Tab View inside Navigation Drawer / Sidebar with React Navigation V5

Tab View + Navigation Drawer

This is an example of Tab View inside Navigation Drawer / Sidebar with React Navigation in React Native. We will use react-navigation to make a navigation drawer and Tab in this example. I hope you have already seen our post on React Native Navigation Drawer because in this post we are just extending the last post to show the Tab View inside the Navigation Drawer.

In this example, we have a navigation drawer with 3 screens in the navigation menu and a Tab View on the first screen of the Navigation Drawer. When we open Screen1 the Tab will be visible and on the other options, this Tab will be invisible.

To Create a Drawer Navigator

<NavigationContainer>
  <Drawer.Navigator
    drawerContentOptions={{
      activeTintColor: '#e91e63',
      itemStyle: { marginVertical: 5 },
    }}>
    <Drawer.Screen
      name="HomeScreenStack"
      options={{ drawerLabel: 'Home Screen Option' }}
      component={HomeScreenStack} />
    <Drawer.Screen
      name="SettingScreenStack"
      options={{ drawerLabel: 'Setting Screen Option' }}
      component={SettingScreenStack} />
  </Drawer.Navigator>
</NavigationContainer>

To Create Material Top Tab Navigator

<Tab.Navigator
  initialRouteName="HomeScreen"
  tabBarOptions={{
    activeTintColor: '#FFFFFF',
    inactiveTintColor: '#F8F8F8',
    style: {
      backgroundColor: '#f4511e',
    },
    labelStyle: {
      textAlign: 'center',
    },
    indicatorStyle: {
      borderBottomColor: '#87B56A',
      borderBottomWidth: 2,
    },
  }}>
  <Tab.Screen
    name="HomeScreen"
    component={HomeScreen}
    options={{
      tabBarLabel: 'Home Screen',
      // tabBarIcon: ({ color, size }) => (
      //   <MaterialCommunityIcons
      //     name="home"
      //     color={color}
      //     size={size}
      //   />
      // ),
    }}  />
  <Tab.Screen
    name="ExploreScreen"
    component={ExploreScreen}
    options={{
      tabBarLabel: 'Explore Screen',
      // tabBarIcon: ({ color, size }) => (
      //   <MaterialCommunityIcons
      //     name="settings"
      //     color={color}
      //     size={size}
      //   />
      // ),
    }} />
</Tab.Navigator>

In this example, we will make a Tab Navigator inside a Drawer Navigator 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 Dependencies

For navigation we need to add react-navigation and other supporting dependencies.

To install the dependencies open the terminal and jump into your project

cd ProjectName

1. Install react-navigation

npm install @react-navigation/native --save

2. Other supporting libraries react-native-gesture-handler, react-native-reanimated, react-native-screens and react-native-safe-area-context and @react-native-community/masked-view

npm install react-native-reanimated react-native-gesture-handler react-native-screens react-native-safe-area-context @react-native-community/masked-view --save

3. For the Drawer Navigator install

npm install @react-navigation/drawer --save

4. For the Tab Navigator install

npm install @react-navigation/material-top-tabs react-native-tab-view --save

5. These steps are enough for the drawer navigation but in this example, we are also using between screens so we will also need Stack Navigator

npm install @react-navigation/stack --save

Note: When you use a navigator, you’ll need to follow the installation instructions of that navigator for any additional dependencies. If you’re getting an error “Unable to resolve module”, you need to install that module in your project.

You might get warnings related to peer dependencies after installation. They are usually caused by incorrect version ranges specified in some packages. You can safely ignore most warnings as long as your app builds.

CocoaPods Installation

Please use the following command to install CocoaPods

npx pod-install ios

To finalize the installation of react-native-gesture-handler, add the following at the top (make sure it’s at the top and there’s nothing else before it) of your entry files, such as index.js or App.js:

import 'react-native-gesture-handler';

Note: If you skip this step, your app may crash in production even if it works fine in development.

Project Structure

To start with this example you need to create a directory named pages in your project and create three files ExploreScreen.js, HomeScreen.js, and SettingScreen.js.

NavigationDrawerWithTopTabStructure

Code

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

App.js

// Tab View inside Navigation Drawer
// https://aboutreact.com/tab-view-inside-navigation-drawer-sidebar-with-react-navigation/

import 'react-native-gesture-handler';

import * as React from 'react';
import {View, TouchableOpacity, Image} from 'react-native';

import {
  NavigationContainer,
  getFocusedRouteNameFromRoute,
} from '@react-navigation/native';
import {createStackNavigator} from '@react-navigation/stack';
import {createDrawerNavigator} from '@react-navigation/drawer';
import {createMaterialTopTabNavigator} from '@react-navigation/material-top-tabs';

import HomeScreen from './pages/HomeScreen';
import ExploreScreen from './pages/ExploreScreen';
import SettingScreen from './pages/SettingScreen';

const Stack = createStackNavigator();
const Drawer = createDrawerNavigator();
const Tab = createMaterialTopTabNavigator();

const NavigationDrawerStructure = (props) => {
  //Structure for the navigatin Drawer
  const toggleDrawer = () => {
    //Props to open/close the drawer
    props.navigationProps.toggleDrawer();
  };

  return (
    <View style={{flexDirection: 'row'}}>
      <TouchableOpacity onPress={() => toggleDrawer()}>
        {/*Donute Button Image */}
        <Image
          source={{
            uri:
              'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AboutReact/sampleresource/master/drawerWhite.png',
          }}
          style={{width: 25, height: 25, marginLeft: 5}}
        />
      </TouchableOpacity>
    </View>
  );
};

const getHeaderTitle = (route) => {
  const routeName = getFocusedRouteNameFromRoute(route) ?? 'Feed';
  switch (routeName) {
    case 'HomeScreen':
      return 'Home';
    case 'ExploreScreen':
      return 'Explore';
    case 'TabStack':
      return 'Home';
  }
};

const TabStack = () => {
  return (
    <Tab.Navigator
      initialRouteName="HomeScreen"
      tabBarOptions={{
        activeTintColor: '#FFFFFF',
        inactiveTintColor: '#F8F8F8',
        style: {
          backgroundColor: '#f4511e',
        },
        labelStyle: {
          textAlign: 'center',
        },
        indicatorStyle: {
          borderBottomColor: '#87B56A',
          borderBottomWidth: 2,
        },
      }}>
      <Tab.Screen
        name="HomeScreen"
        component={HomeScreen}
        options={{
          tabBarLabel: 'Home Screen',
          /*tabBarIcon: ({color, size}) => (
            <MaterialCommunityIcons
             name="home"
             color={color}
             size={size}
            />
          ),*/
        }}
      />
      <Tab.Screen
        name="ExploreScreen"
        component={ExploreScreen}
        options={{
          tabBarLabel: 'Explore Screen',
          /*tabBarIcon: ({color, size}) => (
            <MaterialCommunityIcons
             name="settings"
             color={color}
             size={size}
            />
          ),*/
        }}
      />
    </Tab.Navigator>
  );
};

const HomeScreenStack = ({navigation}) => {
  return (
    <Stack.Navigator initialRouteName="HomeScreen">
      <Stack.Screen
        name="TabStack"
        component={TabStack}
        options={({route}) => ({
          headerTitle: getHeaderTitle(route),
          headerLeft: () => (
            <NavigationDrawerStructure
              navigationProps={navigation}
            />
          ),
          headerStyle: {
            backgroundColor: '#f4511e', //Set Header color
          },
          headerTintColor: '#fff', //Set Header text color
          headerTitleStyle: {
            fontWeight: 'bold', //Set Header text style
          },
        })}
      />
    </Stack.Navigator>
  );
};

const SettingScreenStack = ({navigation}) => {
  return (
    <Stack.Navigator
      initialRouteName="SecondPage"
      screenOptions={{
        headerLeft: () => (
          <NavigationDrawerStructure navigationProps={navigation} />
        ),
        headerStyle: {
          backgroundColor: '#f4511e', //Set Header color
        },
        headerTintColor: '#fff', //Set Header text color
        headerTitleStyle: {
          fontWeight: 'bold', //Set Header text style
        },
      }}>
      <Stack.Screen
        name="SettingScreen"
        component={SettingScreen}
        options={{
          title: 'Setting', //Set Header Title
        }}
      />
    </Stack.Navigator>
  );
};

const App = () => {
  return (
    <NavigationContainer>
      <Drawer.Navigator
        drawerContentOptions={{
          activeTintColor: '#e91e63',
          itemStyle: {marginVertical: 5},
        }}>
        <Drawer.Screen
          name="HomeScreenStack"
          options={{drawerLabel: 'Home Screen Option'}}
          component={HomeScreenStack}
        />
        <Drawer.Screen
          name="SettingScreenStack"
          options={{drawerLabel: 'Setting Screen Option'}}
          component={SettingScreenStack}
        />
      </Drawer.Navigator>
    </NavigationContainer>
  );
};

export default App;

HomeScreen.js

Open pages/HomeScreen.js in any code editor and replace the code with the following code.

// Tab View inside Navigation Drawer
// https://aboutreact.com/tab-view-inside-navigation-drawer-sidebar-with-react-navigation/

import * as React from 'react';
import {Button, View, Text, SafeAreaView} from 'react-native';

const HomeScreen = ({navigation}) => {
  return (
    <SafeAreaView style={{flex: 1}}>
      <View style={{flex: 1, padding: 16}}>
        <View
          style={{
            flex: 1,
            alignItems: 'center',
            justifyContent: 'center',
          }}>
          <Text
            style={{
              fontSize: 25,
              textAlign: 'center',
              marginBottom: 16,
            }}>
            Home Screen
          </Text>
          <Button
            onPress={() => navigation.navigate('SettingScreenStack')}
            title="Go to Setting Screen"
          />
          <Button
            onPress={() => navigation.navigate('ExploreScreen')}
            title="Go to Explore Screen"
          />
        </View>
        <Text
          style={{
            fontSize: 18,
            textAlign: 'center',
            color: 'grey'
          }}>
          React Navigate Drawer with Top Tab
        </Text>
        <Text
          style={{
            fontSize: 16,
            textAlign: 'center',
            color: 'grey'
          }}>
          www.aboutreact.com
        </Text>
      </View>
    </SafeAreaView>
  );
};

export default HomeScreen;

ExploreScreen.js

Open pages/ExploreScreen.js in any code editor and replace the code with the following code.

// Tab View inside Navigation Drawer
// https://aboutreact.com/tab-view-inside-navigation-drawer-sidebar-with-react-navigation/

import * as React from 'react';
import {Button, View, Text, SafeAreaView} from 'react-native';

const ExploreScreen = ({navigation}) => {
  return (
    <SafeAreaView style={{flex: 1}}>
      <View style={{flex: 1, padding: 16}}>
        <View
          style={{
            flex: 1,
            alignItems: 'center',
            justifyContent: 'center',
          }}>
          <Text
            style={{
              fontSize: 25,
              textAlign: 'center',
              marginBottom: 16,
            }}>
            Explore Screen
          </Text>
          <Button
            onPress={() => navigation.navigate('SettingScreen')}
            title="Go to Setting Screen"
          />
          <Button
            onPress={() => navigation.navigate('HomeScreen')}
            title="Go to Home Screen"
          />
        </View>
        <Text
          style={{
            fontSize: 18,
            textAlign: 'center',
            color: 'grey'
          }}>
          React Navigate Drawer with Top Tab
        </Text>
        <Text
          style={{
            fontSize: 16,
            textAlign: 'center',
            color: 'grey'
          }}>
          www.aboutreact.com
        </Text>
      </View>
    </SafeAreaView>
  );
};

export default ExploreScreen;

SettingScreen.js

Open pages/SettingScreen.js in any code editor and replace the code with the following code.

// Tab View inside Navigation Drawer
// https://aboutreact.com/tab-view-inside-navigation-drawer-sidebar-with-react-navigation/

import * as React from 'react';
import {Button, View, Text, SafeAreaView} from 'react-native';

const SettingScreen = ({navigation}) => {
  return (
    <SafeAreaView style={{flex: 1}}>
      <View style={{flex: 1, padding: 16}}>
        <View
          style={{
            flex: 1,
            alignItems: 'center',
            justifyContent: 'center',
          }}>
          <Text
            style={{
              fontSize: 25,
              textAlign: 'center',
              marginBottom: 16,
            }}>
            Setting Screen
          </Text>
          <Button
            onPress={() => navigation.navigate('HomeScreenStack')}
            title="Go to Home Stack"
          />
          <Button
            onPress={() => navigation.navigate('HomeScreen')}
            title="Go to Home Screen"
          />
          <Button
            onPress={() => navigation.navigate('ExploreScreen')}
            title="Go to Explore Screen"
          />
        </View>
        <Text
          style={{
            fontSize: 18,
            textAlign: 'center',
            color: 'grey'
          }}>
          React Navigate Drawer with Top Tab
        </Text>
        <Text
          style={{
            fontSize: 16,
            textAlign: 'center',
            color: 'grey'
          }}>
          www.aboutreact.com
        </Text>
      </View>
    </SafeAreaView>
  );
};

export default SettingScreen;

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

NavigationDrawerWithTopTab1   NavigationDrawerWithTopTab2   NavigationDrawerWithTopTab3   NavigationDrawerWithTopTab4

This is how you can add Tab View inside Navigation Drawer / Sidebar with React Navigation 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. There will be more posts coming soon. Stay tuned!

Hope you liked it. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Tab View inside Navigation Drawer / Sidebar with React Navigation V5”

  1. Hi ,it is working fine.But how can I navigate to normal screen which is not under the tabs or drawer? Kindly help me.

    I have 2 screens(screen1,screen2) under tab.And tab is under my sidemenu screen.
    Finally I created a new independent screen3.

    Now I want to navigate from screen1 to screen3.I tried with this.property.navigation.navigate(‘screen3’).But not working.

    Please help me..

    Reply
  2. Hi,
    Is any way to sync with drawer and tab navigation? I have three items, A/B/C, and I would like to have these three items shown in tab and drawer navigation. When I click the item B in drawer, the tab B content is show. When i move to tab item C, the drawer is indexed to item C. Is it possible to do this? Any hint or recommendation is appreciated. Thanks.

    Reply

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