React Native Selectable Text Save Abandoned

Capture text selection and customize the action menu

Project README






import { SelectableText } from "@astrocoders/react-native-selectable-text";

// Use normally, it is a drop-in replacement for react-native/Text
  menuItems={["Foo", "Bar"]}
    Called when the user taps in a item of the selection menu:
    - eventType: (string) is the label
    - content: (string) the selected text portion
    - selectionStart: (int) is the start position of the selected text
    - selectionEnd: (int) is the end position of the selected text
  onSelection={({ eventType, content, selectionStart, selectionEnd }) => {}}
  value="I crave star damage"

Getting started

$ npm install @astrocoders/react-native-selectable-text --save

Mostly automatic installation

$ react-native link @astrocoders/react-native-selectable-text

Manual installation

iOS - Binary Linking (Alternative 1)

  1. In XCode, in the project navigator, right click LibrariesAdd Files to [your project's name]
  2. Go to node_modules@astrocoders/react-native-selectable-text and add RNSelectableText.xcodeproj
  3. In XCode, in the project navigator, select your project. Add libRNSelectableText.a to your project's Build PhasesLink Binary With Libraries
  4. Run your project (Cmd+R)<

iOS - Pods (Alternative 2)

  1. Add pod 'RNSelectableText', :path => '../node_modules/@astrocoders/react-native-selectable-text/ios/RNSelectableText.podspec' to your projects podfile
  2. run pod install


  1. Open up android/app/src/main/java/[...]/
  • Add import com.astrocoders.selectabletext.RNSelectableTextPackage; to the imports at the top of the file
  • Add new RNSelectableTextPackage() to the list returned by the getPackages() method
  1. Append the following lines to android/settings.gradle:
    include ':react-native-selectable-text'
    project(':react-native-selectable-text').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, 	'../node_modules/@astrocoders/react-native-selectable-text/android')
  2. Insert the following lines inside the dependencies block in android/app/build.gradle:
      compile project(':react-native-selectable-text')


name description type default
value text content string ""
onSelection Called when the user taps in a item of the selection menu ({ eventType: string, content: string, selectionStart: int, selectionEnd: int }) => void () => {}
menuItems context menu items array(string) []
style additional styles to be applied to text Object null
highlights array of text ranges that should be highlighted with an optional id array({ id: string, start: int, end: int }) []
highlightColor highlight color string null
onHighlightPress called when the user taps the highlight (id: string) => void () => {}
appendToChildren element to be added in the last line of text ReactNode null
TextComponent Text component used to render value ReactNode <Text>
textValueProp text value prop for TextComponent. Should be used when passing TextComponent. Defaults to 'children' which works for <Text> string 'children'
textComponentProps additional props to pass to TextComponent object null
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