React Native Card View for Android and IOS

React Native Card View

Here is an example of React Native Card View for Android and IOS using react-native-elements. To make a React Native Card View we have a Card component provided by the React Native elements but we can also use other libraries too as there are many options available. For this example, we are using Card component provided by react-native-elements. 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 Dependencies

To use Card you need to install react-native-elements and react-native-vector-icons dependencies.

To install these dependencies open the terminal and jump into your project

cd ProjectName

Run the following commands

npm install react-native-elements --save
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 pods

cd ios && pod install && cd ..

Code

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

App.js

//This is an example of Card View// 
import React from 'react';
//import react in our code. 
import { Text, View, StyleSheet } from 'react-native';
//import all the components we are going to use.
import { Card } from 'react-native-elements';
//import Card

export default class App extends React.Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <View style={styles.container}>
        <Card title="Local Modules">
        {/*react-native-elements Card*/}
          <Text style={styles.paragraph}>
            This is a card from the react-native-elements
          </Text>
        </Card>
      </View>
    );
  }
}
const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    alignItems: 'center',
    justifyContent: 'center',
    paddingTop: 40,
    backgroundColor: '#ecf0f1',
  },
  paragraph: {
    margin: 24,
    fontSize: 18,
    fontWeight: 'bold',
    textAlign: 'center',
    color: '#34495e',
  },
});

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

If you want to explore more then you can also see the below example of Card View using react-native-paper

React Native Card View using react-native-paper

You can also view Card component provided by react-native-paper, for that you have to install react-native-paper and react-native-vector-icons dependency.

Install Dependencies

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

Linking of Dependency

react-native link react-native-vector-icons

CocoaPods Installation

cd ios && pod install && cd ..

Code

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

App.js

//This is an Example of Card Using react-native-paper
import * as React from 'react';
import { Text, View, StyleSheet, Image } from 'react-native';
import { Card } from 'react-native-paper';

export default class App extends React.Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <View style={styles.container}>
        <Card>
          <View style={{ alignItems: 'center' }}>
            <Image
              source={{
                uri:
                  'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AboutReact/sampleresource/master/old_logo.png',
              }}
              style={{
                width: 150,
                height: 150,
              }}
            />
          </View>
          <Text style={styles.paragraph}>
            This is a simple example of Card using "react-native-paper" library
          </Text>
        </Card>
      </View>
    );
  }
}

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    justifyContent: 'center',
    paddingTop: 30,
    backgroundColor: '#ecf0f1',
    padding: 8,
  },
  paragraph: {
    margin: 24,
    fontSize: 18,
    fontWeight: 'bold',
    textAlign: 'center',
  },
});

Output Screenshots

Output in Online Emulator

That was the Card View using react-native-paper.

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