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react-native-message-bar

react-native-message-bar

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A message bar notification component displayed at the top of the screen for React Native (Android and iOS) projects.

Originally created by KBLNY now maintained by Talor Anderson

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Content

Features

  • Android and iOS capable
  • Animated alert with Title, Message and Icon/Avatar (from a local or a remote image file)
  • Top or Bottom display
  • 4 Slides Animation Types (Alert is shown from top, from bottom, from left or from right)
  • Auto-hide after x seconds (customizable and/or can be disabled)
  • Auto-hide current alert to display a newer one, if context requires to do so
  • Support hide on tap (can be disabled)
  • 4 pre-configured customizable styles + 1 extra
  • Customizable texts, styles, durations, positions and animation
  • Callbacks on alert show, hide and tap
  • Orientation supported
  • Children component support Show/Hide alert

Installation

Make sure that you are in your React Native project directory and run:

$ npm install react-native-message-bar --save

Basic Usage

    1. Import the react-native-message-bar package
var MessageBarAlert = require('react-native-message-bar').MessageBar;
var MessageBarManager = require('react-native-message-bar').MessageBarManager;
    1. Add the MessageBarAlert to your render function Note: Add it at the very end of your render function, the alert will then be displayed over any component of the view
// Within your render function.
// Include the MessageBar once within your top View element
// Make sure you add the MessageBar at the very bottom of your master component, then it will be displayed over all other components
<MessageBarAlert ref="alert" />
    1. Register and Release your Message Bar as the current main alert
componentDidMount() {
  // Register the alert located on this master page
  // This MessageBar will be accessible from the current (same) component, and from its child component
  // The MessageBar is then declared only once, in your main component.
  MessageBarManager.registerMessageBar(this.refs.alert);
}
 
componentWillUnmount() {
  // Remove the alert located on this master page from the manager
  MessageBarManager.unregisterMessageBar();
}
    1. Display the Message Bar Alert on demand
// Call this method after registering your MessageBar as the current alert
// By calling this method the registered alert will be displayed
// This is useful to show the alert from your current page or a child component
MessageBarManager.showAlert({
  title: 'Your alert title goes here',
  message: 'Your alert message goes here',
  alertType: 'success',
  // See Properties section for full customization
  // Or check `index.ios.js` or `index.android.js` for a complete example
});

Please note, if you do not provide a alertType, the info one will be chosen for you.

The normal duration of the notification is 3 seconds (3000 ms), you can override it. After this time, the notification is going to be hidden

See a full Example in index.ios.js or index.android.js.

Hide the Message Bar Alert

// You can force the current alert to be hidden through the Manager
MessageBarManager.hideAlert();

Customize Alert Type

The Message Bar Alert comes with 4 pre-configured alert style and 1 undefined extra. These alert styles defined the background color of the alert and the line stroke color. The 4 pre-configured alert styles are:

  • info defined blue colors
  • success defined green colors
  • warning defined orange colors
  • error defined red colors

The extra alert type allows you to use another 5th type.

MessageBarManager.showAlert({
  ...
 
  alertType: 'info', // Alert Type: you can select one of 'success', 'error', 'warning', 'error', or 'custom' (use custom if you use a 5th stylesheet, all are customizable). Default is 'info'
 
  /* Customize the stylesheets and/or provide an additional one 'extra' */
  stylesheetInfo : {{ backgroundColor : '#007bff', strokeColor : '#006acd',
                      titleColor: '#ffffff', messageColor: '#ffffff' }}, // Default are blue colors with white title and message
  stylesheetSuccess : {{ backgroundColor : 'darkgreen', strokeColor : '#b40000',
                         titleColor: '#ffffff', messageColor: '#ffffff' }}, // Default are Green colors with white title and message
  stylesheetWarning : {{ backgroundColor : '#ff9c00', strokeColor : '#f29400',
                         titleColor: '#ffffff', messageColor: '#ffffff' }}, // Default are orange colors with white title and message
  stylesheetError : {{ backgroundColor : '#ff3232', strokeColor : '#FF0000',
                         titleColor: '#ffffff', messageColor: '#ffffff' }}, // Default are red colors with white title and message
  stylesheetExtra : {{ backgroundColor : 'black', strokeColor : 'gray',
                         titleColor: '#ffffff', messageColor: '#ffffff' }}, // Default are blue colors with white title and message, same as info
 
  ...
});

Customize Alert Content

You can customize the style of the Title, Message and Icon/Avatar.

MessageBarManager.showAlert({
  ...
 
  title: "John Doe", // Title of the alert
  message: "Hello, any suggestions?", // Message of the alert
  avatar: "<URL/require('<path>') of your icon/avatar>", // Avatar/Icon <URL> of the alert or enter require('LOCALPATH') for local image
 
  /* Number of Lines for Title and Message */
  titleNumberOfLines: 1,
  messageNumberOfLines: 0, // Unlimited number of lines
 
  /* Style for the text elements and the  */
  titleStyle: {{ color: 'white', fontSize: 18, fontWeight: 'bold' }},
  messageStyle: {{ color: 'white', fontSize: 16 }},
  avatarStyle: {{ height: 40, width: 40, borderRadius: 20 }},
 
  ...
});

Customize Message Bar Alert Layout

You can customize the inset (padding) and the offset of the alert.

MessageBarManager.showAlert({
  ...
 
  /* Offset of the View, useful if you have a navigation bar or if you want the alert be shown below another component instead of the top of the screen */
  viewTopOffset : 0, // Default is 0
  viewLeftOffset : 0, // Default is 0
  viewRightOffset : 0, // Default is 0
 
  /* Inset of the view, useful if you want to apply a padding at your alert content */
  viewTopInset : 15, // Default is 0
  viewLeftInset : 0, // Default is 0
  viewRightInset : 0, // Default is 0
 
  ...
});

Customize Position and Animation, Twitter Style!

You can choose the position (topor bottom) of the alert. You can choose the way the alert is shown (SlideFromTop, SlideFromBottom, SlideFromLeft or SlideFromRight).

MessageBarManager.showAlert({
  ...
 
  /* Position of the alert and Animation Type the alert is shown */
  position: 'bottom',
  animationType: 'SlideFromLeft',
 
  ...
});

Setting default values for an alert reference

Default values (for style etc.) can be set when MessageBarAlert is added to your render function e.g.:

<MessageBarAlert
  ref="alert"
  titleStyle={{
    fontSize: 36,
    fontWeight: 'bold'
  }}
  messageStyle={{
    fontSize: 28
  }}
  duration={6000}
  viewTopOffset={10}
  stylesheetSuccess={{
    backgroundColor: '#52d80f',
    strokeColor: '#43c90e',
    titleColor: '#ffffff',
    messageColor: '#ffffff'
  }}
/>

These values override the built-in default values and hold for all MessageBarManager.showAlert() calls on the same reference. All properties except title, message, avatar, and alertType can be set in render.

Properties

Prop Type Default Description
title String Title of the alert
message String Message of the alert
avatar String Avatar/Icon source/URL of the alert. Use for a remote image file (eg avatar: 'http://mywebsite.com/myimage.jpg') or use avatar: require('<path/to/my/local/image.extension>') for a remote image file
alertType String info Alert Type: you can select one of 'success', 'error', 'warning', 'error', or 'custom' (use custom if you use a 5th stylesheet, all are customizable).
duration Number 3000 Number of ms the alert is displayed
shouldHideAfterDelay Bool true Tell the MessageBar whether or not it should hide after a delay defined in the duration property. If false, the MessageBar remain shown
shouldHideOnTap Bool true Tell the MessageBar whether or not it should hide or not when the user tap the alert. If false, the MessageBar will not hide, but the onTapped function is triggered, if defined. In addition, if false, the onHide function will not be triggered. The property shouldHideAfterDelay take precedence over shouldHideOnTap. That means if shouldHideAfterDelay is false, the value of shouldHideOnTap is not taken into account, since the MessageBar will not ever be hidden
onTapped Function Callback function after alert is tapped
onShow Function Callback function after alert is shown
onHide Function Callback function after alert is hidden
stylesheetInfo Object { backgroundColor: '#007bff', strokeColor: '#006acd' } Background color and line stroke colors of the alert when alertType is equals to info
stylesheetSuccess Object { backgroundColor: 'darkgreen', strokeColor: '#b40000' } Background color and line stroke colors of the alert when alertType is equals to success
stylesheetWarning Object { backgroundColor: '#ff9c00', strokeColor: '#f29400' } Background color and line stroke colors of the alert when alertType is equals to warning
stylesheetError Object { backgroundColor: '#ff3232', strokeColor: '#FF0000' } Background color and line stroke colors of the alert when alertType is equals to error
stylesheetExtra Object { backgroundColor: '#007bff', strokeColor: '#006acd' } Background color and line stroke colors of the alert when alertType is equals to extra
durationToShow Number 350 Duration of the animation to completely show the alert
durationToHide Number 350 Duration of the animation to completely hide the alert
viewTopOffset Number 0 Offset of the view from the top. That means the alert touch the top edge of the screen.
viewBottomOffset Number 0 Offset of the view from the bottom. That means the alert touch the bottom edge of the screen
viewLeftOffset Number 0 Offset of the view from the left. That means the alert touch the left edge of the screen
viewRightOffset Number 0 Offset of the view from the right. That means the alert touch the right edge of the screen
viewTopInset Number 0 Padding Top of the view
viewBottomInset Number 0 Padding Bottom of the view
viewLeftInset Number 0 Padding Left of the view
viewRightInset Number 0 Padding Right of the view
titleNumberOfLines Number 1 Number of lines of the title. 0 means unlimited
messageNumberOfLines Number 2 Number of lines of the message. 0 means unlimited
avatarStyle Style { height: 40, width: 40, borderRadius: 20, alignSelf: 'center' } Style of the icon/avatar
titleStyle Style { color: 'white', fontSize: 18, fontWeight: 'bold' } Style of the title
messageStyle Style { color: 'white', fontSize: 16 } Style of the message
position String top Define the position of the alert, can be top or right
animationType String SlideFromTop Define the way the alert is animated on the view, can be SlideFromTop, SlideFromBottom, SlideFromLeft or SlideFromRight. If no value is specified, the animation type is selected for you based on the position; SlideFromTop if position is equal to top, SlideFromBottom if position is equal to bottom. The alert will then be smoothly displayed

Contributing

  1. Fork this Repo first
  2. Clone your Repo
  3. Install dependencies by $ npm install
  4. Checkout a feature branch
  5. Feel free to add your features
  6. Make sure your features are fully tested
  7. Publish your local branch, Open a pull request
  8. Enjoy hacking <3

TODOS

  • Add Alert Queuing System
  • Add Bottom Position
  • Add Slide Animations Type (Slide from Top, Bottom, Left, Right)
  • Add Other Animations Type (Fade-in, Elastic, etc.)
  • Add customizable Animation (inject your configuration)
  • Anything that can help to improve :) Thanks for contributions

Apps using this library

  • Your App here...

License

React-Native-Message-Bar is released under MIT License. See LICENSE for details.

Copyright © 2016 KBLNY.

Please provide attribution, it is greatly appreciated.