StackNavigator #

Provides a way for your app to transition between screens where each new screen is placed on top of a stack.

By default the StackNavigator is configured to have the familiar iOS and Android look & feel: new screens slide in from the right on iOS, fade in from the bottom on Android. On iOS the StackNavigator can also be configured to a modal style where screens slide in from the bottom.

class MyHomeScreen extends React.Component {
  static navigationOptions = {
    title: 'Home',

  render() {
    return (
        onPress={() => this.props.navigation.navigate('Profile', {name: 'Lucy'})}
        title="Go to Lucy's profile"

const ModalStack = StackNavigator({
  Home: {
    screen: MyHomeScreen,
  Profile: {
    path: 'people/:name',
    screen: MyProfileScreen,

API Definition #

StackNavigator(RouteConfigs, StackNavigatorConfig)

RouteConfigs #

The route configs object is a mapping from route name to a route config, which tells the navigator what to present for that route.


  // For each screen that you can navigate to, create a new entry like this:
  Profile: {

    // `ProfileScreen` is a React component that will be the main content of the screen.
    screen: ProfileScreen,
    // When `ProfileScreen` is loaded by the StackNavigator, it will be given a `navigation` prop.

    // Optional: When deep linking or using react-navigation in a web app, this path is used:
    path: 'people/:name',
    // The action and route params are extracted from the path.

    // Optional: Override the `navigationOptions` for the screen
    navigationOptions: ({navigation}) => ({
      title: `${}'s Profile'`,


StackNavigatorConfig #

Options for the router:

  • initialRouteName - Sets the default screen of the stack. Must match one of the keys in route configs.
  • initialRouteParams - The params for the initial route
  • navigationOptions - Default navigation options to use for screens
  • paths - A mapping of overrides for the paths set in the route configs

Visual options:

  • mode - Defines the style for rendering and transitions:
    • card - Use the standard iOS and Android screen transitions. This is the default.
    • modal - Make the screens slide in from the bottom which is a common iOS pattern. Only works on iOS, has no effect on Android.
  • headerMode - Specifies how the header should be rendered:
    • float - Render a single header that stays at the top and animates as screens are changed. This is a common pattern on iOS.
    • screen - Each screen has a header attached to it and the header fades in and out together with the screen. This is a common pattern on Android.
    • none - No header will be rendered.
  • cardStyle - Use this prop to override or extend the default style for an individual card in stack.
  • transitionConfig - Function to return an object that overrides default screen transitions.
  • onTransitionStart - Function to be invoked when the card transition animation is about to start.
  • onTransitionEnd - Function to be invoked once the card transition animation completes.

Screen Navigation Options #

title #

String that can be used as a fallback for headerTitle and tabBarLabel

React Element or a function that given HeaderProps returns a React Element, to display as a header. Setting to null hides header.

headerTitle #

String or React Element used by the header. Defaults to scene title

headerBackTitle #

Title string used by the back button on iOS or null to disable label. Defaults to scene title

headerTruncatedBackTitle #

Title string used by the back button when headerBackTitle doesn't fit on the screen. "Back" by default.

headerRight #

React Element to display on the right side of the header

headerLeft #

React Element to display on the left side of the header

headerStyle #

Style object for the header

headerTitleStyle #

Style object for the title component

headerBackTitleStyle #

Style object for the back title

headerTintColor #

Tint color for the header

headerPressColorAndroid #

Color for material ripple (Android >= 5.0 only)

gesturesEnabled #

Whether you can use gestures to dismiss this screen. Defaults to true on iOS, false on Android.

The navigator component created by StackNavigator(...) takes the following props:

  • screenProps - Pass down extra options to child screens, for example:
const SomeStack = StackNavigator({
  // config

  screenProps={/* this prop will get passed to the screen components as this.props.screenProps */}

Examples #

See the examples SimpleStack.js and ModalStack.js which you can run locally as part of the NavigationPlayground app.

You can view these examples directly on your phone by visiting our expo demo.

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