.styleFrom(
                primary: const Color(0xFFd0d0d1),
                padding:
                    const EdgeInsets.symmetric(horizontal: 5, vertical: 10),
              ),
              onPressed: () {
                Navigator.pop(context);
              },
              child: const Text(
                'All',
                style: TextStyle(
                  fontSize: 15,
                  fontWeight: FontWeight.bold,
                  color: Color(0xFF0040dd),
                ),
              ),
            ),
          ],
        ),
        const SizedBox(height: 10),
        SizedBox(
          height: 500,
          child: GoogleMap(
            mapType: MapType.normal,
            initialCameraPosition: _kilkennyCity,
            markers: Set<Marker>.of(markers.values),
            myLocationEnabled: false,
            myLocationButtonEnabled: false,
            tiltGesturesEnabled: true,
            compassEnabled: true,
            scrollGesturesEnabled: true,
            zoomGesturesEnabled: true,
            onMapCreated: (GoogleMapController controller) {
              _controller.complete(controller);
            },
          ),
        ),
      ],
    );
  }

  // This method will add markers to the map based on the LatLng position
  _addMarker(LatLng position, String id, BitmapDescriptor descriptor) {
    MarkerId markerId = MarkerId(id);
    Marker marker =
        Marker(markerId: markerId, icon: descriptor, position: position);
    markers[markerId] = marker;
  }

  Future<void> _findOnMap() async {
    final GoogleMapController controller = await _controller.future;
    controller.animateCamera(CameraUpdate.newCameraPosition(_addBusiness));
  }

  Future<void> _reset() async {
    final GoogleMapController controller = await _controller.future;
    controller.animateCamera(CameraUpdate.newCameraPosition(_kilkennyCity));
  }
}


Solution 1: Victor Eronmosele

Problem:

The variables _destLat and _destLong are only defined within the scope of the initState method and that makes them undefined within the class.

Solution:

You can make them available to _addBusiness by defining them outside the initState method in the state class.

And since you need the _destLat and _destLong variables to define the _addBusiness variable, you should put the assignment for _addBusiness right after the assignments for _destLat and _destLong.

Here is a code demonstration:

  late double _destLat;
  late double _destLong;
  late CameraPosition _addBusiness;

  void initState() {
    // Add destination marker
    _addMarker(
        LatLng(_destLatitude, _destLongitude),
        "destination",
        // BitmapDescriptor.defaultMarkerWithHue(90),
        BitmapDescriptor.defaultMarker);

    _destLat = widget.restLatitude;
    _destLong = widget.restLongitude;

    _addBusiness = CameraPosition(
      target: LatLng(_destLat, _destLong), zoom: 18.151926040649414);

    super.initState();
  }