I am trying to give an application the ability to open a certain file in another outside application. For example, if a user attempts to open a .pdf file that is listed in my application, they will be redirected to an application they have installed on their device. How am I able to do this? Is there a library that gives me this ability or is this something I must work out myself?

Solution 1: SirMajed

You can use open_file package and specify the path


Supported paths

            {".3gp",    "video/3gpp"},
            {".apk",    "application/vnd.android.package-archive"},
            {".asf",    "video/x-ms-asf"},
            {".avi",    "video/x-msvideo"},
            {".bin",    "application/octet-stream"},
            {".bmp",    "image/bmp"},
            {".c",      "text/plain"},
            {".class",  "application/octet-stream"},
            {".conf",   "text/plain"},
            {".cpp",    "text/plain"},
            {".doc",    "application/msword"},
            {".docx",   "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document"},
            {".xls",    "application/vnd.ms-excel"},
            {".xlsx",   "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet"},
            {".exe",    "application/octet-stream"},
            {".gif",    "image/gif"},
            {".gtar",   "application/x-gtar"},
            {".gz",     "application/x-gzip"},
            {".h",      "text/plain"},
            {".htm",    "text/html"},
            {".html",   "text/html"},
            {".jar",    "application/java-archive"},
            {".java",   "text/plain"},
            {".jpeg",   "image/jpeg"},
            {".jpg",    "image/jpeg"},
            {".js",     "application/x-javascript"},
            {".log",    "text/plain"},
            {".m3u",    "audio/x-mpegurl"},
            {".m4a",    "audio/mp4a-latm"},
            {".m4b",    "audio/mp4a-latm"},
            {".m4p",    "audio/mp4a-latm"},
            {".m4u",    "video/vnd.mpegurl"},
            {".m4v",    "video/x-m4v"},
            {".mov",    "video/quicktime"},
            {".mp2",    "audio/x-mpeg"},
            {".mp3",    "audio/x-mpeg"},
            {".mp4",    "video/mp4"},
            {".mpc",    "application/vnd.mpohun.certificate"},
            {".mpe",    "video/mpeg"},
            {".mpeg",   "video/mpeg"},
            {".mpg",    "video/mpeg"},
            {".mpg4",   "video/mp4"},
            {".mpga",   "audio/mpeg"},
            {".msg",    "application/vnd.ms-outlook"},
            {".ogg",    "audio/ogg"},
            {".pdf",    "application/pdf"},
            {".png",    "image/png"},
            {".pps",    "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint"},
            {".ppt",    "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint"},
            {".pptx",   "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation"},
            {".prop",   "text/plain"},
            {".rc",     "text/plain"},
            {".rmvb",   "audio/x-pn-realaudio"},
            {".rtf",    "application/rtf"},
            {".sh",     "text/plain"},
            {".tar",    "application/x-tar"},
            {".tgz",    "application/x-compressed"},
            {".txt",    "text/plain"},
            {".wav",    "audio/x-wav"},
            {".wma",    "audio/x-ms-wma"},
            {".wmv",    "audio/x-ms-wmv"},
            {".wps",    "application/vnd.ms-works"},
            {".xml",    "text/plain"},
            {".z",      "application/x-compress"},
            {".zip",    "application/x-zip-compressed"},
            {"",        "*/*"}

Solution 2: Tanguy Lhinares

This is not a duplicate but a really close question to the one asked by Ruben Martirosyan

Quoting the answer of Tushar Pol :

open_file plugin didn't worked for me. And that's where Android_Intent came to rescue. In my case the meme type was video. And that's why following snippet seems to be working.

String path = "your_local_file_path";

final AndroidIntent intent = AndroidIntent(
        action: 'action_view',
        data: Uri.encodeFull(path),
        type: "video/*");

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