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Comments component for react native

Comments component for react native

React native comments

React native comments is a presentational component for rendering Facebook like comments with likes, reporting, replying, pagination, etc. The pagination and actions are proxied which means you need to have your own pagination and data storage solution and implement action logic (liking, reporting etc).

React-native-comments

Getting started

$ npm install react-native-comments --save

If you dont have the dependency react-native-vector-icons, please make sure you also run:

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

  • react-native link

on the terminal and restart your packager. This will add some necessary fonts and Info.plist updates on your xcode project.

Implementation notes

You should add scroll to end of comments on succesful save action

Do not update comments if the user is not expecting update. Updating comments could close some modals the user was potentially viewing

Edit, Delete and Report are available on long press on comment container.

ToDo

Styling props

Spinners and style improvements

Note:

OnLongTap opens the menu

Properties

Name Type Description Must return Passed params
data array Array of comments to render. One item = one complete comment with children
fa5 or fa5Pro string Select Fontawesome5 or FontAwesome5Pro if your app is already using them
viewingUserName string What is the username of the current user. used to check editability
initialDisplayCount number How many comments to render at first
editMinuteLimit number Time limit for editing new comments. None for limitless
usernameTapAction func Function to call when username and image are taped on comment username
childPropName string The property name where we can find array of children for particular comment
isChild func Function to call to check is it a child or parent comment bool
keyExtractor func Function to call when component needs to extract comment key (comment unique id) number (unique)
parentIdExtractor func Function to call when component needs to extract parent comment key (comment unique id) number (unique)
usernameExtractor func Function to call to get the username of the comment creator string
editTimeExtractor func Function to call to get time of last comment update Timestamp
createdTimeExtractor func Function to call to get comment creation time Timestamp
bodyExtractor func Function to call to get body of the comment String
imageExtractor func Function to call to get image url of comment creator string
likeExtractor func Function to call to check has the user liked the comment bool
reportedExtractor func Function to call to check has the user reported the comment bool
likesExtractor func Function to call to get array users that liked the comment array { image: string, name:string, user_id: number, tap : function}
childrenCountExtractor func Function to call to get number of total children on the comment number
replyAction func Function to call when user taps reply
saveAction func Function to call in order to save comment. Should save comment and update data prop
editAction func Function to call when user taps edit. Should save comment and update data prop
reportAction func Function to call when user taps report. Should update data prop
likeAction func Function to call when user taps like. Should update data prop
paginateAction func Function to call when user taps show more or show previous.Should update data prop with new comments either prepended or appended to main comments or one comments children

Usage

Check the included example app files

Author

License

MIT

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