A Quick and Dirty Picker for react-native that should work right Out of the box.


Why use this library?

Cause you don't want to waste your precious time on implementing (once again) a picker using the
react-native picker api for your 1 million $ app. (can't blame ya!)

And of course No need to link if you wanna keep using Expo for instance..


npm i quick-picker --save

or (if you feel more edgy today)

yarn add quick-picker

Usage Example

At the root of your app (preferably but not imperatively), you wanna have <QuickPicker />

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { View } from 'react-native';
import QuickPicker from 'quick-picker';

class App extends Component {
  render() {
    const content = null;
    return (
      <View style={styles.fill}>
        <StatusBar />
          <OtherFancyStuff />  
        <QuickPicker />

You get the point. Now If you wanna open the Picker (that could be at any place in your app) you must call{...})

import Touchable from '@appandflow/touchable';
import QuickPicker from 'quick-picker';

export default class AnotherRandomComponent extends React.Component {
  state = {
    selectedLetter: null

  _onPressText = () => {
    const { selectedLetter } = this.state;{ 
        items: ['a', 'b', 'c'], 
        selectedValue: 'b', // this could be this.state.selectedLetter as well.
        onValueChange: (selectedValueFromPicker) => this.setState({ selectedLetter: selectedValueFromPicker }),

  render() {
    return (
      <View style={styles.container}>
        <Touchable feedback="opacity" native={false} onPress={this._onPressText}>
          <Text>Open up picker, selected letter: {this.state.selectedLetter}</Text>

Now when the user will touch the button (<Touchable>) the Picker will open with the defined params in{...})



will open the picker.

    paramObject = {
        items: ?Array<string>,
        selectedValue: ?string | ?Date, // if pickerType is set to 'date', give a Date
        onValueChange: ?Function,
        backgroundColor: ?string,
        topRow: ?Component, // e.g <View> <Text> this will be displayed in the top section of the picker </Text>  </View>
        onPressDone: ?Function, // When user press done button, if you haven't redefined the topRow and kept the default one.
        onTapOut: ?Function, // will be triggered when user tap off the picker
        textStyle: ?Object, // change item text styling, only on IOS
        doneButtonTextStyle: ?Object, // change the styling of the done button's 
        // text, if you haven't redefined the topRow and kept the default one.
        useNativeDriver: boolean, // use Native Driver for animated or not. Default is false.

        // the following props can only be set if pickerType value is 'date'.
        // it use the same API as DatePickerIOS or DatePickerAndroid depending on the os.
        pickerType: ?enum('normal', 'date'), // default value is 'normal'
        mode: ?enum('date', 'time', 'datetime', 'calendar', 'spinner', 'default'),
        minimumDate: ?Date,
        maximumDate: ?Date,   

Static QuickPicker.close()

will close the picker.