State in Compose

Learn how to establish and manage state in your Compose-based app and how to configure the UI to react to changes in state. See how to create observable states, how to retain state across recompositions or configuration changes, and how to structure your composables for optimal data flow.

Key points

  • If your app's state is internal to a composable, use remember to persist the state across re-composition.
  • Use rememberSaveable to persist the state across configuration changes.
  • State hoisting is a programming pattern where you move the state to the caller of a composable. Where possible, use state hoisting to make the composable more reusable and testable.
  • Use the ViewModel class to hold an exposed state in an observable state holder, better encapsulating the state and creating a single source of truth for the UI.


Parent collections

This series of videos introduces various Compose APIs, quickly showing you what’s available and how to use them.

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