Version: Next

Getting Started

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The aim of React Native Elements is to provide an all-in-one UI kit for creating apps in react native. There are many great ui components made by developers all around open source. React Native Elements takes the hassle of assembling these packages together by giving you a ready made kit with consistent api and look and feel.

Stable#

npm install react-native-elements

Bleeding Edge#

npm install https://github.com/react-native-elements/react-native-elements#dist

Install react-native-vector-icons#

Expo or create-react-native-app projects include react-native-vector-icons out of the box, hence this step can be skipped.

If your project is a standard React Native project created using react-native init (it should have an ios/android directory), then you need to install react-native-vector-icons.

Or if you encounter the following error.

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If you see the UNMET PEER DEPENDENCY warning for react-native-vector-icons like below, you can ignore it as react-native-vector-icons is already installed by expo or crna.

React Native Vector Icons Unmet Peer Dependency

Otherwise run the following command:

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Manual linking of react-native-vector-icons is not necessary if you're using react-native@0.60.0 or above since it is done automatically. This will throw an error though it won't prevent the application from running. To fix this you'll simply have to run react-native unlink react-native-vector-icons and the process will run as expected.

npm install react-native-vector-icons

Link the dependency

npx react-native link react-native-vector-icons

If you have any issues installing react-native-vector-icons, check out their installation guide here or debug it using this issue.

Install react-native-safe-area-context#

If you have already installed react-native-safe-area-context as a dependency for your project you can skip this step. Otherwise run the following command:

npm install react-native-safe-area-context
Useful information.

Manual linking of react-native-safe-area-context is not necessary if you're using react-native@0.60.0 or above since it is done automatically. This will throw an error though it won't prevent the application from running. To fix this you'll simply have to run react-native unlink react-native-safe-area-context and the process will run as expected.

react-native link react-native-safe-area-context

It is required to add the SafeAreaProvider to the outside of the app. The suggested way to do this is the following:

import { SafeAreaProvider } from 'react-native-safe-area-context';
function App() {
return <SafeAreaProvider>...</SafeAreaProvider>;
}