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How to Add an Icon Showing a Box in React Native Vector Icons?

Icons are an essential part of any mobile application. React Native has made it easier to use icons through React Native Vector Icons. This library provides a vast collection of icons that can be used in your application. In this tutorial, we will learn how to display an icon showing a box using React Native Vector Icons.

Step 1: Installing React Native Vector Icons

We need to install the React Native Vector Icons library first. We can use the following command to install it:

npm install react-native-vector-icons --save

Step 2: Linking the Library

We need to link the library with our project using the following command:

react-native link react-native-vector-icons

Alternatively, we can also link the library manually by adding the following line in the android/app/build.gradle file:

apply from: "../../node_modules/react-native-vector-icons/fonts.gradle"

Step 3: Displaying the Icon

We can now display the icon showing a box in our application. We need to import the icon from the library and use it as follows:

// Importing the icon
import Icon from 'react-native-vector-icons/FontAwesome';

// Displaying the icon
<Icon name="square" size={50} color="#000" />

The above code will display an icon showing a box with a size of 50 and a black color.

Alternatively, we can also use other icons that look similar to a box using the following names:

  • square-o - An empty box
  • check-square - A checkbox
  • th-large - A grid of boxes

Thus, we can display an icon showing a box in our React Native application using the React Native Vector Icons library.

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