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/:username',
    // The action and route params are extracted from the path.

    // Optional: Override the `navigationOptions` for the screen
    navigationOptions: {
      title: ({state}) => `${state.params.username}'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.
  • 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 #

Usually you define static navigationOptions on your screen component. For example:

class ProfileScreen extends React.Component {

  static navigationOptions = {

    title: ({ state }) => `${}'s Profile!`,

    header: ({ state, setParams }) => ({
      // Render a button on the right side of the header
      // When pressed switches the screen to edit mode.
      right: (
          title={state.params.editing ? 'Done' : 'Edit'}
          onPress={() => setParams({editing: state.params.editing ? false : true})}

All navigationOptions for the StackNavigator:

  • title - a title (string) of the scene
  • header - a config object for the header bar:
    • visible - Boolean toggle of header visibility. Only works when headerMode is screen.
    • title - String or React Element used by the header. Defaults to scene title
    • backTitle - Title string used by the back button on iOS or null to disable label. Defaults to scene title
    • right - React Element to display on the right side of the header
    • left - React Element to display on the left side of the header
    • style - Style object for the header
    • titleStyle - Style object for the title component
    • tintColor - Tint color for the header
  • cardStack - a config object for the card stack:
    • 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.

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