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    Router for React Native based on exNavigator


    • Define your screens ("routes") and animation transitions in one central location
    • Use simple syntax to call transitions anywhere in your code (e.g. Actions.login)
    • Eliminates the need to pass navigator objects to your screens
    • Use a Schema to define common properties for a group of screens. For example, you can define a "modal" Schema for screens that animate from the bottom of the screen.
    • Ability to show/hide navigation bar (see limitations)
    • Support for managing a tab bar, using react-native-tabs (see demo)
    • Support for nested navigators. For example, each tab can have its own navigator, nested in a root navigator. Transition actions will automatically use the top navigator.


    npm i react-native-router-flux --save


    1. In top-level index.js, define a Router and child Route elements for your screens.
      • If some of your screens have common attributes, consider defining a Schema element to reduce repetition
    2. In any app screen:
      • import {Actions} from 'react-native-router-flux'
      • Actions.ACTION_NAME(PARAMS) will call appropriate action and params will be passed to the route


    Property Type Default Description
    header object null optional header view
    footer object null optional footer view (e.g. tab bar)
    hideNavBar bool false hides navigation bar for every route
    Property Type Default Description
    name string required Will be used to call screen transition, for example, Must be unique.
    component React.Component semi-required The Component to be displayed. Not required when defining a nested Router or child, see example
    type string optional Defines how the new screen is added to the navigator stack. One of push, modal,actionSheet,replace, switch, reset. Default is 'push'. replace tells navigator to replace current route with new route. actionSheet shows Action Sheet popup, you must pass callback as callback function, check Example for details. modal type inserts its 'component' after navigator component. It could be used for popup alerts as well for various needed processes before any navigator transitions (like login auth process).``switchis used for tab screens.resetis similar to replace except it unmounts the componets in the navigator stack.modal` component could be dismissed by using Actions.dismiss()
    initial bool false Set to true if this is the initial screen
    title string null The title to be displayed in the navigation bar
    schema string optional Set this property to the name of a previously defined Schema to inherit its properties
    wrapRouter bool false If true, the route is automatically nested in its own Router. Useful for modal screens. For type==switch wrapRouter will be true
    sceneConfig Navigator.SceneConfigs optional Defines the transition animation.
    defaultRoute string optional Defines which route to go to if this route is used as a tab and the tab is clicked on when the tab is already selected
    hideNavBar bool false hides navigation bar for this route
    hideTabBar bool false hides tab bar for this route (if built-in TabBar component is used as footer for parent Router, check Example)
    navigationBarStyle View style optional style override for the navigation bar
    titleStyle Text style optional style override for the title element
    renderTitle Closure optional closure to render the title element
    barButtonIconStyle Image style optional style override for icon buttons (e.g. back icon)
    leftTitle string optional string to display on the left if the previous route does not provide renderBackButton prop. renderBackButton > leftTitle > <previous route's title>
    renderLeftButton Closure optional closure to render the left title / buttons element
    renderBackButton Closure optional closure to render back text or button if this route happens to be the previous route
    leftButtonStyle View style optional style override for the container of left title / buttons
    leftButtonTextStyle Text style optional style override for the left title element
    rightTitle string optional string to display on the right. onRight must be provided for this to appear.
    renderRightButton Closure optional closure to render the right title / buttons element
    rightButtonStyle View style optional style override for the container of right title / buttons
    rightButtonTextStyle Text style optional style override for the right title element
    Property Type Default Description
    name string required The name of the schema, to be referenced in the route as schema={"name"}
    property - - A Schema can have any property that you want the Route to inherit



    import React, {AppRegistry, Navigator, StyleSheet, Text, View} from 'react-native'
    import Launch from './components/Launch'
    import Register from './components/Register'
    import Login from './components/Login'
    import Login2 from './components/Login2'
    import {Router, Route, Schema, Animations, TabBar} from 'react-native-router-flux'
    import Error from './components/Error'
    import Home from './components/Home'
    import TabView from './components/TabView'
    class TabIcon extends React.Component {
            return (
                <Text style={{color: this.props.selected ? 'red' :'black'}}>{this.props.title}</Text>
    export default class Example extends React.Component {
        render() {
            return (
                <Router hideNavBar={true}>
                    <Schema name="modal" sceneConfig={Navigator.SceneConfigs.FloatFromBottom}/>
                    <Schema name="default" sceneConfig={Navigator.SceneConfigs.FloatFromRight}/>
                    <Schema name="withoutAnimation"/>
                    <Schema name="tab" type="switch" icon={TabIcon} />
                    <Route name="launch" component={Launch} initial={true} wrapRouter={true} title="Launch"/>
                    <Route name="register" component={Register} title="Register"/>
                    <Route name="home" component={Home} title="Replace" type="replace"/>
                    <Route name="login" schema="modal">
                            <Route name="loginModal" component={Login} title="Login" schema="modal"/>
                            <Route name="loginModal2" component={Login2} title="Login2"/>
                    <Route name="error" component={Error} title="Error"  type="modal"/>
                    <Route name="register2" component={Register} title="Register2"  schema="withoutAnimation"/>
                    <Route name="tabbar">
                        <Router footer={TabBar} showNavigationBar={false} tabBarStyle={{borderTopColor:'#00bb00',borderTopWidth:1,backgroundColor:'white'}}>
                            <Route name="tab1" schema="tab" title="Tab #1" >
                                    <Route name="tab1_1" component={TabView} title="Tab #1_1" />
                                    <Route name="tab1_2" component={TabView} title="Tab #1_2" />
                            <Route name="tab2" schema="tab" title="Tab #2" hideNavBar={true}>
                                <Router onPop={()=>{console.log("onPop is called!"); return true} }>
                                    <Route name="tab2_1" component={TabView} title="Tab #2_1" />
                                    <Route name="tab2_2" component={TabView} title="Tab #2_2" />
                            <Route name="tab3" schema="tab" title="Tab #3" component={TabView} hideTabBar={true}/>
                            <Route name="tab4" schema="tab" title="Tab #4" component={TabView} />
                            <Route name="tab5" schema="tab" title="Tab #5" component={TabView} />

    components/Launch.js (initial screen)

    import React, {View, Text, StyleSheet, TouchableHighlight} from 'react-native'
    import Button from 'react-native-button'
    import {Actions} from 'react-native-router-flux'
    class Launch extends React.Component {
            return (
                <View style={styles.container}>
                    <Text>Launch page</Text>
                    <Button onPress={()=>Actions.login({data:"Custom data", title:'Custom title' })}>Go to Login page</Button>
                    <Button onPress={Actions.register}>Go to Register page</Button>
                    <Button onPress={Actions.register2}>Go to Register page without animation</Button>
                    <Button onPress={Actions.error('error message')}>Show error popup</Button>
                    <Button onPress={Actions.tabbar}>Go to TabBar page</Button>
    var styles = StyleSheet.create({
        container: {
            flex: 1,
            justifyContent: 'center',
            alignItems: 'center',
            backgroundColor: 'transparent',
    module.exports = Launch;


    To display a modal use type="modal" for your route components. Modal type inserts its 'component' after navigator component. See the Examples folder for more details.

    Note that ReactNativeRouterFlux will not provide animations for modals and you'll need to animate the modal yourself (or use a library)

    Sidebar/Drawer support

    You can easily configure react-native-router-flux to handle a sidebar/drawer for specific routes:
    1. Create a sidebar/drawer component (you can use both react-native-drawer and react-native-side-menu) and pass its router props to its children:

       {, c => React.cloneElement(c, {route: this.props.route}))}

    2. In you router component add the sidebar/drawer and nested routes following this pattern:

      <Route name="without-drawer"/>
      <Route name="main">
            <Route name="with-drawer-a"/>
            <Route name="with-drawer-b"/>

    Here is a complete example of a working drawer using a common app with:

    • A session screen that just checks if the user is already logged-in on startup (SessionScreen)
    • An auth screen that handles signin/signup (AuthScreen)
    • Many other screens that show the true content of the app, all using the sidebar

    SideDrawer.js (I'm using 'react-native-drawer')

    import Drawer from 'react-native-drawer'
    class SideDrawer extends React.Component {
      render() {
        return (
            content={<SideDrawerContent />}
            styles={{ drawer: drawerStyle, main: mainStyle }}
            tweenHandler={(ratio) => ({ main: { opacity: (2 - ratio) / 2 } })}
            {, c => React.cloneElement(c, {
              route: this.props.route


    const hideNavBar = Platform.OS === 'android'
    const paddingTop = Platform.OS === 'android' ? 0 : 8
    export default class Routes extends React.Component {
      render() {
        return (
            <Route schema='boot' component={SessionScreen} name='session' initial={true} />
            <Route schema='boot' component={AuthScreen} name='auth' />
            <Route name='main' hideNavBar={true} type='reset'>
                  <Route schema='main' component={PlaceScreen} name='place' title='Places' />
                  <Route schema='main' component={PaymentScreen} name='payment' title='Payment' header={Toolbar} />

    Redux/Flux support

    This component is not opinionated and does not depend on any implementation of Flux or Redux, but you can easily connect it to them.

    If 'dispatch' prop is passed to the router, it will be called with current route as route, name as route name and all route props, check Example for more details.

    Also all route actions can be hooked by adding handlers for Actions.onPush, Actions.onReplace, Actions.onPop in your store(s).

    Here is an example of connecting the router and its routes to Redux and creating a component aware of being focused:

    1. Connect a <Route> to Redux
    Connecting a <Route> to Redux is easy, instead of:

    <Route name="register" component={RegisterScreen} title="Register" />

    you might write:

    <Route name="register" component={connect(selectFnForRegister)(RegisterScreen)} title="Register" />

    You can also simply connect the component itself in its own file like you usually do.

    2. Connect a <Router> to Redux
    If you need to inform Redux of the navigation status (i.e. when you pop a route) just override the <Router> component included in react-native-router-flux with a connected one:

    import ReactNativeRouter, { Actions, Router } from 'react-native-router-flux'
    const Router = connect()(ReactNativeRouter.Router) 

    Now when you use a <Router> it will be connected to the store and will trigger the following actions:

    • Actions.BEFORE_ROUTE
    • Actions.AFTER_ROUTE
    • Actions.AFTER_POP
    • Actions.BEFORE_POP
    • Actions.AFTER_DISMISS
    • Actions.BEFORE_DISMISS

    Take a look at this for an example.

    3. Catch the interested actions in your reducer
    For this example I have a global reducer (where I keep the information needed by all my app) where I set the currentRoute:

    case Actions.AFTER_ROUTE:
    case Actions.AFTER_POP:
      return state.set('currentRoute',

    Now the reducer will catch every route change and update global.currentRoute with the currently focused route.
    You also can do many other interesting things from here, like saving an history of the navigation itself in an array!

    4. Update your component on focus
    I'm doing it on componentDidUpdate of my component of the route named payment. If global.currentRoute is payment and the previous global.currentRoute was different, than the component has just been focused.

      componentDidUpdate(prevProps) {
        const prevRoute =
        const currentRoute =
        if (currentRoute === 'payment' && prevRoute !== currentRoute) {

    P.S.: Remember to check currentRoute === 'payment', otherwise you'll start doSomething() on every route change!


    Nested Routers

    • If you are using a tab bar where each tab has its own Router, modal screens will have to be presented from the root navigator in order to cover the tab bar. To do this, the modal screen should be defined in the root router, and should have the wrapRouter={true} property as in the example below.
              <Schema name="modal" sceneConfig={Navigator.SceneConfigs.FloatFromBottom}/>
              <Route name="myModal" component={myModal} title="Modal" schema="modal" wrapRouter={true} />
              <Route name="tabbar">
                <Router footer={TabBar}>
                  <Route name="tab1" schema="tab" title="Tab 1" component={Tab1}/>


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