Tab View + Navigation Drawer

This is an example of Tab View inside Navigation Drawer / Sidebar with React Navigation in React Native. We will use react-navigation to make a navigation drawer and Tab in this example. I hope you have already seen our post on React Native Navigation Drawer because in this post we are just extending the last post to show the Tab View inside the Navigation Drawer.

In this example, we have a navigation drawer with 3 screens in the navigation menu and a Tab View on the first screen of the Navigation Drawer. When we open Screen1 the Tab will be visible and on the other options, this Tab will be invisible.

To Create a Drawer Navigator

      activeTintColor: '#e91e63',
      itemStyle: { marginVertical: 5 },
      options={{ drawerLabel: 'Home Screen Option' }}
      component={HomeScreenStack} />
      options={{ drawerLabel: 'Setting Screen Option' }}
      component={SettingScreenStack} />

To Create Material Top Tab Navigator

    activeTintColor: '#FFFFFF',
    inactiveTintColor: '#F8F8F8',
    style: {
      backgroundColor: '#f4511e',
    labelStyle: {
      textAlign: 'center',
    indicatorStyle: {
      borderBottomColor: '#87B56A',
      borderBottomWidth: 2,
      tabBarLabel: 'Home Screen',
      // tabBarIcon: ({ color, size }) => (
      //   <MaterialCommunityIcons name="home" color={color} size={size} />
      // ),
    }}  />
      tabBarLabel: 'Explore Screen',
      // tabBarIcon: ({ color, size }) => (
      //   <MaterialCommunityIcons name="settings" color={color} size={size} />
      // ),
    }} />

In this example, we will make a Tab Navigator inside a Drawer Navigator so let’s get started.

To Make a React Native App

Getting started with React Native will help you to know more about the way you can make a React Native project. We are going to use react-native init to make our React Native App. Assuming that you have node installed, you can use npm to install the react-native-cli command line utility. Open the terminal and go to the workspace and run

npm install -g react-native-cli

Run the following commands to create a new React Native project

react-native init ProjectName

If you want to start a new project with a specific React Native version, you can use the --version argument:

react-native init ProjectName --version X.XX.X

react-native init ProjectName --version react-native@next

This will make a project structure with an index file named App.js in your project directory.

## Installation of Dependencies

To install all the dependencies open the terminal and jump into your project

cd ProjectName

Run the following commands

npm install @react-navigation/native --save

npm install @react-navigation/drawer --save

npm install @react-navigation/stack --save

npm install @react-navigation/material-top-tabs react-native-tab-view --save

npm install react-native-reanimated react-native-gesture-handler react-native-screens react-native-safe-area-context @react-native-community/masked-view --save

This command will copy all the dependencies into your node_module directory. –save is optional, it is just to update dependencies in your package.json file.

## CocoaPods Installation

After the updation of React Native 0.60, they have introduced [autolinking]( so we do not require to link the library but need to install pods. So to install pods use

npx pod-install ios

## Project Structure

To start with this example you need to create a directory named **pages** in your project and create three files ExploreScreen.js, HomeScreen.js, and SettingScreen.js.

These files will be the Navigation Screens of the Drawer Navigator.

## Code

Now Open App.js in any code editor and replace the code with the following code

### App.js

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