React Navigation 5.0 Series 1: Use of StackNavigator

Keywords: Mobile React iOS

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Use the following command to add the underlying dependencies of react navigation

yarn add @react-navigation/native

Add additional configuration dependency content using the following commands, such as react-native-gesture-handler, react-native-reanimated, and so on

yarn add react-native-reanimated react-native-gesture-handler react-native-screens react-native-safe-area-context @react-native-community/masked-view

If your React Native project version is above 0.60, the installation dependency is complete, and if the project version is below 0.60, use the react-native link command to automatically add the native project configuration. For the ios side, first make sure that you have installed Cocoapods correctly, then execute the following command to complete the dependency

cd ios; pod install; cd ..

Finally, at the bottom of your project entry file index.js, add the following code:

import 'react-native-gesture-handler';

Use StackNavigator

Before using StackNavigator. you need to add navigation to your project, wrap the entire entry file with NavigationContainer, as shown in the following sample code

import * as React from 'react';
import { NavigationContainer } from '@react-navigation/native';

const App = () => {
  return (
        <RootStack.Screen name='TabNav' component={TabScreen} />
        <RootStack.Screen name="Detail" component={DetailScreen} />

export default App;

Next, because the stack navigation library has been separated as a separate dependency file since the React Navigation 4.x release, you want to add the dependency of StackNavigator

yarn add @react-navigation/stack

Next, we create a home file using stack navigator with the following code

import {
} from '@react-navigation/stack'
const HomeScreen = ({ navigation }) => {
  return (
    <View style={{ flex: 1, alignItems: 'center', justifyContent: 'center' }}>
        title="Go to Details"
        onPress={() => navigation.navigate('Detail')}
const HomeStack = createStackNavigator();

const App = () => {
  return (
        <HomeStack.Screen name='Home' component={HomeScreen} />

Take a look at this code:


Use name to specify route name, use component to specify corresponding page of route, note that

Component attributes only accept components, not function components, such as the notation component={() => HomeScreen/>} is not allowed.

Let's take a look at the source code for the HomeStack.Screen configuration:


The new navigation framework makes the specific way of navigation component, makes it easy to use for dynamic configuration, and has more extensible rows, such as screen option for custom configuration.

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Posted by OMorchoe on Fri, 14 Feb 2020 22:13:01 -0800