Example of Collapsible / Accordion / Expandable List View in React Native

This is an Example of Collapsible / Accordion / Expandable List View in React Native. To make a Collapsible / Accordion / Expandable View we will use react-native-collapsible library.

As a mobile application developer we always have a limited area to draw our imagination and in some cases, we have lots of data to show. To solve this issue we have a view called Collapsible View which show the important data on the top and if the user is interested in the content they can click to expand the view and can see the related data in detail.

This example will have Single Collapsible View, Selectors, and Accordion View.

For those who have heard Accordion for the first time; Accordion is frequently used in HTML which is like expandable list in mobile development.

Collapsible

Accordion

In this example, you will see

  1. Simple collapsible View.
  2. Accordion View (With Multiple/Single Expand).
  3. Selector Bar connects with Accordion View.

So Let’s get started.

To Make a React Native App

Getting started with React Native will help you to know more about the way you can make a React Native project. We are going to use react-native init to make our React Native App. Assuming that you have node installed, you can use npm to install the react-native-cli command line utility. Open the terminal and go to the workspace and run

npm install -g react-native-cli

Run the following commands to create a new React Native project

react-native init ProjectName

If you want to start a new project with a specific React Native version, you can use the --version argument:

react-native init ProjectName --version X.XX.X
react-native init ProjectName --version react-native@next

This will make a project structure with an index file named App.js in your project directory.

Installation of Dependencies

To use Collapsible and Accordion component you need to install react-native-collapsible and react-native-collapsible/Accordion package.

To install this open the terminal and jump into your project

Run the following command

We will use some animation to expand the view, for that you need to install react-native-animatable package.

To use Animatable component install using

This commands will copy all the dependencies into your node_module directory.

Dependencies for this example

Now Open App.js in any code editor and replace the code with the following code.

App.js

To Run the React Native App

Open the terminal again and jump into your project using.
cd ProjectName
To run the project on an Android Virtual Device or on real debugging device
react-native run-android
or on the iOS Simulator by running
react-native run-ios (macOS only).

                      

This is how you can make Collapsible / Accordion / Expandable ListView. If you have any doubt or you want to share something about the topic you can comment below or contact us here. There will be more posts coming soon. Stay tuned!

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