ReactNative autogrow/count/bottom textarea
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ReactNative component for displaying Facebook/Twitter like textarea at the bottom of the screen with character counter.

NPM Version

Very basic component to display textarea at the bottom of the screen that will autogrow few lines when the user input more content that we could display - also there is character counter that could display how many characters are left.


npm install react-native-writebox --save


yarn add react-native-writebox

Usage example

Basic usage:

import React, { Component } from 'react'
import WriteBox from 'react-native-writebox'

export default class Demo extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
      <WriteBox onSubmit={ ({ value }) => { console.log('Input value', value) } } >
        { this.props.children }
Prop Type Default Value Description
onSubmit function When pressing Done or save button on the right this function will be called with the value of the textare as first argument
onBlur function
onFocus function
submitLabel string 'Send' Text of the button on the right
placeholder string 'Type here ...' Text of the textarea that will be display when there is no value
inputLimit number undefined If set this is the number of max characters that could be inputed into the textarea - after that the counter will become red and will start to count negative values
autoFocus boolean false When the component will finish rendering it auto set focus to the text area and will open the keyboard
value string '' The value of the textarea at start
clearOnSubmit boolean false When submiting the textarea if set to true the value of the component will be set to undefined


Bozhidar Dryanovski – @dryanovski

Distributed under the ISC license. See LICENSE for more information.


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