Floating Action Button with Multiple Option in React Native

React Native Floating Action Button

This is an example of React Native Floating Action Button with Multiple Option. React Native Action Button is a kind of Floating Action Button with multiple options. You can also see the example of React Native Floating Action Button in which we set an onPress to do some action. In this post, we will create an Action Button and on click of it, you will see some options to choose from.

To Make a Floating Action Button

To make an Action Button in React Native we are going to use  ActionButton component provided by react-native-action-button. Here you can see how to use this component.

<ActionButton buttonColor="rgba(231,76,60,1)">
  {/*Inner options of the action button*/}
  {/*Icons here https://infinitered.github.io/ionicons-version-3-search/*/}
  <ActionButton.Item
    buttonColor="#9b59b6"
    title="Add to Watch Later"
    onPress={() => alert('Added to watch later')}>
    <Icon name="md-eye" style={styles.actionButtonIcon} />
  </ActionButton.Item>
  <ActionButton.Item
    buttonColor="#3498db"
    title="Add to Favourite"
    onPress={() => alert('Added to favourite')}>
    <Icon name="md-star" style={styles.actionButtonIcon} />
  </ActionButton.Item>
  <ActionButton.Item
    buttonColor="#1abc9c"
    title="Share"
    onPress={() => alert('Share Post')}>
    <Icon name="md-share-alt" style={styles.actionButtonIcon} />
  </ActionButton.Item>
</ActionButton>

In this example, we are going to make an Action Button in the right bottom corner with add icon and on click of Action Button, it will show 3 options to choose. So let’s get started with the example.

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 Dependencies

For installation of dependency open the terminal and jump into your project using

cd ProjectName

1. To make an Action Button we will use ActionButton component and for that, we have to install react-native-action-button dependency

npm install react-native-action-button --save

2. For the icons, we will install react-native-vector-icons

npm install react-native-vector-icons --save

This command will copy all the dependencies into your node_module directory.

Linking of Dependency

After the updation of React Native 0.60, they have introduced autolinking feature means we do not require to link the library but they have also mentioned that some libraries need linking and react-native-vector-icons is one of those cases. So for that, we need to link the library using

react-native link react-native-vector-icons

CocoaPods Installation

Now we need to install CocoaPods for react-native-vector-icons and to do that run the following command

cd ios && pod install && cd ..

Code

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

App.js

/*Example of React Native Action Button*/
import React, { Component } from 'react';
//Import React
import { StyleSheet, View, Text } from 'react-native';
//Import code react native elements
import ActionButton from 'react-native-action-button';
//Import ActionButton
import Icon from 'react-native-vector-icons/Ionicons';
//Import Icon for the ActionButton

export default class App extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <View
        style={{
          flex: 1,
          backgroundColor: '#f3f3f3',
          justifyContent: 'center',
          alignContent: 'center',
          padding:20
        }}>
        <Text
          style={{
            fontSize: 30,
            textAlign: 'center',
          }}>
          Example of Action Button in React Native
        </Text>
        <Text style={{ textAlign: 'center', marginTop: 20, fontSize: 25 }}>
          
Home
</Text> <ActionButton buttonColor="rgba(231,76,60,1)"> {/*Inner options of the action button*/} {/*Icons here https://infinitered.github.io/ionicons-version-3-search/*/} <ActionButton.Item buttonColor="#9b59b6" title="Add to Watch Later" onPress={() => alert('Added to watch later')}> <Icon name="md-eye" style={styles.actionButtonIcon} /> </ActionButton.Item> <ActionButton.Item buttonColor="#3498db" title="Add to Favourite" onPress={() => alert('Added to favourite')}> <Icon name="md-star" style={styles.actionButtonIcon} /> </ActionButton.Item> <ActionButton.Item buttonColor="#1abc9c" title="Share" onPress={() => alert('Share Post')}> <Icon name="md-share-alt" style={styles.actionButtonIcon} /> </ActionButton.Item> </ActionButton> </View> ); } } const styles = StyleSheet.create({ actionButtonIcon: { fontSize: 20, height: 22, color: 'white', }, });

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

   
      

That was the example of React Native Action Button with Multiple Option. 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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