RefreshControl with ListView

Remarks

References:

RefreshControl: https://facebook.github.io/react-native/docs/refreshcontrol.html

ListView: https://facebook.github.io/react-native/docs/listview.html

onRefresh function Example

  _refreshListView(){
    //Start Rendering Spinner
    this.setState({refreshing:true})
    this.state.cars.push(
      {name:'Fusion',color:'Black'},
      {name:'Yaris',color:'Blue'}
    )
    //Updating the dataSource with new data
    this.setState({ dataSource:
        this.state.dataSource.cloneWithRows(this.state.cars) })
    this.setState({refreshing:false}) //Stop Rendering Spinner
  }

here we are updating the array and after that we will update the dataSource. we can use fetch to request something from server and use async/await.

Refresh Control

  _refreshControl(){
    return (
      <RefreshControl
        refreshing={this.state.refreshing}
        onRefresh={()=>this._refreshListView()} />
    )
  }

refreshing: is the state of the spinner (true, false).

onRefresh: this function will invoke when refresh the ListView/ScrollView.

Refresh Control with ListView Full Example

RefreshControl is used inside a ScrollView or ListView to add pull to refresh functionality. at this example we will use it with ListView

'use strict'
import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { StyleSheet, View, ListView, RefreshControl, Text } from 'react-native'


class RefreshControlExample extends Component {
  constructor () {
    super()
    this.state = {
      refreshing: false,
      dataSource: new ListView.DataSource({
        rowHasChanged: (row1, row2) => row1 !== row2 }),
      cars : [
        {name:'Datsun',color:'White'},
        {name:'Camry',color:'Green'}
      ]
    }
  }

   componentWillMount(){
     this.setState({ dataSource:
       this.state.dataSource.cloneWithRows(this.state.cars) })
   }

  render() {
    return (
      <View style={{flex:1}}>
        <ListView
          refreshControl={this._refreshControl()}
          dataSource={this.state.dataSource}
          renderRow={(car) => this._renderListView(car)}>
        </ListView>
      </View>
    )
  }

  _renderListView(car){
    return(
      <View style={styles.listView}>
        <Text>{car.name}</Text>
        <Text>{car.color}</Text>
      </View>
    )
  }

  _refreshControl(){
    return (
      <RefreshControl
        refreshing={this.state.refreshing}
        onRefresh={()=>this._refreshListView()} />
    )
  }

  _refreshListView(){
    //Start Rendering Spinner
    this.setState({refreshing:true})
    this.state.cars.push(
      {name:'Fusion',color:'Black'},
      {name:'Yaris',color:'Blue'}
    )
    //Updating the dataSource with new data
    this.setState({ dataSource:
        this.state.dataSource.cloneWithRows(this.state.cars) })
    this.setState({refreshing:false}) //Stop Rendering Spinner
  }

}

const styles = StyleSheet.create({

  listView: {
    flex: 1,
    backgroundColor:'#fff',
    marginTop:10,
    marginRight:10,
    marginLeft:10,
    padding:10,
    borderWidth:.5,
    borderColor:'#dddddd',
    height:70
  }

})

module.exports = RefreshControlExample