[Solved] React Native fixed footer

I try to create react native app that looks like existing web app. I have a fixed footer at bottom of window. Do anyone have idea how this can be achieved with react native?

in existing app it’s simple:

.footer {
  position: fixed;
  bottom: 0;
}
Enquirer: 4ega

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Solution #1:

Off the top of my head you could do this with a ScrollView. Your top-level container could be a flex container, inside that have a ScrollView at the top and your footer at the bottom. Then inside the ScrollView just put the rest of your app as normal.

Respondent: Colin Ramsay

Solution #2:

Here’s the actual code based on Colin’s Ramsay answer:

<View style={{flex: 1}}>
  <ScrollView>main</ScrollView>
  <View><Text>footer</Text></View>
</View>
Respondent: Alexander Zaytsev

Solution #3:

I’m using fixed footers for buttons in my app. The way I implement a fixed footer is like so:

<View style={{flex: 1}}>
<View><Text>my text</Text></View>
<View style={{position: 'absolute', left: 0, right: 0, bottom: 0}}><Text>My fixed footer</Text></View>
</View>

And if need the footer to move up when a keyboard appears for instance you can use:

const {  DeviceEventEmitter } = React

class MyClass {
  constructor() {
     this.state = {
       btnLocation: 0
     }
  }

  componentWillMount() {
     DeviceEventEmitter.addListener('keyboardWillShow', this.keyboardWillShow.bind(this))
     DeviceEventEmitter.addListener('keyboardWillHide', this.keyboardWillHide.bind(this))
  }

  keyboardWillShow(e) {
    this.setState({btnLocation: e.endCoordinates.height})
  }

  keyboardWillHide(e) {
    this.setState({btnLocation: 0})
  }
}

Then use {bottom: this.state.btnLocation} in your fixed footer class. I hope this helps!

Respondent: dahveed707

Solution #4:

You get the Dimension first and then manipulate it through flex style

var Dimensions = require('Dimensions')
var {width, height} = Dimensions.get('window')

In render

<View style={{flex: 1}}>
    <View style={{width: width, height: height - 200}}>main</View>
    <View style={{width: width, height: 200}}>footer</View>
</View>

The other method is to use flex

<View style={{flex: 1}}>
    <View style={{flex: .8}}>main</View>
    <View style={{flex: .2}}>footer</View>
</View>
Respondent: syarul

Solution #5:

@Alexander Thanks for solution

Below is code exactly what you looking for

import React, {PropTypes,} from 'react';
import {View, Text, StyleSheet,TouchableHighlight,ScrollView,Image, Component, AppRegistry} from "react-native";

class mainview extends React.Component {
 constructor(props) {
      super(props);

  }

  render() {
    return(
      <View style={styles.mainviewStyle}>
        <ContainerView/>
          <View style={styles.footer}>
          <TouchableHighlight style={styles.bottomButtons}>
              <Text style={styles.footerText}>A</Text>
          </TouchableHighlight>
          <TouchableHighlight style={styles.bottomButtons}>
              <Text style={styles.footerText}>B</Text>
          </TouchableHighlight>
          </View>
      </View>
    );
  }
}

class ContainerView extends React.Component {
constructor(props) {
      super(props);
}

render() {
    return(
      <ScrollView style = {styles.scrollViewStyle}>
          <View>
            <Text style={styles.textStyle}> Example for ScrollView and Fixed Footer</Text>
          </View>
      </ScrollView>
    );
  }
}

var styles = StyleSheet.create({
  mainviewStyle: {
  flex: 1,
  flexDirection: 'column',
},
footer: {
  position: 'absolute',
  flex:0.1,
  left: 0,
  right: 0,
  bottom: -10,
  backgroundColor:'green',
  flexDirection:'row',
  height:80,
  alignItems:'center',
},
bottomButtons: {
  alignItems:'center',
  justifyContent: 'center',
  flex:1,
},
footerText: {
  color:'white',
  fontWeight:'bold',
  alignItems:'center',
  fontSize:18,
},
textStyle: {
  alignSelf: 'center',
  color: 'orange'
},
scrollViewStyle: {
  borderWidth: 2,
  borderColor: 'blue'
}
});

AppRegistry.registerComponent('TRYAPP', () => mainview) //Entry Point    and Root Component of The App

Below is the Screenshot

ScrollView With Fixed Footer

Respondent: Ashok R

Solution #6:

You might also want to take a look at NativeBase (http://nativebase.io). This a library of components for React Native that include some nice layout structure (http://nativebase.io/docs/v2.0.0/components#anatomy) including Headers and Footers.

It’s a bit like Bootstrap for Mobile.

Respondent: Simon Ordish

Solution #7:

Simple stuff here:

Incase you don’t need a ScrollView for this approach you can go with the below code to achieve Something like this :

Something like this

<View style={{flex: 1, backgroundColor:'grey'}}>
    <View style={{flex: 1, backgroundColor: 'red'}} />
    <View style={{height: 100, backgroundColor: 'green'}} />
</View>
Respondent: Cherag Verma

Solution #8:

The way I did this was to have a view (lets call it P) with flex 1, then inside that view have 2 more views (C1 and C2) with flex 0.9 and 0.1 respectively (you can change the flex heights to required values). Then, inside the C1 have a scrollview. This worked perfectly for me. Example below.

<View style={{flex: 1}}>
    <View style={{flex: 0.9}}>
        <ScrollView>
            <Text style={{marginBottom: 500}}>scrollable section</Text>
        </ScrollView>
    </View>
    <View style={{flex: 0.1}}>
        <Text>fixed footer</Text>
    </View>
</View>
Respondent: Rajesh

Solution #9:

Below is code to set footer and elements above.

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { StyleSheet, View, Text, ScrollView } from 'react-native';
export default class App extends Component {
    render() {
      return (
      <View style={styles.containerMain}>
        <ScrollView>
          <Text> Main Content Here</Text>
          <Text> Main Content Here</Text>
          <Text> Main Content Here</Text>
          <Text> Main Content Here</Text>
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          <Text> Main Content Here</Text>
        </ScrollView>
        <View style={styles.bottomView}>
          <Text style={styles.textStyle}>Bottom View</Text>
        </View>
      </View>
    );
  }
}
const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  containerMain: {
    flex: 1,
    alignItems: 'center',
  },
  bottomView: {
    width: '100%',
    height: 50,
    backgroundColor: '#EE5407',
    justifyContent: 'center',
    alignItems: 'center',
    position: 'absolute',
    bottom: 0,
  },
  textStyle: {
    color: '#fff',
    fontSize: 18,
  },
});
Respondent: shruti garg

Solution #10:

The best way is to use justifyContent property

<View style={{flexDirection:'column',justifyContent:'flex-end'}}>
     <View>
        <Text>fixed footer</Text>
    </View>
</View>

if you have multiple view elements on screen, then you can use

<View style={{flexDirection:'column',justifyContent:'space-between'}}>
     <View>
        <Text>view 1</Text>
    </View>
    <View>
        <Text>view 2</Text>
    </View>
    <View>
        <Text>fixed footer</Text>
    </View>
</View>
Respondent: Manzoor Samad

Solution #11:

One could achieve something similar in react native with position: absolute

let footerStyle = {
  position: 'absolute',
  bottom: 0,
}

There are a few things to keep in mind though.

  1. absolute positions the element relative to its parent.
  2. You might have to set the width and hight of the element manually.
  3. Width and hight will change when orientation changes. This has to be managed manually

A practical style definition would look something like this:

import { Dimensions } from 'react-native';

var screenWidth = Dimensions.get('window').width; //full screen width

let footerStyle = {
  position: 'absolute',
  bottom: 0,
  width: screenWidth,
  height: 60
}
Respondent: Akash

Solution #12:

I found using flex to be the simplest solution.

<View style={{flex:1, 
    justifyContent: 'space-around', 
    alignItems: 'center',
    flexDirection: 'row',}}>

  <View style={{flex:8}}>
    //Main Activity
  </View>
  <View style={{flex:1}}>
    //Footer
  </View>

 </View>
Respondent: saiftyfirst

Solution #13:

import {Dimensions} from 'react-native'

const WIDTH = Dimensions.get('window').width;
const HEIGHT = Dimensions.get('window').height;

then on the write this styles

 position: 'absolute',
 top: HEIGHT-80,
 left: 0,
 right: 0,

worked like a charm

Respondent: Joseph Owigo

Solution #14:

Suggestion 1

=> Body with fixed footer

<View style={{ flex: 1, backgroundColor: 'gray' }}>

        <View style={{ flex: 9, backgroundColor: 'gray',alignItems: 'center', justifyContent: 'center',  }}>
          <Text style={{color:'white'}}>...Header or Body</Text>
        </View>


        <View style={{ flex: 1, backgroundColor: 'yellow', alignItems: 'center', justifyContent: 'center', }}>
          <Text>...Footer</Text>
        </View>

</View>

Demo Image

Edit 2

=> Body & Fixed footer with tabs

<View style={{ flex: 1, backgroundColor: 'gray' }}>

        <View style={{ flex: 9, backgroundColor: 'gray', alignItems: 'center', justifyContent: 'center', }}>
          <Text style={{ color: 'white' }}>...Header or Body</Text>
        </View>


        <View style={{ flex: 1, backgroundColor: 'yellow', alignItems: 'center', justifyContent: 'center', }}>
          <View style={{ flex: 1, flexDirection: 'row' }}>
            <TouchableOpacity style={{ flex: 1, alignItems: 'center', justifyContent: 'center', backgroundColor: 'white' }}>
              <View>
                <Text>
                  ...Home
              </Text>
              </View>
            </TouchableOpacity>
            <TouchableOpacity style={{ flex: 1, alignItems: 'center', justifyContent: 'center', backgroundColor: 'white' }}>
              <View>
                <Text>
                  ...Settings
              </Text>
              </View>
            </TouchableOpacity>
          </View>
        </View>
</View>

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Notes

import {TouchableOpacity} from 'react-native'

Advantages

We can use this simple footer without react bottom navigation

Respondent: Hardik Desai

Solution #15:

When flex is a positive number, it makes the component flexible and it will be sized proportional to its flex value. So a component with flex set to 2 will take twice the space as a component with flex set to 1.

   <View style={{flex: 1}>
            
     <ScrollView style={{flex: 1}>
        //your scroll able content will be placed above your fixed footer content. 
        //when your content will grow bigger and bigger it will hide behind 
        //footer content. 
     </ScrollView>

     <View style={styles.footerContainer}>
        //your fixed footer content will sit fixed below your screen 
     </View>

</View>

Respondent: iambinodstha

Solution #16:

if you just use react native so you can use the following code

<View style={{flex:1}}>

{/* Your Main Content*/}
<View style={{flex:3}}>

<ScrollView>
   {/* Your List View ,etc */}
</ScrollView>

</View>

{/* Your Footer */}
<View style={{flex:1}}>
   {/*Elements*/}
</View>


 </View>

also, you can use https://docs.nativebase.io/ in your react native project and then do something like the following

<Container>

{/*Your Main Content*/}
<Content>

<ScrollView>
   {/* Your List View ,etc */}
</ScrollView>

</Content>

{/*Your Footer*/}
<Footer>
   {/*Elements*/}
</Footer>

</Container>

React_Native

NativeBase.io

Respondent: ab_did96

Solution #17:

For Android problems with this:

in app/src/AndroidManifest.xml change windowSoftInputMode to the following.

<activity
   android:windowSoftInputMode="stateAlwaysHidden|adjustPan">

I had absolutely no problems with this in ios using react-native and keyboardAwareScroll. I was about to implement a ton of code to figure this out until someone gave me this solution. Worked perfectly.

Respondent: Lisa Faye Cook

Solution #18:

Set android:windowSoftInputMode=”adjustPan” in your manifest file, and it will work as you expect.

Respondent: Andresh Singh

Solution #19:

I think best and easy one would be as below, just place rest of ur view in a content and footer in a separate view.

`<Container>
   <Content>
     <View>
      Ur contents
    </View>
  </Content>
  <View>
  Footer
  </View>
</Container>`

or u can use footer from native-base

`<Container>
  <Content>
    <View>
Ur contents
    </View>
  </Content>
<Footer>
Footer
</Footer>
</Container>`
Respondent: Aishwarya Shetty

Solution #20:

i created a package. it may meet your needs.

https://github.com/caoyongfeng0214/rn-overlaye

<View style={{paddingBottom:100}}>
     <View> ...... </View>
     <Overlay style={{left:0, right:0, bottom:0}}>
        <View><Text>Footer</Text></View>
     </Overlay>
</View>
Respondent: Cao YongFeng

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