React Native Slider | Track bar in React Native

React Native Slider

This is an Example to Show the Working of Slider in React Native. React Native Slider is a component to select a single value from a range of values. We have mostly seen slider while increasing or decreasing the volume or brightness of our phone. Here is the example of the slider which will be helpful for you to integrate slider in your app.

To Import Slider in Code

import Slider from '@react-native-community/slider'

Render Using

  value='initial value'

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 command line interface to make our React Native App.

If you have previously installed a global react-native-cli package, please remove it as it may cause unexpected issues:

npm uninstall -g react-native-cli @react-native-community/cli

Run the following commands to create a new React Native project

npx react-native init ProjectName

If you want to start a new project with a specific React Native version, you can use the --version argument:

npx react-native init ProjectName --version X.XX.X

Note If the above command is failing, you may have old version of react-native or react-native-cli installed globally on your pc. Try uninstalling the cli and run the cli using npx.

This will make a project structure with an index file named App.js in your project directory.

Installation of Dependency

To use Slider we need to install @react-native-community/slider dependency. To install this open the terminal and jump into your project using

cd ProjectName

Run the following command to install

npm install @react-native-community/slider --save

This command will copy all the dependency into your node_module directory. –save is optional, it is just to update the @react-native-community/slider dependency in your package.json file.

CocoaPods Installation

We need to install the pods for iOS

npx pod-install


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


//React Native Slider

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

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

import Slider from '@react-native-community/slider';

const App = () => {
  const [sliderValue, setSliderValue] = useState(15);

  return (
    <SafeAreaView style={{flex: 1}}>
      <View style={styles.container}>
        {/*Text to show slider value*/}
        <Text style={{color: 'black'}}>
           Value of slider is : {sliderValue}

        {/*Slider with max, min, step and initial value*/}
            (sliderValue) => setSliderValue(sliderValue)

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    padding: 20,
    justifyContent: 'center',
    backgroundColor: '#ecf0f1',

export default App;

To Run the React Native App

Open the terminal again and jump into your project using.

cd ProjectName

1. Start Metro Bundler

First, you will need to start Metro, the JavaScript bundler that ships with React Native. To start Metro bundler run following command

npx react-native start

Once you start Metro Bundler it will run forever on your terminal until you close it. Let Metro Bundler run in its own terminal. Open a new terminal and run the application.

2. Start React Native Application

To run the project on an Android Virtual Device or on real debugging device

npx react-native run-android

or on the iOS Simulator by running (macOS only)

npx react-native run-ios

Download Source Code

Output Screenshot

Output in Online Emulator

That was the example to show the working of Slider in React Native. 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. 🙂

6 thoughts on “React Native Slider | Track bar in React Native”

  1. I follow your code, and I have eror in emulator like this:
    Invariant Violation: requireNativeComponent.
    ‘RNCSlider’ was not found in the UIManager

    what the solution please..

  2. when we are using step={1} i have an error,
    TypeError: newValue.toFixed is not a function
    (anonymous function)
    D:/ReactLearning/React Native/native/node_modules/@react-native-community/slider/dist/RNCSliderNativeComponent.web.js:1


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