react-native-styled-text

2.0.0 • Public • Published

Styled Text for React Native

Introduction

The purpose of this library is to support easy rendering of mixed text styles.

The library implements a StyledText component taking an HTML-like string in the children property and an optional text styles property.

Try it out

Online demo on expo.io

Installation

To install the library into your project, run yarn or npm:

yarn add react-native-styled-text

or

npm i react-native-styled-text

Examples

Using default styles

For simple styling StyledText supports some predefined styles:

  • b: bold
  • i: italic
  • u: underline

Example:

import { StyleSheet } from 'react-native';
import StyledText from 'react-native-styled-text';

...
  <StyledText
    style={styles.header}
  >
    {"Ha<i>pp</i>y <b>Styling</b>!"}
  </StyledText>
...

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  header: {
    fontSize: 24,
    color: 'orange',
    textAlign: 'center',
    padding: 30,
  },
});

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Using custom styles

For richer styling, you set the textStyles property of StyledText to an object (e.g. StyleSheet) containing your custom text styles and apply these styles in the text property.

Example:

import { StyleSheet } from 'react-native';
import StyledText from 'react-native-styled-text';

...
  <StyledText
    style={styles.welcome}
    textStyles={textStyles}
  >
    {"Welcome to <b><u>React Native</u> <demo><i>Styled</i> Text</demo></b> demo!"}
  </StyledText>
...

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  welcome: {
    fontSize: 20,
    textAlign: 'center',
    padding: 30,
  },
});

const textStyles = StyleSheet.create({
  demo: {
    textShadowOffset: { width: 2, height: 2 },
    textShadowColor: '#555555',
    textShadowRadius: 6,
    fontSize: 24,
    color: '#22AA44',
  },
});

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How it works

Internally, the render function of StyledText parses the value of the children property, which must be a string, and returns a nested structure of React Native Text components.

From the example above:

<StyledText style={styles.header}>{'Ha<i>pp</i>y <b>Styling</b>!'}</StyledText>

would be transformed to:

<Text style={styles.header}>
  Ha<Text style={defaultStyles.i}>pp</Text>y{' '}
  <Text style={defaultStyles.b}>Styling</Text>!
</Text>

So StyledText just provides a more compact, readable and flexible coding of nested Text components.

API

In addition to the React Native Text properties, StyledText supports the following properties, with a restriction on the children proerty:

Name Description
children String with style tags for mixed styling of the text. Each style tag must match one of the styles provided in textStyles or one of the default styles, see below. (Optional)
textStyles Object (e.g. StyleSheet) containing definition of the styles used in the provided text. (Optional)

The following default styles are defined:

Name Description
b bold
i italic
u underline

Contributors

Bjørn Egil Hansen (@bjornegil)

Sponsors

Fram X - a cross platform app company from Norway.

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npm i react-native-styled-text

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