React Native Picker

React Native Picker

This post will give you an Understanding of How Picker Works in React Native. React Native Picker is a component for selection between different choices same as a Dropdown. Picker can be used when we have to give an option to pick one. There are multiple types of picker available which we will see one by one in upcoming tutorials. Have a look at the simple picker which has multiple options and the user has to choose one.

To Import Picker in Code

import { Picker } from 'react-native'

Render Using

  <Picker.Item label = "label here" value = "value here" />

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.


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


//React Native Picker

//import React in our code
import React, {useState} from 'react';

//import all the components we are going to use
import {
} from 'react-native';

const App = () => {
  const [choosenLabel, setChoosenLabel] = useState('Native');
  const [choosenIndex, setChoosenIndex] = useState('2');

  return (
    <SafeAreaView style={{flex: 1}}>
      <View style={styles.container}>
        {/*Picker with multiple chose to choose*/}
        {/*selectedValue to set the preselected value if any*/}
        {/*onValueChange will help to handle the changes*/}
          onValueChange={(itemValue, itemIndex) => {
          <Picker.Item label="Hello" value="Hello" />
          <Picker.Item label="React" value="React" />
          <Picker.Item label="Native" value="Native" />
          <Picker.Item label="How" value="How" />
          <Picker.Item label="are" value="are" />
          <Picker.Item label="you" value="you" />
        {/*Text to show selected picker value*/}
        <Text style={styles.text}>
          Selected Value: {choosenLabel}
        {/*Text to show selected index */}
        <Text style={styles.text}>
          Selected Index: {choosenIndex}

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    justifyContent: 'center',
    flexDirection: 'column',
  text: {
    fontSize: 20,
    alignSelf: 'center',

export default App;

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 (macOS only)

react-native run-ios

Download Source Code

Output Screenshot


Output in Online Emulator

That was the React Native Picker. If you have any doubts or you want to share something about the topic you can comment below or contact us here. The remaining components will be covered in the next article. Stay tuned!

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