Overlay ActivityIndicator / Progress Bar / Loading Spinner in React Native

This is an Example of Overlay ActivityIndicator / Progress Bar / Loading Spinner in React Native. This is the most common thing that we use in every application. We will use the react-native-loading-spinner-overlay library to make an overlay Loader. This is basically used to block the screen while the application is doing some work like fetching data from the server or processing any big data which needs some resources.

To make an Overlay ActivityIndicator we will use Spinner component provided by react-native-loading-spinner-overlay.

Spinner

In this example, we will make an overlay Spinner which will be visible in every 3 seconds using an interval function. 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.

Installation of Dependency

To use Spinner component you need to install react-native-loading-spinner-overlay dependency.

To install this open the terminal and jump into your project

Run the following command

This command will copy all the dependencies into your node_module directory. –save is optional, it is just to update the react-native-loading-spinner-overlay dependancy in your package.json file.

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

App.js

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).

     

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