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ReactNative for Windows (current)

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See the official React Native website for an introduction to React Native. See main landing page for more details on overall direction of react-native-windows.

This current subdirectory holds support for an existing React Native for Windows implementation built in C#. See vnext for details on the vnext rewrite of React Native for Windows built in C++.

Status and roadmap

We anticipate that there will be increased activity in the overall repository related to the vnext refactoring effort, but that overall effort allocated to the existing architecture will be minimized. See Opening Issues for details on how to open issues if you encounter bugs with the existing architecture.

We are working on releasing a v0.58 and a subsequent v0.59 for the existing architecture in order to ensure existing apps can continue to upgrade to match react-native versions while the vnext implementation is in progress. See releases for more information on react-native-windows release strategy.

System Requirements

  • You can run React Native for Windows UWP apps only on Windows 10 devices. This current implementation supports Windows 10 SDK > 14393 and Windows 8.1.
  • You can run React Native for Windows WPF applications using this current implementation on Windows 7-10 so long as .NET 4.6 is installed on the end user's machine
  • Download Visual Studio 2017 Community or Greater. (Visual Studio 2015 support has been deprecated.)
    • You will need to start Visual Studio after it is installed to do some final setup before it can be used to build or run your React Native Windows application

Note: Development on React Native Windows itself currently requires Visual Studio 2017. It is not supported with VS Code, but we will gladly accept pull requests to enable a great developer experience in those environments.

Getting Started

See Getting Started Guide for React Native for Windows - current to begin developing apps using react-native-windows.


React Native already has great documentation, and we're working to ensure the React Native Windows is part of that documentation story. Check out the React documentation for further details about the React API in general.

For information on parity status with Android and iOS, including details on implemented and missing components and modules, along with related issues for missing features from partial implementations, go here

Showing the Debug Menu

  • On UWP, press Shift+F10 to open the debug menu.
  • On WPF, press CTRL+D or CTRL+M to open the debug menu.

Extending React Native

Opening issues

If you encounter a bug with the current architecture, we would like to hear about it. Search the existing issues and try to make sure your problem doesn’t already exist before opening a new issue. It’s helpful if you include the version of Windows, React Native, React Native Windows plugin, and device family (i.e., desktop, Xbox, etc.) you’re using. Please include a stack trace and reduced repro case when appropriate, too.

Please continue to report issues as you encounter them, but be sure to use the correct template for issues related to the existing react-native-windows implementation.


See Contributing guidelines for how to setup your fork of the repo and start a PR to contribute to React Native Windows - current.




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