Screen Navigation Options #

Each screen can configure several aspects about how it gets presented in parent navigators.

Two Ways to specify each option #

Static configuration: Each navigation option can either be directly assigned:

class MyScreen extends React.Component {
  static navigationOptions = {
    title: 'Great',
  };
  ...

Dynamic Configuration

Or, the options can be a function that takes the following arguments, and returns an object of navigation options that will be override the route-defined and navigator-defined navigationOptions.

  • props - The same props that are available to the screen component
    • navigation - The navigation prop for the screen, with the screen's route at navigation.state
    • screenProps - The props passing from above the navigator component
    • navigationOptions - The default or previous options that would be used if new values are not provided
class ProfileScreen extends React.Component {
  static navigationOptions = ({ navigation, screenProps }) => ({
    title: navigation.state.params.name + "'s Profile!",
    headerRight: <Button color={screenProps.tintColor} {...} />,
  });
  ...

The screenProps are passed in at render-time. If this screen was hosted in a SimpleApp navigator:

<SimpleApp
  screenProps={{tintColor: 'blue'}}
  // navigation={{state, dispatch}} // optionally control the app
/>

Generic Navigation Options #

The title navigation option is generic between every navigator. It is used to set the title string for a given screen.

class MyScreen extends React.Component {
  static navigationOptions = {
    title: 'Great',
  };
  ...

Unlike the other nav options which are only utilized by the navigator view, the title option can be used by the environment to update the title in the browser window or app switcher.

Default Navigation Options #

It's very common to define navigationOptions on a screen, but sometimes it is useful to define navigationOptions on a navigator too.

Imagine the following scenario: Your TabNavigator represents one of the screens in the app, and is nested within a top-level StackNavigator:

StackNavigator({
  route1: { screen: RouteOne },
  route2: { screen: MyTabNavigator },
});

Now, when route2 is active, you would like to change the tint color of a header. It's easy to do it for route1, and it should also be easy to do it for route2. This is what Default Navigation Options are for - they are simply navigationOptions set on a navigator:

const MyTabNavigator = TabNavigator({
  profile: ProfileScreen,
  ...
}, {
  navigationOptions: {
    headerTintColor: 'blue',
  },
});

Note that you can still decide to also specify the navigationOptions on the screens at the leaf level - e.g. the ProfileScreen above. The navigationOptions from the screen will be merged key-by-key with the default options coming from the navigator. Whenever both the navigator and screen define the same option (e.g. headerTintColor), the screen wins. Therefore, you could change the tint color when ProfileScreen is active by doing the following:

class ProfileScreen extends React.Component {
  static navigationOptions = {
    headerTintColor: 'black',
  };
  ...
}

List of available navigation options depends on the navigator the screen is added to.

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