Load Different Style Sheet Dynamically on the Component in React Native


This is an Example to Load Different Style Sheet Dynamically on the Component in React Native. To do this we will use a conditional operator and state. When we change the state view will re-render itself and after checking the state we will change the style of the component. In this example, we are using Text as our component and will change the style of a Text.

Load Different Style Sheet Dynamically on the Component Using

style={defaultStyle ? styles.style1 : styles.style2}

Let’s get started with the example to load different CSS styles on the component in React Native.

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 command line interface to make our React Native App.

If you have previously installed a global react-native-cli package, please remove it as it may cause unexpected issues:

npm uninstall -g react-native-cli @react-native-community/cli

Run the following commands to create a new React Native project

npx react-native init ProjectName

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

npx react-native init ProjectName --version X.XX.X

Note If the above command is failing, you may have old version of react-native or react-native-cli installed globally on your pc. Try uninstalling the cli and run the cli using npx.

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


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


//React Native Load Different Style Sheet Dynamically

//import React in our code
import React, {useState} from 'react';

//import all the components we are going to use
import {SafeAreaView, StyleSheet, View, Button, Text} from 'react-native';

const App = () => {
  const [defaultStyle, setDefaultStyle] = useState(true);
  return (
    <SafeAreaView style={{flex: 1}}>
      <View style={styles.container}>
          //Here we are setting the style on the basis of state
          style={defaultStyle ? styles.style1 : styles.style2}>
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          title="Change Default Style"
          onPress={() => setDefaultStyle(!defaultStyle)}

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    justifyContent: 'center',
    alignItems: 'center',
    flex: 1,
    margin: 10,
  style1: {
    fontSize: 20,
  style2: {
    fontSize: 60,
    color: 'red',

export default App;

To Run the React Native App

Open the terminal again and jump into your project using.

cd ProjectName

1. Start Metro Bundler

First, you will need to start Metro, the JavaScript bundler that ships with React Native. To start Metro bundler run following command

npx react-native start

Once you start Metro Bundler it will run forever on your terminal until you close it. Let Metro Bundler run in its own terminal. Open a new terminal and run the application.

2. Start React Native Application

To run the project on an Android Virtual Device or on real debugging device

npx react-native run-android

or on the iOS Simulator by running (macOS only)

npx react-native run-ios

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Output Screenshots


Output in Online Emulator

This is how you can Load Different Style Sheet Dynamically on the Component in React Native on the component. If you have any doubts 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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