Example of Expandable List View in React Native

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

Expandable list view is like a sectioned list view but with hidden section content. The heading of the list will always be visible and after clicking the heading you will see the subheading of the list view.

In this example, we will make the Expandable ListView using the Accordion View. An accordion view is basically a combination of heading and content so in the heading, we will set the heading of the list content and in the content section of the accordion view, we will set the subitems using a loop which will make the list under a heading.

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


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 Accordion component you need to install 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 the 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).


This is how you can make an Expandable List 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. There will be more posts coming soon. Stay tuned!

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4 replies
    • Snehal Agrawal
      Snehal Agrawal says:

      Hi prateek,
      June has informed me that list is rendering again while we are Expanding the list. So it is taking too much time. I am working on that else I’ll try to provide my own solution..
      I’ll inform you as I found the solution for that..


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