Styles are defined within a JSON object with similar styling attribute names like in CSS. Such an object can either be put inline within the style prop of a component or it are often passed to the function StyleSheet.create(StyleObject) and be stored during a variable for shorter inline access by employing a selector name for it almost like a category in CSS.

Conditional Styling

<View style={[(this.props.isTrue) ? styles.bgcolorBlack : styles.bgColorWhite]}>

If the value of isTrue is true then it will have black background color otherwise white

Styling using inline styles

Each React Native component can take a style prop. You can pass it a JavaScript object with CSS-style style.

<Text style={{color:'red'}}>Red text</Text>

This can be inefficient as it has to recreate the object each time the component is rendered. Using a stylesheet is preferred.

Styling using a stylesheet

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { View, Text, StyleSheet } from 'react-native';
const styles = StyleSheet.create({
red: {
color: 'red'
big: {
fontSize: 30
class Example extends Component {
render() {
return (
<Text style={}>Red</Text>
<Text style={styles.big}>Big</Text>

StyleSheet.create() returns an object where the values are numbers. React Native knows to convert these numeric IDs into the correct style object.

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