A ScrollView component that handles keyboard appearance and automatically scrolls to focused TextInput.
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react-native-keyboard-aware-scroll-view

A ScrollView component that handles keyboard appearance and automatically scrolls to focused TextInput.

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Supported versions

  • v0.4.0 requires RN>=0.48
  • v0.2.0 requires RN>=0.32.0.
  • v0.1.2 requires RN>=0.27.2 but you should use 0.2.0 in order to make it work with multiple scroll views.
  • v0.0.7 requires react-native>=0.25.0.
  • Use v0.0.6 for older RN versions.

Installation

Installation can be done through npm or yarn:

npm i react-native-keyboard-aware-scroll-view --save
yarn add react-native-keyboard-aware-scroll-view

Usage

You can use the KeyboardAwareScrollView, the KeyboardAwareListView, KeyboardAwareSectionList or the KeyboardAwareFlatList components. They accept ScrollView, ListView, SectionList and FlatList default props respectively and implement a custom high order componente called KeyboardAwareHOC to handle keyboard appearance. The high order component is also available if you want to use it in any other component.

Import react-native-keyboard-aware-scroll-view and wrap your content inside it:

import { KeyboardAwareScrollView } from 'react-native-keyboard-aware-scroll-view'
<KeyboardAwareScrollView>
  <View>
    <TextInput />
  </View>
</KeyboardAwareScrollView>

Auto-scroll in TextInput fields

As of v0.1.0, the component auto scrolls to the focused TextInput 😎. For versions v0.0.7 and older you can do the following.

Programatically scroll to any TextInput

In order to scroll to any TextInput field, you can use the built-in method scrollToFocusedInput. Example:

_scrollToInput (reactNode: any) {
  // Add a 'scroll' ref to your ScrollView
  this.scroll.scrollToFocusedInput(reactNode)
}
<KeyboardAwareScrollView innerRef={ref => {this.scroll = ref}}>
  <View>
    <TextInput onFocus={(event: Event) => {
      // `bind` the function if you're using ES6 classes
      this._scrollToInput(ReactNative.findNodeHandle(event.target))
    }} />
  </View>
</KeyboardAwareScrollView>

Programatically scroll to any position

There's another built-in function that lets you programatically scroll to any position of the scroll view:

this.scroll.props.scrollToPosition(0, 0)

Register to keyboard events

You can register to ScrollViewResponder events onKeyboardWillShow and onKeyboardWillHide:

<KeyboardAwareScrollView
  onKeyboardWillShow={(frames: Object) => {
    console.log('Keyboard event', frames)
  }}>
  <View>
    <TextInput />
  </View>
</KeyboardAwareScrollView>

Android Support

First, Android natively has this feature, you can easily enable it by setting windowSoftInputMode in AndroidManifest.xml. Check here.

But if you want to use feature like extraHeight, you need to enable Android Support with the following steps:

  • Make sure you are using react-native 0.46 or above.
  • Set windowSoftInputMode to adjustPan in AndroidManifest.xml.
  • Set enableOnAndroid property to true.

Android Support is not perfect, here is the supported list:

Prop Android Support
viewIsInsideTabBar Yes
resetScrollToCoords Yes
enableAutomaticScroll Yes
extraHeight Yes
extraScrollHeight Yes
enableResetScrollToCoords Yes
keyboardOpeningTime No

API

Props

All the ScrollView/ListView/FlatList props will be passed.

Prop Type Description
innerRef Function Catch the reference of the component.
viewIsInsideTabBar boolean Adds an extra offset that represents the TabBarIOS height.
resetScrollToCoords Object: {x: number, y: number} Coordinates that will be used to reset the scroll when the keyboard hides.
enableAutomaticScroll boolean When focus in TextInput will scroll the position, default is enabled.
extraHeight number Adds an extra offset when focusing the TextInputs.
extraScrollHeight number Adds an extra offset to the keyboard. Useful if you want to stick elements above the keyboard.
enableResetScrollToCoords boolean Lets the user enable or disable automatic resetScrollToCoords.
keyboardOpeningTime number Sets the delay time before scrolling to new position, default is 250
enableOnAndroid boolean Enable Android Support

Methods

Use innerRef to get the component reference and use this.scrollRef.props to access these methods.

Method Parameter Description
getScrollResponder void Get ScrollResponder
scrollToPosition x: number, y: number, animated: bool = true Scroll to specific position with or without animation.
scrollToEnd animated?: bool = true Scroll to end with or without animation.
scrollIntoView element: React.Element<*>, options: { getScrollPosition: ?(parentLayout, childLayout, contentOffset) => { x: number, y: number, animated: boolean } } Scrolls an element inside a KeyboardAwareScrollView into view.

Using high order component

Enabling any component to be keyboard-aware is very easy. Take a look at the code of KeyboardAwareListView:

/* @flow */

import { ListView } from 'react-native'
import listenToKeyboardEvents from './KeyboardAwareHOC'

export default listenToKeyboardEvents(ListView)

The HOC can also be configured. Sometimes it's more convenient to provide a static config than configuring the behavior with props. This HOC config can be overriden with props.

/* @flow */

import { ListView } from 'react-native'
import listenToKeyboardEvents from './KeyboardAwareHOC'

const config = {
  enableOnAndroid: true,
  enableAutomaticScroll: true,
};

export default listenToKeyboardEvents(config)(ListView)

The available config options are:

{
  enableOnAndroid: boolean,
  contentContainerStyle: ?Object,
  enableAutomaticScroll: boolean,
  extraHeight: number,
  extraScrollHeight: number,
  enableResetScrollToCoords: boolean,
  keyboardOpeningTime: number,
  viewIsInsideTabBar: boolean,
  refPropName: string,
  extractNativeRef: Function
}

License

MIT.

Author

Álvaro Medina Ballester <amedina at apsl.net>

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