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TouchableHighlight

If you're looking for a more extensive and future-proof way to handle touch-based input, check out the Pressable API.

A wrapper for making views respond properly to touches. On press down, the opacity of the wrapped view is decreased, which allows the underlay color to show through, darkening or tinting the view.

The underlay comes from wrapping the child in a new View, which can affect layout, and sometimes cause unwanted visual artifacts if not used correctly, for example if the backgroundColor of the wrapped view isn't explicitly set to an opaque color.

TouchableHighlight must have one child (not zero or more than one). If you wish to have several child components, wrap them in a View.

function MyComponent(props) {  return (    <View {...props} style={{ flex: 1, backgroundColor: '#fff' }}>      <Text>My Component</Text>    </View>  );}
<TouchableHighlight  activeOpacity={0.6}  underlayColor="#DDDDDD"  onPress={() => alert('Pressed!')}>  <MyComponent /></TouchableHighlight>;

Example#


Reference

Props#

TouchableWithoutFeedback Props#

Inherits TouchableWithoutFeedback Props.


activeOpacity#

Determines what the opacity of the wrapped view should be when touch is active. The value should be between 0 and 1. Defaults to 0.85. Requires underlayColor to be set.

Type
number

onHideUnderlay#

Called immediately after the underlay is hidden.

Type
function

onShowUnderlay#

Called immediately after the underlay is shown.

Type
function

style#

Type
View.style

underlayColor#

The color of the underlay that will show through when the touch is active.

Type
color

hasTVPreferredFocus
iOS
#

(Apple TV only) TV preferred focus (see documentation for the View component).

Type
bool

nextFocusDown
Android
#

TV next focus down (see documentation for the View component).

Type
number

nextFocusForward
Android
#

TV next focus forward (see documentation for the View component).

Type
number

nextFocusLeft
Android
#

TV next focus left (see documentation for the View component).

Type
number

nextFocusRight
Android
#

TV next focus right (see documentation for the View component).

Type
number

nextFocusUp
Android
#

TV next focus up (see documentation for the View component).

Type
number

testOnly_pressed#

Handy for snapshot tests.

Type
bool