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Making components dark mode compatible
By default, most of NativeBase's components are dark mode compatible. In some scenario, you might need to make your component respond to color mode. There are 2 way to achieve this:
    By updating component's theme
    By using useColorModeValue
1. By updating component's theme
In this approach we use NativeBase's extendTheme function to customise the components and then use themeTools to make the component dark mode compatible.
Note: Changes on the theme will be reflected on the entire application.
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import React from 'react';
import { NativeBaseProvider, themeTools } from 'native-base';
import { extendTheme } from 'native-base';
import { Content } from './Content';
export default function () {
const theme = extendTheme({
components: {
Heading: {
baseStyle: (props: any) => {
return {
color: themeTools.mode('red.300', 'blue.300')(props),
};
},
},
},
});
return (
<NativeBaseProvider theme={theme}>
<Content />
</NativeBaseProvider>
);
}
In the above example, the Heading component's color property will now respond to change in color, namely in light mode it will be red (red.300) colored and in dark mode it will be blue (blue.300) colored.
2. By using useColorModeValue
In this approach we use NativeBase's useColorModeValue function and update specific props instead of updating the entire theme.
Note: Changes on the theme will be reflected on the entire application.
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import React from 'react';
import { useColorModeValue, Button } from 'native-base';
export default function () {
const colorScheme = useColorModeValue('teal', 'amber');
const variant = useColorModeValue('solid', 'outline');
return (
<Button colorScheme={colorScheme} variant={variant}>
Sample
</Button>
);
}
In the above example, you'll get a solid teal Button in light mode whereas an outline amber Button in dark mode. You can get creative and make other properties respond to the color mode as well.
3. By using _light and _dark props
In this approach we pass the required props inside _light and _dark based on the requirement.
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import React from 'react';
import { Button } from 'native-base';
export default function () {
return (
<Button
_light={{ bg: 'teal', _text: { color: 'white' } }}
_dark={{ bg: 'amber' }}
>
Sample
</Button>
);
}
In the above example, you'll get a teal Button in light mode whereas an amber Button in dark mode. You can get creative and make other properties respond to the color mode as well.
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