Example of Request Focus and Keyboard Avoiding View in React Native

Example of Request Focus and Keyboard Avoiding View in React Native

This is an Example of Request Focus and Keyboard Avoiding View in React Native. While working with TextInput in native app development we don’t have to take care of the focus and keyboard avoiding because it is done by the app itself but in case of React Native, we have to take care of all this stuff so that we can provide a full native feel to the user.

Request Focus is used to set the focus to the TextInput while the keyboard is up and visible. It also helps to navigate to the next TextInput Using the following way.

Request Focus Use

Keyboard Avoiding View is used to close the keyboard. It wraps the whole form that we made using TextInput and close the keyboard if touched outside the TextInput. It is very helpful in the case of IOS because it does have a back button to close the keyboard. This feature is by default in React Native TextInput but if we are using Request Focus then sometimes it becomes very essential to use the Keyboard Avoiding View.

KeyboardAvoidingView Use

So Let’s get started with the example, In this example, we will make a Registration Form which will use TextInput with Icon and we will use Request Focus and Keyboard Avoiding View both.

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

Installation of Dependencies

To use Icon we have to install react-native-elements and react-native-vector-icons dependencies.

For installation open the terminal and jump into your project using

Run the following command

This command will copy all the dependencies into your node_module directory, You can find the directories in node_module.

–save is optional, it is just to update the dependancies in your package.json file.

Linking of Dependencies

After installing the dependencies you need to link it with your project using

After linking the dependency if you face  Could not Compile Settings File project/android/settings.gradle error while building and installing the project then you can find the solution here.

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


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).






That was the Request Focus and Keyboard avoiding view in React Native. If you have any doubt or you want to share something about the topic you can comment below or contact us here. The remaining components will be covered in the next article. Stay tuned!

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