Installation

Open a Terminal in your project's folder and run,

yarn add react-native-paper

If you're on a vanilla React Native project, you also need to install and link react-native-vector-icons.

yarn add react-native-vector-icons
react-native link react-native-vector-icons

If you don't want to install vector icons, you can use babel-plugin-optional-require to opt-out.

If you use CRNA or Expo, you don't need to install vector icons. But you will need to make sure that your .babelrc includes babel-preset-expo:

{
  "presets": ["expo"]
}

To get smaller bundle size by excluding modules you don't use, you can use our optional babel plugin. The plugin automatically rewrites the import statements so that only the modules you use are imported instead of the whole library. Add react-native-paper/babel to the plugins section in your .babelrc:

{
  "plugins": [
    "react-native-paper/babel"
  ]
}

If you created your project using CRNA or Expo, you'll have an env section. You can create a new production key and place it below so it looks like this:

{
  "presets": ["babel-preset-expo"],
  "env": {
    "development": {
      "plugins": ["transform-react-jsx-source"]
    },
    "production": {
      "plugins": ["react-native-paper/babel"]
    }
  }
}

Note: The plugin only works if you are importing the library using ES2015 import statements and not with require.

Usage

Wrap your root component in Provider from react-native-paper. If you have a vanilla React Native project, it's a good idea to add it in the component which is passed to AppRegistry.registerComponent. This will usually be in the index.js file. If you have a CRNA or Expo project, you can do this inside the exported component in the App.js file.

Example:

import * as React from 'react';
import { AppRegistry } from 'react-native';
import { Provider as PaperProvider } from 'react-native-paper';
import App from './src/App';

export default function Main() {
  return (
    <PaperProvider>
      <App />
    </PaperProvider>
  );
}

AppRegistry.registerComponent('main', () => Main);

The PaperProvider component provides the theme to all the components in the framework. It also acts as a portal to components which need to be rendered at the top level.

If you have another provider (such as Redux), wrap it outside PaperProvider so that the context is available to components rendered inside a Modal from the library:

import * as React from 'react';
import { Provider as PaperProvider } from 'react-native-paper';
import { Provider as StoreProvider } from 'react-redux';
import App from './src/App';
import store from './store';

export default function Main() {
  return (
    <StoreProvider store={store}>
      <PaperProvider>
        <App />
      </PaperProvider>
    </StoreProvider>
  );
}

Customization

You can provide a custom theme to customize the colors, fonts etc. with the Provider component. Check the default theme to see what customization options are supported.

Example:

import * as React from 'react';
import { DefaultTheme, Provider as PaperProvider } from 'react-native-paper';
import App from './src/App';

const theme = {
  ...DefaultTheme,
  colors: {
    ...DefaultTheme.colors,
    primary: 'tomato',
    accent: 'yellow',
  },
};

export default function Main() {
  return (
    <PaperProvider theme={theme}>
      <App />
    </PaperProvider>
  );
}