React Native Time Picker – To Pick the Time using Native Time Picker

React Native Time Picker

This post will show you an Example to Use Time Picker in React Native. TimePicker can be used to select the time. For the TimePicker that can be used on both platforms, you need to use a react-native-simple-time-picker library.  A single React Native time picker component for both Android and IOS.

In this example, we will make a simple time picker with default time and the user can change the time. 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.

Installation of Dependency

To use timepicker you need to install react-native-simple-time-picker package.

To install this open the terminal and jump into your project

cd ProjectName

Run the following command

npm install react-native-simple-time-picker --save

This command will copy all the dependencies into your node_module directory. –save is optional, it is just to update the react-native-simple-time-picker dependency in your package.json file.

Code for React Native Time Picker

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

App.js

// React Native Time Picker – To Pick the Time using Native Time Picker
// https://aboutreact.com/react-native-timepicker/

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

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

//import TimePicker from the package we installed
import TimePicker from 'react-native-simple-time-picker';

const App = () => {
  const [selectedHours, setSelectedHours] = useState(0);
  const [selectedMinutes, setSelectedMinutes] = useState(0);

  return (
    <SafeAreaView style={styles.container}>
      <View style={styles.container}>
        <Text style={styles.title}>
          React Native Time Picker –
          To Pick the Time using Native Time Picker
        </Text>
        <Text>
          Selected Time: {selectedHours}:{selectedMinutes}
        </Text>
        <TimePicker
          selectedHours={selectedHours}
          //initial Hourse value
          selectedMinutes={selectedMinutes}
          //initial Minutes value
          onChange={(hours, minutes) => {
            setSelectedHours(hours);
            setSelectedMinutes(minutes);
          }}
        />
      </View>
    </SafeAreaView>
  );
};

export default App;

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    padding: 10,
    justifyContent: 'center',
    alignItems: 'center',
  },
  title: {
    textAlign: 'center',
    fontSize: 20,
    fontWeight: 'bold',
    padding: 20,
  },
});

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 Screenshots

   

Output in Online Emulator

That was the React Native TimePicker. If you have any doubts 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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