Image Icon Inside the React Native Button

Image Icon in Button

We always want to make our buttons as good as possible to provide the best UI experience. Everybody knows that the button is the most important thing in the mobile application as we require buttons on mostly each screen. So to start showing Image Icon Inside the React Native Button we are expecting you understand the Button and Touchable, If not then you can see our previous example of React Native Button and React Native Touchable.

React Native Button has some limitations as it is not so customizable and we can not change the style of a React Native Button. So if we want to make a button with some customization we have to use React Native Touchable. To describe React Native Touchable, It is a component to overcome the limitation of the stying of button component. So we are going to use Touchable as or button in this Example.

Types of Touchables

We have 4 types of Touchables

– TouchableNativeFeedback (Only For Android)
– TouchableHighlight (For Android/IOS Both)
– TouchableOpacity (For Android/IOS Both)
– TouchableWithoutFeedback (For Android/IOS Both)

We are going to use TouchableOpacity in this example because it can be used in Both Android and IOS and it also provides native feel.

To Import TouchableOpacity in code

import { TouchableOpacity } from 'react-native'

Render Using

<TouchableOpacity style={styles.FacebookStyle} activeOpacity={0.5}>
    <Image
     source={require('./Images/facebook.png')}
     style={styles.ImageIconStyle}
    />
    <View style={styles.SeparatorLine} />
    <Text style={styles.TextStyle}> Login Using Facebook </Text>
</TouchableOpacity>

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.

Code

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

App.js

//This is an example code to show image in a button//
import React, { Component } from 'react';
//import react in our code.

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

export default class App extends Component<{}> {
  render() {
    return (
      <View style={styles.MainContainer}>
        <TouchableOpacity style={styles.FacebookStyle} activeOpacity={0.5}>
          {/*We can use any component which is used to shows something inside 
             TouchableOpacity. It shows the item inside in horizontal orientation */}
          <Image
            //We are showing the Image from online
            source={{
              uri:
                'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AboutReact/sampleresource/master/facebook.png',
            }}
            //You can also show the image from you project directory like below
            //source={require('./Images/facebook.png')}
            //Image Style
            style={styles.ImageIconStyle}
          />
          <View style={styles.SeparatorLine} />
          <Text style={styles.TextStyle}> Login Using Facebook </Text>
        </TouchableOpacity>
        <TouchableOpacity style={styles.GooglePlusStyle} activeOpacity={0.5}>
          <Image
            //We are showing the Image from online
            source={{
              uri:
                'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AboutReact/sampleresource/master/google-plus.png',
            }}
            //You can also show the image from you project directory like below
            //source={require('./Images/google-plus.png')}
            //Image Style
            style={styles.ImageIconStyle}
          />
          <View style={styles.SeparatorLine} />
          <Text style={styles.TextStyle}> Login Using Google Plus </Text>
        </TouchableOpacity>
      </View>
    );
  }
}

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  MainContainer: {
    flex: 1,
    justifyContent: 'center',
    alignItems: 'center',
    margin: 10,
  },
  GooglePlusStyle: {
    flexDirection: 'row',
    alignItems: 'center',
    backgroundColor: '#dc4e41',
    borderWidth: 0.5,
    borderColor: '#fff',
    height: 40,
    width: 220,
    borderRadius: 5,
    margin: 5,
  },
  FacebookStyle: {
    flexDirection: 'row',
    alignItems: 'center',
    backgroundColor: '#485a96',
    borderWidth: 0.5,
    borderColor: '#fff',
    height: 40,
    width: 220,
    borderRadius: 5,
    margin: 5,
  },
  ImageIconStyle: {
    padding: 10,
    margin: 5,
    height: 25,
    width: 25,
    resizeMode: 'stretch',
  },
  TextStyle: {
    color: '#fff',
    marginBottom: 4,
    marginRight: 20,
  },
  SeparatorLine: {
    backgroundColor: '#fff',
    width: 1,
    height: 40,
  },
});

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).

Output Screenshots

Output in Online Emulator

This is how You can set an image inside the React Native Button. 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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