crafting (and) JavaScript

Style the React-Native Picker Component [this is a draft]

The plan:

  • the iOS picker is very native, I never had to touch it and didnt hear iOS users complain

  • a for in the code is needed though, the two ways a picker works on iOS and Android are vastly different

  • styling the android picker is necessary

  • explore the props allowed

  • show how they map to the native component (esp. color is funny)

Must read blog post to start understanding how to style https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/look-and-feel/themes?hl=en Read it from begin to end, it's a rabbit hole but very teaching!

The API reference for "androidx.appcompat.widget.AppCompatSpinner" for the actual class used under the hood to implement the Picker.

first examples for how to style picker for android https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38921492/how-to-style-the-standard-react-native-android-picker/39141949#39141949

android.R.styleable all the stylables ... not sure yet what this really is https://developer.android.com/reference/android/R.styleable#Spinner_popupTheme


all things stylable