React Native Add Items to ScrollView using Loop

React Native Add Items to ScrollView using Loop

This is an example of React Native Add Items to ScrollView using Loop.  In this example, you will be having a basic idea about the loop in JavaScript. We are making a list but here we are not using any ListView instead we are making using the for loop and scroll view. We are attaching a single view containing Text on the ScrollView using the loop.

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 command line interface to make our React Native App.

If you have previously installed a global react-native-cli package, please remove it as it may cause unexpected issues:

npm uninstall -g react-native-cli @react-native-community/cli

Run the following commands to create a new React Native project

npx react-native init ProjectName

If you want to start a new project with a specific React Native version, you can use the --version argument:

npx react-native init ProjectName --version X.XX.X

Note If the above command is failing, you may have old version of react-native or react-native-cli installed globally on your pc. Try uninstalling the cli and run the cli using npx.

This will make a project structure with an index file named App.js in your project directory.

Code to Add Items to ScrollView using Loop

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

App.js

// React Native Add Items to ScrollView using Loop
// https://aboutreact.com/react-native-add-items-to-scrollview-using-loop/

// import React in our code
import React, {useState, useEffect} from 'react';

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

const App = () => {
  const [dataSource, setDataSource] = useState([]);

  useEffect(() => {
    fetch('https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts')
      .then((response) => response.json())
      .then((responseJson) => {
        console.log(responseJson);
        setDataSource(responseJson);
      })
      .catch((error) => {
        console.error(error);
      });
  }, []);

  const ItemView = (item, key) => {
    return (
      // Flat List Item
      <View key={key}>
        <Text
          style={styles.itemStyle}
          onPress={() => getItem(item)}>
            {item.id}. {item.title}
        </Text>
        <ItemSeparatorView />
      </View>
    );
  };

  const ItemSeparatorView = () => {
    return (
      // Flat List Item Separator
      <View style={styles.itemSeparatorStyle} />
    );
  };

  const getItem = (item) => {
    // Function for click on an item
    alert('Id : ' + item.id + ' Title : ' + item.title);
  };

  return (
    <SafeAreaView style={{flex: 1}}>
      <View style={styles.container}>
        {/* List Item as a function */}
        <ScrollView>
          {
            //Loop of JS which is like foreach loop
            dataSource.map(ItemView)
          }
        </ScrollView>

        {/* Passing List Item directly */}
        {/*<ScrollView>
          {dataSource.map((item, key) => (
            // key is the index of the array
            // item is the single item of the array
            <View key={key}>
              <Text style={styles.itemStyle}>
                {item.id}. {item.title}
              </Text>
              <View style={styles.itemSeparatorStyle} />
            </View>
          ))}
        </ScrollView> */}
      </View>
    </SafeAreaView>
  );
};

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    backgroundColor: 'white',
  },
  itemStyle: {
    padding: 10,
  },
  itemSeparatorStyle: {
    height: 0.5,
    width: '100%',
    backgroundColor: '#C8C8C8',
  },
});

export default App;

To Run the React Native App

Open the terminal again and jump into your project using.

cd ProjectName

1. Start Metro Bundler

First, you will need to start Metro, the JavaScript bundler that ships with React Native. To start Metro bundler run following command:

npx react-native start

Once you start Metro Bundler it will run forever on your terminal until you close it. Let Metro Bundler run in its own terminal. Open a new terminal and run the application.

2. Start React Native Application

To run the project on an Android Virtual Device or on real debugging device:

npx react-native run-android

or on the iOS Simulator by running (macOS only)

npx react-native run-ios

Output Screenshots

IOS

Android

Output in Online Emulator

This is how you can add items to ScrollView using Loop. 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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