React Native Load Local HTML File in WebView

Before the example React Native Load Local HTML File in WebView, we are hoping you have visited our Webview Example in which we have loaded the HTML page from URL. Here is the example of how to show a webpage from the locally available HTML file.

We are using the same WebView component to load our local HTML file. We just have to use

in place of

To Import WebView in Code

Render WebView Using

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 Dependency

To use WebView you need to install react-native-webview dependency. To install this dependency open the terminal and jump into your project

Run the following commands

This command will copy the dependency into your node_module directory. –save is optional, it is just to update dependency in your package.json file.

CocoaPods Installation

After the updation of React Native 0.60, they have introduced autolinking so we do not require to link the library but need to install pods. So to install pods use

Project File Structure

Now make a directory named resources and place an index.html file there.

For this Example, you can use the below index.html

index.html

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.
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).

IOS

Android

 

This is how you can load local HTML file in Webview in React Native. 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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