Text Input

TextInput is a Core Component that allows the user to enter text. It has an onChangeText prop that takes a function to be called every time the text changed, and an onSubmitEditing prop that takes a function to be called when the text is submitted.

<TextInput  style={{height: 40}} placeholder=”Type here “
onChangeText={text => setText(text)}  defaultValue={text}

Text input is one of the ways the user interacts with the app.


The ScrollView is a generic scrolling container that can contain multiple components and views. The scrollable items can be heterogeneous, and you can scroll both vertically and horizontally (by setting the horizontal property).


<Text>Scroll me plz 1</Text> ………………..<Text>Scroll me plz N</Text>


ScrollViews can be configured to allow paging through views using swiping gestures by using the pagingEnabled props. Swiping horizontally between views can also be implemented on Android using the ViewPager component.

On iOS a ScrollView with a single item can be used to allow the user to zoom content. Set up the maximumZoomScale and minimumZoomScale props and your user will be able to use pinch and expand gestures to zoom in and out.

The ScrollView works best to present a small amount of things of a limited size. All the elements and views of a ScrollView are rendered, even if they are not currently shown on the screen. If you have a long list of more items than can fit on the screen, you should use a FlatList instead. So let’s learn about list views next.

List Views

React Native provides a suite of components for presenting lists of data. Generally, you’ll want to use either FlatList or SectionList.

The FlatList component displays a scrolling list of changing, but similarly structured, data. FlatList works well for long lists of data, where the number of items might change over time. Unlike the more generic ScrollView, the FlatList only renders elements that are currently showing on the screen, not all the elements at once.

The FlatList component requires two props: data and renderItem. data is the source of information for the list. renderItem takes one item from the source and returns a formatted component to render.

{key: ‘Devin’},
{key: ‘Dan’},
{key: ‘Dominic’},
{key: ‘Jackson’},
{key: ‘James’},
{key: ‘Joel’},
{key: ‘John’},
{key: ‘Jillian’},
{key: ‘Jimmy’},
{key: ‘Julie’},
renderItem={({item}) => {item.key}}

Introduction · React Native
This helpful guide lays out the prerequisites for learning React Native, using these docs, and setting up your environment.

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