A <LinearGradient> component for react-native, as seen in react-native-login.

Version 2.0 supports react-native >= 0.40.0

Add it to your project

You can try linking the project automatically:

$ react-native link

or do it manually as described below:


  • Run npm install react-native-linear-gradient --save

Then either:

#####Cocoapods add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'React', :path => '../node_modules/react-native'
pod 'BVLinearGradient', :path => '../node_modules/react-native-linear-gradient'



  1. Open your project in XCode, right click on Libraries and click Add Files to "Your Project Name" Look under node_modules/react-native-linear-gradient and add BVLinearGradient.xcodeproj. (Screenshot).
  2. Add libBVLinearGradient.a to Build Phases -> Link Binary With Libraries (Screenshot).
  3. Click on BVLinearGradient.xcodeproj in Libraries and go the Build Settings tab. Double click the text to the right of Header Search Paths and verify that it has $(SRCROOT)/../react-native/React - if it isn't, then add it. This is so XCode is able to find the headers that the BVLinearGradient source files are referring to by pointing to the header files installed within the react-native node_modules directory. (Screenshot).


  • Whenever you want to use it within React code now you can: import LinearGradient from 'react-native-linear-gradient';

If you're having trouble, you can point your package.json at github to see if the issue has been fixed. Simply change the dependency

"react-native-linear-gradient": "react-native-community/react-native-linear-gradient",

to get the data right from github instead of npm and then npm install

For instance the podspec file does not contain the right data (author attributes etc..) in npm while it does in the github repo.


  1. in android/settings.gradle

    include ':react-native-linear-gradient'
    project(':react-native-linear-gradient').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, '../node_modules/react-native-linear-gradient/android')
  2. in android/app/build.gradle add:

    dependencies {
        compile project(':react-native-linear-gradient')
  3. and finally, in android/src/main/java/com/{YOUR_APP_NAME}/ for react-native < 0.29, or android/src/main/java/com/{YOUR_APP_NAME}/ for react-native >= 0.29 add:

    import com.BV.LinearGradient.LinearGradientPackage; // <--- This!
    protected List<ReactPackage> getPackages() {
      return Arrays.<ReactPackage>asList(
        new MainReactPackage(),
        new LinearGradientPackage() // <---- and This!


## Examples

### Simple

The following code will produce something like this:

![Example code result](

import LinearGradient from 'react-native-linear-gradient';

// Within your render function
<LinearGradient colors={['#4c669f', '#3b5998', '#192f6a']} style={styles.linearGradient}>
<Text style={styles.buttonText}>
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// Later on in your styles..
var styles = StyleSheet.create({
linearGradient: {
 flex: 1,
 paddingLeft: 15,
 paddingRight: 15,
 borderRadius: 5
buttonText: {
 fontSize: 18,
 fontFamily: 'Gill Sans',
 textAlign: 'center',
 margin: 10,
 color: '#ffffff',
 backgroundColor: 'transparent',

Additional props

You can also use start and end points, as well as specify the locations for the gradient color changes with the start, end and locations props:

  start={{x: 0.0, y: 0.25}} end={{x: 0.5, y: 1.0}}
  colors={['#4c669f', '#3b5998', '#192f6a']}
  <Text style={styles.buttonText}>
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Example with extra props

Updating the values for fun

Check out Examples/AnimatedGradient (git clone this project, cd into it, npm install, open in XCode and run) to see how this is done:

Example with extra props

This gif was created using licecap - a great piece of free OSS

An example app

You can see this component in action in brentvatne/react-native-login.


License is MIT

Added at: 2017/03/19
Owner: brentvatne
Category: other
Downloads last month: 51325
Version: 2.0.0

Add to your project

npm i --save react-native-linear-gradient