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React and React Native - Third Edition

By : Adam Boduch, Roy Derks
Book Image

React and React Native - Third Edition

By: Adam Boduch, Roy Derks

Overview of this book

React and React Native, Facebook’s innovative User Interface (UI) libraries, are designed to help you build robust cross-platform web and mobile applications. This updated third edition is improved and updated to cover the latest version of React. The book particularly focuses on the latest developments in the React ecosystem, such as modern Hook implementations, code splitting using lazy components and Suspense, user interface framework components using Material-UI, and Apollo. In terms of React Native, the book has been updated to version 0.62 and demonstrates how to apply native UI components for your existing mobile apps using NativeBase. You will begin by learning about the essential building blocks of React components. Next, you’ll progress to working with higher-level functionalities in application development, before putting this knowledge to use by developing user interface components for the web and for native platforms. In the concluding chapters, you’ll learn how to bring your application together with a robust data architecture. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to build React applications for the web and React Native applications for multiple mobile platforms.
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
Section 1: React
Section 2: React Native
Section 3: React Architecture

Collecting input using form components

NativeBase has form components for every type of input imaginable, including the common inputs that you're most likely to use. Form input controls are notoriously difficult for native application developers to use because even with cross-platform tools, such as React Native, the native input controls on the two platforms are so different that you have to write different code for different platforms. With the NativeBase input components, you can usually write your code once. Let's take a look at an example. Here's everything that you need to import:

import React, { useState } from "react";
import {
} from "native-base";
import Container from "./Container";

Next, let's look at the state that's used by the various input components to store values collected from the user:

const [text, setText...