Image Icon in React Native TextInput

Image in TextInput

While working with React Native TextInput we need to assist the user in what to insert in TextInput. We can use React Native Text with TextInput or we can show hint inside the TextInput but we can also add some icons to show the use of TextInput. Here is the example to show Image Icon In React Native TextInput.

To Import TextInput in Code

import { TextInput } from 'react-native'

Render Using

<TextInput placeholder = "Name" onChangeText = {this.state.name}/>

In this example, we will make two TextInput with icons to enter the name and contact number. 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.

Code for Image in TextInput

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 Icon in TextInput// 
import React, { Component } from 'react';
//import react in our code.

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

export default class App extends Component<{}> {
  render() {
    return (
      <View style={styles.container}>
        <View style={styles.SectionStyle}>
          <Image
            //We are showing the Image from online
            source={{uri:'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AboutReact/sampleresource/master/input_username.png',}}

            //You can also show the image from you project directory like below
            //source={require('./Images/user.png')}

            //Image Style
            style={styles.ImageStyle}
          />

          <TextInput
            style={{ flex: 1 }}
            placeholder="Enter Your Name Here"
            underlineColorAndroid="transparent"
          />
        </View>
         <View style={styles.SectionStyle}>
          <Image
            //We are showing the Image from online
            source={{uri:'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AboutReact/sampleresource/master/input_phone.png',}}
            
            //You can also show the image from you project directory like below
            //source={require('./Images/phone.png')}

            //Image Style
            style={styles.ImageStyle}
          />

          <TextInput
            style={{ flex: 1 }}
            placeholder="Enter Your Mobile No Here"
            underlineColorAndroid="transparent"
          />
        </View>
      </View>
    );
  }
}

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    justifyContent: 'center',
    alignItems: 'center',
    margin: 10,
  },

  SectionStyle: {
    flexDirection: 'row',
    justifyContent: 'center',
    alignItems: 'center',
    backgroundColor: '#fff',
    borderWidth: 0.5,
    borderColor: '#000',
    height: 40,
    borderRadius: 5,
    margin: 10,
  },

  ImageStyle: {
    padding: 10,
    margin: 5,
    height: 25,
    width: 25,
    resizeMode: 'stretch',
    alignItems: 'center',
  },
});

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 add an image icon inside the React Native TextInput. 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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