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How to extend styles in React-Native?

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The nice thing about styles in React Native is that everything is JavaScript. 😂

React Native uses a JavaScript class called StyleSheet that resembles normal CSS in many ways.

In many cases we have to create different styles to style different components, correct?

And most of them will have duplicate elements, correct?

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What are the disadvantages of this problem?

  • You will clutter your file with duplicate lines of code.
  • It will increase the file size and increase the application size.
  • Not very efficient way of coding.
  • Limited reusability.

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Let’s check how we can fix that out?

Code Example

Here I am going to style two text components and this is my style:

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Now, what we can do to fix it?

Its simple…create a parent style and inherit from it.

Its not hard as it seems 😉

Therefore, the above code can be transformed like this

In this way you can extend it to any number of components and even across the application by defining it in a styles file.


The render will look like this

Much cleaner code.

There you have it: a useful overview of How to extend styles in React Native.

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