#react native shadow

#react native shadow

If you're developing a mobile app using React Native, you might want to add some visual depth to your components by giving them a shadow effect. In this case, you can utilize the shadow property provided by React Native.

You can apply the shadow property to any component in React Native, including views, text, and images. When you use the shadow property, you can specify the following properties:

  • shadowColor: the color of the shadow.
  • shadowOffset: the offset of the shadow, which consists of two properties: width and height.
  • shadowOpacity: the opacity of the shadow.
  • shadowRadius: the radius of the shadow.
  • elevation: this is only applicable on Android, which creates a shadow based on the view's elevation value.

To apply the shadow effect to a component, you can use a combination of these properties. For example:

import React from 'react';
import { View, StyleSheet } from 'react-native';

const ExampleComponent = () => (
  <View style={styles.container}>
    <View style={styles.box}></View>

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    justifyContent: 'center',
    alignItems: 'center',
    backgroundColor: '#F5FCFF',
  box: {
    width: 200,
    height: 200,
    backgroundColor: 'white',
    borderRadius: 10,
    shadowColor: '#000',
    shadowOffset: {
      width: 0,
      height: 2,
    shadowOpacity: 0.25,
    shadowRadius: 3.84,
    elevation: 5,

In the code above, the box component has a white background and a border radius of 10. It also has a shadow effect applied to it, with a color of black, an offset of (0, 2), an opacity of 0.25, a radius of 3.84, and an elevation of 5.

Alternatively, you can also use the StyleSheet.create method to define your styles, as shown above.

Overall, the shadow property is a simple yet effective way to add some depth to your React Native components. By utilizing this property, you can make your app look more polished and professional.

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