Wesley Wesley - 22 days ago 5
Android Question

TextInput Typed Text not appearing on android

I'm new to react-native and am trying to make an app for both android and iOS at the same time.

Currently, I have a login screen set up, but both the typed text and placeholder text used within textInput is not showing in the app for android (works fine for iPhone).

Here is the code snippet and style sheet:

'use strict';
import React, { Component } from 'react'
var Dimensions = require('Dimensions');
var windowSize = Dimensions.get('window');

import {
AppRegistry,
StyleSheet,
View,
Text,
TextInput,
Image
} from 'react-native';

class LoginPage extends Component {
constructor() {
super()
this.state = {
username: '',
password: ''
}
}
render() {
return (
<View style={styles.container}>
<Image style={styles.bg} source={require('./Resources/orangebackground.png')} />
<View style={styles.header}>
<Image source={require('./Resources/logo.png')} />
</View>
<View style={styles.inputs}>
<View style={styles.inputContainer}>
<Image style={styles.inputUsername} source={require('./Resources/un.png')}/>
<TextInput
style={[styles.input, styles.whiteFont]}
underlineColorAndroid={'white'}
placeholder='Username'
placeholderTextColor="white"
//value={this.state.username}
/>
</View>
<View style={styles.inputContainer}>
<Image style={styles.inputPassword} source={require('./Resources/pw.png')}/>
<TextInput
password={true}
style={[styles.input, styles.whiteFont]}
placeholder="Password"
placeholderTextColor="#FFF"
underlineColorAndroid={'transparent'}
//value={this.state.password}
/>
</View>
<View style={styles.forgotContainer}>
<Text style={styles.greyFont}>Forgot Password</Text>
</View>
</View>
<View style={styles.signin}>
<Text style={styles.whiteFont}>Sign In</Text>
</View>
<View style={styles.signup}>
<Text style={styles.greyFont}>Don't have an account?<Text style={styles.whiteFont}> Sign Up</Text></Text>
</View>
</View>
);
}
}

var styles = StyleSheet.create({
container: {
flexDirection: 'column',
flex: 1,
backgroundColor: 'transparent'
},
bg: {
position: 'absolute',
left: 0,
top: 0,
width: windowSize.width,
height: windowSize.height
},
header: {
justifyContent: 'center',
alignItems: 'center',
flex: .5,
backgroundColor: 'transparent'
},
mark: {
width: 150,
height: 150
},
signin: {
backgroundColor: '#FF3366',
padding: 20,
alignItems: 'center'
},
signup: {
justifyContent: 'center',
alignItems: 'center',
flex: .15
},
inputs: {
marginTop: 10,
marginBottom: 10,
flex: .25
},
inputPassword: {
marginLeft: 15,
width: 20,
height: 21
},
inputUsername: {
marginLeft: 15,
width: 20,
height: 20
},
inputContainer: {
padding: 10,
borderWidth: 1,
borderBottomColor: '#CCC',
borderColor: 'transparent'
},
input: {
position: 'absolute',
left: 61,
top: 12,
right: 0,
height: 20,
fontSize: 14
},
forgotContainer: {
alignItems: 'flex-end',
padding: 15,
},
greyFont: {
color: '#D8D8D8'
},
whiteFont: {
color: '#FFF'
}
})


Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Answer

For some reason the height style property needs to be double when on Android than iOS. There might be a cleaner way to do this but here is how we solved this.

<TextInput style={[styles.input, {height: Platform.OS == 'android' ? 40 : 20}]} ... />