Example of React Native Navigation Drawer with Latest Navigation V. 3+

Example of React Native Navigation Drawer with Latest Navigation V. 3+

This is an Example of React Native Navigation Drawer for Android and IOS. We will use react-navigation to make a navigation drawer in this example. React Native Navigation Drawer is a very popular component in app development. It provides you to manage the number of app options in a very easy manner. A user can navigate from one screen to another screen very easily by just pulling out the drawer. Here is an example of a navigation drawer.

Make React Native Navigation Drawer Using

In this example, we will make a navigation drawer with Three screens. 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 createDrawerNavigator, createStackNavigator you need to install react-navigation and react-native-gesture-handler dependencies.

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

Run the following commands

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

After installing the dependencies you need to link it with your project using

After linking the dependency if you face  Could not Compile Settings File project/android/settings.gradle error while building and installing the project then you can find the solution here.

Project Structure

To start with this Example you need to create a directory named pages in your project and create three files Screen1.js, Screen2.js, and Screen3.js in it.

To have the drawer Icon in Action Bar you have to make an image directory in your project and have to copy any drawer image with name drawer.png (For this example. You can change if you want but you need to change the file name in code too).

Here is the drawer.png if you want to download.

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

App.js

Open pages/Screen1.js in any code editor and the Replace the code with the following code.

Screen1.js

Open pages/Screen2.js in any code editor and the Replace the code with the following code.

Screen2.js

Open pages/Screen3.js in any code editor and the Replace the code with the following code.

Screen3.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

               

That was the React Native Navigation Drawer. 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!

Hope you liked it. 🙂

60 thoughts on “Example of React Native Navigation Drawer with Latest Navigation V. 3+”

  1. Showing the error: undefined is not a function (evaluating ‘_this.props.navigationProps.toggleDrawer()’)
    toggleDrawer

    Can you please check this issue?

  2. Hello, I have this issues when trying to pass params to another screen, e.g. passing email from users list to user detail screen….

    TypeError: TypeError: undefined is not an object (evaluating ‘this.props.navigation.state.params.JSON_ListView_Clicked_Item’)

      • Actually I am. on the users list screen I have…..

        this.props.navigation.navigate(‘Profiles’, { Emailsss: item.email })} > {item.first_name} {item.last_name}

        and I get this error…

        TypeError: TypeError: undefined is not an object (evaluating ‘this.props.navigation.state.params.Emailsss’)

        I had to change from JSON_ListView_Clicked_Item to Emailsss to try fixing, but still not working.

        It Started happening since I implemented Drawer navigation.

  3. Actually I am. on the users list screen I have…..

    this.props.navigation.navigate(‘Profiles’, { Emailsss: item.email })} > {item.first_name} {item.last_name}

    and I get this error…

    TypeError: TypeError: undefined is not an object (evaluating ‘this.props.navigation.state.params.Emailsss’)

    I had to change from JSON_ListView_Clicked_Item to Emailsss to try fixing, but still not working.

  4. How can i remove the header from inside pages like
    Screen1 List -> Screen Details is page where i need back button how i can achieve this also change the header title.

  5. I already update react native navigation into 3+ but i also get error : undefined is not and object : this.props.navigationProps.toggleDrawer. please help

  6. null is not an object ( evaluating ‘RNGestureHandlerModule.Direction’)

    My app:
    “dependencies”: {
    “react”: “16.8.6”,
    “react-native”: “0.60.3”,
    “react-native-gesture-handler”: “^1.3.0”,
    “react-navigation”: “^3.11.1”
    }

    • Hi Rod,
      Not yet as React Native versions are changing very frequently almost in a month so we think the code base will expire over a time but still We are planning for that with some solution of this frequent changes.

  7. Thanks a lot, I was struggling to make it work. I was not sure if I had linked rn gesture handler correctly, but apparently I did. Just my code was not working but yours does so thanks a lot!

  8. Thanks a lot excellent tutorial.I have a small doubt in my example i have created a custom drawer menu where top area will be occupied by main app icon and below will my drawer menu like home,about,settings… etc so my question is on press of the main icon i want to close the drawer menu and update the state of the home screen.

  9. Hello Snehal,

    Thank you for the snippet.
    I tried to add multple indexes in a stackNavigator but there wasn’t any changes.
    Could you explain the utility to do that (if there is) and what should be the result.

    • Hello Sevag, If you talk about the stack navigator then they are related to the single screen. In a single line, drawer navigation contains multiple stack navigator where each index of drawer navigator is a sidebar option and each index of the stack navigator is the multiple screens in the single option.
      If we have option1 with screen11, screen12, screen13, option2 with screen21, screen22, and option3 with screen31 then option1, option2, and option3 will be the drawer options and will come in drawer navigator but in the form of stack navigator with the same screen in a single option.

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