React Native Share API to Share TextInput message

React Native Share

React Native Share API to Share TextInput message includes the React Native Share component which is used to share any content. We usually add a share button in our app to share something with other users either using any social media or any other medium.  Here is the example of React Native Share API to Share TextInput message from our App.

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To Import Share API in Code

import {Share} from 'react-native'

Use of Share API

Share.share({
  message: this.state.inputValue.toString(),
})
.then(result => console.log(result))
.catch(errorMsg => console.log(errorMsg));

In this example, We will share the input of a TextInput on button click using the Share API provided by React Native. It will open different platforms where you can share content like Mail, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, etc. 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.

Code

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

App.js

//This is an example code to Share Text Message using Share API// 
import React, { Component } from 'react';
//import react in our code.

import { View, Text, StyleSheet, Share, TextInput, TouchableOpacity, } from 'react-native';
//import all the components we are going to use. 

export default class Myapp extends Component<{}> {
  constructor() {
    super();
    this.state = {
      inputValue: '',
    };
  }
  ShareMessage = () => {
    //Here is the Share API 
    Share.share({
      message: this.state.inputValue.toString(),
    })
    //after successful share return result
    .then(result => console.log(result))
    //If any thing goes wrong it comes here
    .catch(errorMsg => console.log(errorMsg));
  };
  render() {
    return (
      <View style={styles.MainContainer}>
        <TextInput
          underlineColorAndroid="transparent"
          placeholder="Enter Text to Share"
          style={styles.TextInputStyle}
          onChangeText={TextInputText => {
            this.setState({ inputValue: TextInputText });
          }}
        />
        <TouchableOpacity
          onPress={this.ShareMessage}
          activeOpacity={0.5}
          style={styles.button}>
          <Text style={styles.TextStyle}>Share this Text</Text>
        </TouchableOpacity>
      </View>
    );
  }
}

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  MainContainer: {
    flex: 1,
    alignItems: 'center',
    paddingTop: 100,
    padding: 40,
  },
  TextInputStyle: {
    borderWidth: 1,
    borderColor: '#009688',
    width: '100%',
    height: 40,
    textAlign: 'center',
  },
  button: {
    paddingTop: 10,
    paddingBottom: 10,
    marginTop: 20,
    width: '100%',
    backgroundColor: '#646464',
  },
  TextStyle: {
    color: '#fff',
    textAlign: 'center',
  },
});

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).

Output Screenshots

Android

     

IOS

Output in Online Emulator

That was the React Native Share API. 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!

Hope you liked it. 🙂


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