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Fix Modal + FlatList scrolling

`FlatList` (actually `VirtualizedList`) allows recursive nesting of itself for easy and complex composition of lists such that it can support seemless virtualization and VPV events. It does this by only rendering a `ScrollView` for the outermost `VirtualizedList` and simply stacking `View`s for all the internal ones.

However, if a `Modal` is in a `FlatList` and also hosts a `FlatList`, e.g.:
<FlatList ListFooterComponent={<Modal><Foo /></Modal>} />
Then React context will propogate through to the inner `FlatList` and cause it to render as a plain `View`. Because the `Modal` actually portals the views into a different native hierarchy, one without a `ScrollView`, the `FlatList` won't scroll as expected.

The fix is to wipe out the context - not sure if there is a better way, but this doesn't seem terrible.

Differential Revision: D7863625

fbshipit-source-id: 38f41d72ed32b9f0eb1c9c82893f21d83a83f9ad
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sahrens authored and facebook-github-bot committed May 9, 2018
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  1. +12 −0 Libraries/Modal/Modal.js
@@ -129,6 +129,18 @@ class Modal extends React.Component<Object> {
this._identifier = uniqueModalIdentifier++;
static childContextTypes = {
virtualizedList: PropTypes.object,
getChildContext() {
// Reset the context so VirtualizedList doesn't get confused by nesting
// in the React tree that doesn't reflect the native component heirarchy.
return {
virtualizedList: null,
componentDidMount() {
if (ModalEventEmitter) {
this._eventSubscription = ModalEventEmitter.addListener(

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