Working with Date Picker in React Native

In post Working with Date Picker in React Native we will see how to make a Date Picker using DatePicker Component from react-native-datepicker library. This post will give you a basic idea about the Date Picker and how to make a Date Picker for your React Native app which can be used on Android and IOS both.

DatePicker Component from react-native-datepicker is a single React Native Date Picker component for both Android and IOS, using DatePickerAndroid, TimePickerAndroid, and DatePickerIOS.

In this example, we will make a simple date picker with default date passed by us and user can choose any date by clicking on it. 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 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 DatePicker you need to install react-native-datepicker package.

To install this open the terminal and jump into your project using

Run the following command

This command will copy all the dependencies into your node_module directory, You can find the directory in node_module directory named react-native-datepicker. –save is optional, It updates the react-native-datepicker 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. To run the project on an Android Virtual Device or on real debugging device or on the iOS Simulator by running

Android

     

IOS

 

That was the React Native DatePicker. 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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