Introduction: A simple shadow view for react native which look the same in Android and iOS
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Getting started

$ npm install react-native-simple-shadow-view --save

Mostly automatic installation

$ react-native link react-native-simple-shadow-view

Manual installation


  1. In XCode, in the project navigator, right click LibrariesAdd Files to [your project's name]
  2. Go to node_modulesreact-native-shadow and add RNShadow.xcodeproj
  3. In XCode, in the project navigator, select your project. Add libRNShadow.a to your project's Build PhasesLink Binary With Libraries
  4. Run your project (Cmd+R)<


  1. Open up android/app/src/main/java/[...]/
    • Add import com.como.RNTShadowView.ShadowViewPackage; to the imports at the top of the file
    • Add new ShadowViewPackage() to the list returned by the getPackages() method
  2. Append the following lines to android/settings.gradle:
       include ':react-native-simple-shadow-view'
       project(':react-native-simple-shadow-view').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir,     '../node_modules/react-native-simple-shadow-view/android')
  3. Insert the following lines inside the dependencies block in android/app/build.gradle:
       implementation project(':react-native-simple-shadow-view')
  4. Insert the following lines inside the defaultConfig block in android/app/build.gradle:
       renderscriptTargetApi 18
       renderscriptSupportModeEnabled true


Set shadow parameters to the ShadowView just as you use shadows in iOS. it will appear on android same as on iOS.

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import ShadowView from 'react-native-simple-shadow-view'

class MyView extends Component {

    render() {
        return (
                        width: 100,
                        height: 100,
                        shadowColor: 'black',
                        shadowOpacity: 1,
                        shadowRadius: 20,
                        shadowOffset: { width: 0, height: 0 },
                        backgroundColor: 'rgba(0,255,0,0.5)',
                ... Texts / Views / etc ...

export default MyView;
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