How to Make React Native Bottom Navigation with Latest Navigation V. 3+

Here is an example of React Native Bottom Navigation. Bottom Navigation is very useful when you have 2-3 main navigation options. It provides the user with easy access to regular usable options.

In this example, We will make a bottom navigation option with options like Home and setting. Each screen has other navigation options too. So let’s get started.

This example will work for the React Navigation Version 3+. If you are using Version 2+ then please find the comments in the code for the suitable changes or can see our old post React Native Navigation Version 2+ for the help.

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 Run the following commands to create a new React Native project This will make a project structure with an index file named App.js in your project directory.

Installation of Dependency

To use createBottomTabNavigator you need to install react-navigation package. 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, You can find the directory in node_module the directory named react-navigation.

–save is optional, it is just to update the react-navigation dependancy in your package.json file.

Dependency Version for this Example Used is

Project File Structure

To start with this Example you need to create a directory named pages in your project and create four files DetailsScreen.js, HomeScreen.js, ProfileScreen.js and SettingScreen.js in it.


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

App.js

Open pages/DetailsScreen.js in any code editor and the Replace the code with the following code.

DetailsScreen.js

Open pages/HomeScreen.js in any code editor and the Replace the code with the following code.

HomeScreen.js

Open pages/ProfileScreen.js in any code editor and the Replace the code with the following code.

ProfileScreen.js

Open pages/SettingsScreen.js in any code editor and the Replace the code with the following code.

SettingsScreen.js

To Run the React Native App

Open the terminal again and jump into your project using. To run the project on an Android Virtual Device or on real debugging device or on the iOS Simulator by running

Android

(Home menu with details screen in it)

    

IOS

(Home menu with details screen in it)

    

Android

(Setting menu with detail and profile screens in it)

           

IOS

(Setting menu with detail and profile screens in it)

          

That was the React Native Bottom Navigation. If you have any doubt 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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2 Comments on “How to Make React Native Bottom Navigation with Latest Navigation V. 3+”

    1. Hello Nilesh,
      you can download the project files from here.
      https://we.tl/t-mKYf3nIAcL

      You can also see the snack here
      https://snack.expo.io/SJjbtF-xE?session_id=snack-session–mKzbXCcE

      Process:
      1. You just need to make a React Native project.
      2. Replace app.js and place pages folder from the downloaded files.
      3. Add the react-navigation in the project (This Example will help you https://aboutreact.com/react-native-navigation-router/).
      and RUN the project.

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