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.

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.

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
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!

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26 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?

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