android – How to get date given only the day of year number in flutter-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I am fairly new to flutter. In android, I could easily use the Calendar class set using cal.set(Calendar.DAY_OF_YEAR, number) and it will return the date for that particular day_of_year number. How can I do the same in Flutter.

In Android, this is what I would have done

Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
cal.set(Calendar.DAY_OF_YEAR,1);  //set date using day of year
return cal.getTime(); //2020-01-01

How do I implement this in Flutter.

How to solve:

I gave this a go for fun, I don’t normally do Dart, so apologies if its wrong!

var dayOfYear = 1;
var millisInADay = Duration(days: 1).inMilliseconds; // 86400000    
var millisDayOfYear = dayOfYear * millisInADay;
var millisecondsSinceEpoch = DateTime(;

var dayOfYearDate = DateTime.fromMillisecondsSinceEpoch(millisecondsSinceEpoch + millisDayOfYear);
  • For the day of year == 1.
  • When there are 86400000 milliseconds in a day.
  • Then there are 86400000 millis in that year (1 x 86400000).
  • Create a new date for the first day of the year.

  • Add the number of millis in the year, to the number of millis to the start of the year since epoch. Create a new date using this milliseconds since epoch.


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