Web And App Development

How to Build better forms with React Native UI Components?

Forms play a very important role in any website. After all, it is an interactive model of the website user interface. Data collection, Feedback, Survey, etc, all are very important aspects of product and use forms. If you do not build the forms right, you may share bad user-experience with the customers and that will down the market of your product. 

Here, we are going to explain how to build better forms with React Native User Interface Components:


  • Prior knowledge about react-native can be beneficial, but not so mandatory. 
  •  You need to install Node 10+. 
  • You must have Android Studio or Xcode installed to run the emulator/simulator. 

Getting Started 

Here, we going to tell about certain installations for the first-time users of React Native, if you are also using the React Native for the first time, then make sure you install the necessary packages before you use the components. 

Install React NativeCLI Tool 

“ npm install -g react-native-cli”

After this, proceed further and run the React Nativecommands to start with the new project: 

Create Animation project and Start the Server 

Command – “cd picker sample && npx react – native run -ios” this will run the iOS simulator. 

Command – “cd picker sample && npx react – native-run – android” this will run android emulator. 

If you have installed the Xcode and Android Studio, then aforementioned commands will your project and the simulator will display on your screen.

Once you are done with it, you are all set to use the react-native Components to build forms. Some of the major React NativeComponents are: 

React NativeForms – Picker 

The React NativePicker Component is just like the drop-down option of regular JavaScript. It allows the users to pick from the multiple choices present in the list, user can choose one option at a time. This functionality is useful when users need to ask the question having multiple answers. 

For example – In the payment option, if you want the user to choose from the multiple payment options to pay you, this component is helpful. 

If you need further knowledge about Picker component, you can go through the official document for React NativePicker Component. 

React NativeForms – Slider 

React NativeSlider component is used when the user needs to choose a single value from ranges of values. This component is useful when you have to present users with a range of values from minimum value and maximum value.

The best example for this component could be product rating. 

React NativeForms – Modal 

With Modal component, you can display the content directly on the top of the parent view. This function helps when you have multiple activities to perform and want to avoid navigation to different pages. 

Note: Both the Slider and Modal component are extracted from the core of react-native to community package available through npm. 

The modal component comes with the added features like inline style prop, animations, customization option, and many more. 

The Wrap Up 

With the help of these interactive React Native components, you can build better forms. Here, we have covered the picker, slider, and modal components. The components and supported props can help you build more user-friendly and interactive forms that will ultimately attract the users and improve the UI experience. 

By Sandeep Chauhan

Sandeep Chauhan is a Software Developer at plancoders. He loves to build beautiful Mobile Apps, and Websites.

In the past, he has worked in companies like OpenText, Intel, CenturyLink, and Walmart Labs.

He is the founding CTO of Dealsite (prev WorkingGroupLink), GoPetie, and HRaspirin. Sandeep created the first version of (prev Docademic), and helped develop ScaleLab product.

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