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How to center Text in ReactNative both in horizontal and vertical?

I have an example application in rnplay.org where justifyContent="center" and alignItems="center" is not working: https://rnplay.org/apps/AoxNKQ

The text should being centered. And why is there a margin at the top between the text (yellow) and parent container?

Code:

'use strict';

var React = require('react-native');
var {
  AppRegistry,
  StyleSheet,
  Text,
  Image,
  View,
} = React;

var SampleApp = React.createClass({
  render: function() {
    return (
            <View style={styles.container}>
                <View style={styles.topBox}>
                    <Text style={styles.headline}>lorem ipsum{'\n'}ipsum lorem lorem</Text>

                </View>
                <View style={styles.otherContainer}>
                </View>
            </View>
    );
  }
});

var styles = StyleSheet.create({

    container: {
        flex: 1,
        flexDirection: 'column',
        backgroundColor: 'red',
        justifyContent: 'center',
        alignItems: 'center',
    },

    topBox: {
        flex: 1,
        flexDirection: 'row',
        backgroundColor: 'lightgray',
        justifyContent: 'center',
        alignItems: 'center',
    },
    headline: {
        fontWeight: 'bold',
        fontSize: 18,
    marginTop: 0,
        width: 200,
        height: 80,
    backgroundColor: 'yellow',
        justifyContent: 'center',
        alignItems: 'center',
    },

  otherContainer: {
        flex: 4,
        justifyContent: 'center',
        alignItems: 'center',
    backgroundColor: 'green',
    },


});

AppRegistry.registerComponent('SampleApp', () => SampleApp);

module.exports = SampleApp;

Already answered but I'd like to add a bit more on the topic and different ways to do it depending on your use case.

You can add adjustsFontSizeToFit={true} (currently undocumented) to Text Component to auto adjust the size inside a parent node.

  <Text adjustsFontSizeToFit={true} numberOfLines={1}>Hiiiz</Text>

You can also add the following in your Text Component:

<Text style={{textAlignVertical: "center",textAlign: "center",}}>Hiiiz</Text>

Or you can add the following into the parent of the Text component:

<View style={{flex:1,justifyContent: "center",alignItems: "center"}}>
     <Text>Hiiiz</Text>
</View>

or both

 <View style={{flex:1,justifyContent: "center",alignItems: "center"}}>
     <Text style={{textAlignVertical: "center",textAlign: "center",}}>Hiiiz</Text>
</View>

or all three

 <View style={{flex:1,justifyContent: "center",alignItems: "center"}}>
     <Text adjustsFontSizeToFit={true} 
           numberOfLines={1} 
           style={{textAlignVertical: "center",textAlign: "center",}}>Hiiiz</Text>
</View>

It all depends on what you're doing. You can also checkout my full blog post on the topic

https://medium.com/@vygaio/how-to-auto-adjust-text-font-size-to-fit-into-a-nodes-width-in-react-native-9f7d1d68305b


From headline ' style remove height , justifyContent and alignItems . It will center the text vertically. Add textAlign: 'center' and it will center the text horizontally.

  headline: {
    textAlign: 'center', // <-- the magic
    fontWeight: 'bold',
    fontSize: 18,
    marginTop: 0,
    width: 200,
    backgroundColor: 'yellow',
  }

Set these styles to image component: { textAlignVertical: "center", textAlign: "center" }


Wherever you have Text component in your page just you need to set style of the Text component.

 <Text style={{ textAlign: 'center' }}> Text here </Text>

you don't need to add any other styling property, this is spectacular magic it will set you text in center of the your UI.


this is a example for Horizontal and Vertical alignment simultaneously

<View style={{width: 200, flexDirection: 'row',alignItems: 'center'}}>
     <Text style={{width: '100%',textAlign: 'center'}} />
</View>

Horizontal and Vertical center alignment

<View style={{flex: 1, justifyContent: 'center',alignItems: 'center'}}>
     <Text> Example Test </Text>
</View>

 <View **style={{alignItems: 'center'}}**>

    <Text>Hello im centered text{this.props.name}!</Text>

      </View>

textAlignVertical: "center"

is the real magic.





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