Example of React Native Tab with Latest React Navigation Version 3.+

Example of React Native Tab with Latest React Navigation Version 3.+

Here is an Example of React Native Tab for Android and IOS. We will use react-navigation to make a Tab Navigation in this example. Tabs are the most common style of navigation in mobile apps. Tabs can be on the bottom of the screen or on the top (below the header or even instead of a header). We all have seen WhatsApp and it can’t be so easy without Tab. So let’s get started with the example of Tab Navigation.

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.

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 createMaterialTopTabNavigator 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 File Structure

To start with this Example you need to create a directory named pages in your project and create two files FirstPge.js and SecondPage.js in it.

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

App.js

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

FirstPage.js

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

SecondPage.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).

Android

    

IOS

That was the React Native Tab. 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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12 thoughts on “Example of React Native Tab with Latest React Navigation Version 3.+”

  1. Simple and great. But don’t they have gestures with tab? Can’t I swipe horizontally to change the tabs?

  2. how do i remove TabExample Header from above because i am using
    bottom navigation and drawer navigation too,

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