This guide will help you get started on setting up your very first React Native for macOS app.
For information around how to set up:
- React Native for iOS and Android: See React Native Getting Started Guide
- React Native for Windows: See React Native for Windows Getting Started Guide
Make sure you have installed all the development dependencies
Install React Native for macOS
Remember to call
react-native init from the place you want your project directory to live.
npx react-native init <projectName> --template react-native@^0.63.0
Navigate into this newly created directory
Once your project has been initialized, React Native will have created a new sub directory where all your generated files live.
Install the macOS extension
Install the React Native for macOS packages.
Running a React Native macOS App
Without using Xcode: In your React Native macOS project directory, run:
npx react-native run-macos
Using Xcode: Open macos\test.xcworkspace in Xcode or run
xed -b macos;
yarn start:macos. Hit the Run button.
A new Command Prompt window will open with the React packager as well as a
react-native-macos app. This step may take a while during first run since it involves building the entire project and all dependencies. You can now start developing! 🎉