BottomSheet with react-native-reanimated, react-native-gesture-handler and react-native-redash

This library provide multiple components but most importantly the BottomSheet. The BottomSheet is highly customizable. Visit the homepage for example:



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Prop Type Description
isBottomSheetInactive boolean Set the bottom to an inactive state. Can be used for async handling og UX requirements
initializeBottomSheetAsClosed boolean In some cases it might be relevant to show the background content before showing the bottomSheet
contentResizeHeightTriggerOnFocusedInputField number At which content height should a resize in content height occour when the input field is focused?
contentResizeHeightOnFocusedInputField number If contentResizeHeightTriggerOnFocusedInputField is met what should be the new content height size when input field is focused?
snapEffectDirection Animated.SharedValue Used together with SnapEffect component. It tells the BottomSheet how to react to the effect. Please look in examples for more information
snapPointBottom* number This prop is required for the BottomSheet to work
extraOffset number If you need some extra offset when it comes to the panning event hitting the footer
borderTopRightRadius and borderTopLeftRadius number Sets the border top radius’
backgroundColor string Sets the background color
contentComponent node Content component
footerComponent node Footer component
headerComponent node Header component
hideFooterOnCardCollapse object { isEnabled: boolean, offset: number }
hideContentOnCardCollapse object { isEnabled: boolean, offset: number }
scrollArrowTopComponent (currently disabled) node Scroll arrow top component
scrollArrowBottomComponent (currently disabled) node Scroll arrow bottom component
scrollArrows = { isEnabled: boolean, fill: string, dimensions: number, topArrowOffset: number, bottomArrowOffset: number } object When there is no scrollArrowBottom- or top component then this object can be used for styling the scroll arrows.
extraSnapPointBottomOffset number Minor differences occours depending on the Platform. This prop helps to get the perfect snap point on all platforms
keyboardAvoidBottomMargin (currently disabled) number An extra margin wrapper is implemented instead. The prop was used to create extra spacings when an input field is focused
maxHeight number max height of the bottom sheet
header = { height: number } object If there is no header component then this object can be used to style the header
morphingArrow = { isEnabled: boolean, offset: number, fill: string } object As there currently is a bug on web when interpolating SVG’s with reanimated, then the morphing arrow can be disabled for specific platforms using this prop
fadingScrollEdges = { isEnabled: boolean, androidFadingEdgeLength: number, iOSAndWebFadingEdgeHeight: number, nativeBackgroundColor: string, webBackgroundColorTop: { from: string to: string}, webBackgroundColorBottom: { from: string, to: string } object This prop ensures that there is a scrolling edge when the content is scrollable
outerScrollEvent = { isEnabled?: boolean, scrollY?: Animated.SharedValue, autoScrollTriggerLength?: number } object Connect an outer scrolling event that the bottom sheet should react to
testID string add testID to the bottomSheet
openBottomSheetRequest & closeBottomSheetRequest { isEnabled: boolean; callback: ((cb) => void) => void } Custom trigger functions to make the bottom sheet go to bottom or top
getCurrentConfigRequest(config) function with callback This function will provide the current configuration
onLayoutRequest(cardHeight) function with callback In some use cases the card height of the BottomSheet might become useful

React integration

import React from 'react';
import { Platform, useWindowDimensions } from 'react-native';
import styled from 'styled-components/native';
import Animated, {
} from 'react-native-reanimated';
import { BottomSheet, SnapEffect } from '@marcuzgabriel/reanimated-animation-library';

const HEADER_HEIGHT = 50;

const isAndroid = Platform.OS === 'android';

const fakeScrollItem = [
    text: `Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt
  ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco
  laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in
  voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur.

const Wrapper = styled.View<{ windowHeight: number }>`
  position: relative;
  height: ${({ windowHeight }): number => windowHeight}px;
  width: 100%;

const Content = styled.View`
  width: 100%;
  height: 400;
  background-color: purple;

const Header = styled.View`
  width: 100%;
  height: 100px;
  background: black;

const Text = styled.Text``;

const FakeContentWrapper = styled.View<{ windowHeight: number }>`
  background: white;
  height: ${({ windowHeight }): number => windowHeight}px;
  width: 100%;
  padding: 32px 16px;

const ScrollViewWithSnapEffect: React.FC = () => {
  const scrollViewRef = useAnimatedRef<Animated.ScrollView>();
  const scrollY = useSharedValue(0);
  const cardHeight = useSharedValue(0);
  const snapEffectDirection = useSharedValue('');

  const windowHeight = useWindowDimensions().height;

  const onScrollHandler = useAnimatedScrollHandler({
    onScroll: e => {
      scrollY.value = e.contentOffset.y;

  return (
    <Wrapper windowHeight={windowHeight}>
        <SnapEffect cardHeight={cardHeight} snapEffectDirection={snapEffectDirection}>
          {{ text }, i) => (
            <FakeContentWrapper windowHeight={windowHeight} key={`${i}_${text}`}>
        fadingScrollEdges={{ isEnabled: false }}
        morphingArrow={{ isEnabled: Platform.OS !=='web', offset: 20 }}
        keyboardAvoidBottomMargin={isAndroid ? 16 : 0}
        onLayoutRequest={(height: number): void => {
          cardHeight.value = height;
        contentComponent={<Content />}

export default ScrollViewWithSnapEffect;

Expo integration

npm install @marcuzgabriel/[email protected]

Update app.json accordingly and remember to pod install and build the projects properly.

  "name": "MyTSProject",
  "displayName": "MyTSProject",
  "expo": {
    "name": "MyTSProject",
    "slug": "MyTSProject",
    "version": "1.0.0",
    "assetBundlePatterns": [
    "web": {
      "build": {
        "babel": {
          "include": [

Performance observations

The only time a performance decrease occours is when the native keyboad appears. This type of performance decrease will always happend with or without reanimated. If you experience any other performance decrease, please let me know 🙂

Observations / notes


Latest react-native-gesture-handler version vs old and latest react-native-reanimated vs old

Package Platform Observations / bugs
#react-native-reanimated web The package has a bug on web when it comes to interpolating SVG’s.
#react-native-gesture-handler all There are quite some limitation from previously. Before react-native-gesture-handler handled the touches automatically with no further control to it. Now all pan gestures needs to be controlled with waitFor and simoustanously.
#react-native-gesture-handler web & Android react-native-gesture-handler and the props waitFor and simultaneously don’t work properly for either web or Android. The behaviourial indefferences can be observed when you play around with simultaneously handlers. On iOS simultaneously handlers follow along (works as expected) where on Android and web they don’t. Please ask if you need an example.
#useAnimatedGestureHandler all this approach is nice for simple use case but has no gesture state control. The same goes for useAnimatedScrollHander. Mixing, constraining and manipulating gestures directly is no longer achievably.
#useAnimatedReaction all The oldschool approach with react-native-animated have a global scope for animations also known as the <Animation.Code> scope where values from different events can be mixed together and manipulated in direct time. It is rather difficult to achieve the same flexibility with the new hooks approach. Positively the new approach is probably more effective with the hooks and provides a smoother animation experience. useAnimatedReaction scope is the hook that comes the closest to <Animation.Code>
#react-native-reanimated all A much better control of animations is now achieveable with HOA’s (higher-order animations) as the animations functions as a first-class citizen. A few examples can be found in the library under ./src/hoas
#useWindowDimensions Android A micro difference occours when setting the child height within a Animated.ScrollView component to the window height with the use of useWindowDimensions. When exctracting the child height with (onContentSizeChange) then the height says 683.4285888671875 vs the windowheight 683.4285714285714. An offset constant is therefore needed to determine scrollability.
simulator update behaviour all As reanimated is using worklets and other functionality that runs on a different thread, then a change in props might first work when the simulator is refreshed
#useAnimatedStyle iOS Avoid attach dependencies to this type of hook. Freezing behaviour is likely to occour. Have multiple examples where iOS crashes without any further information.
iOS simulator / Xcode bug iOS / Xcode Initially the keyboard is NOT toggled on the iOS simulator. This causes an ‘in-between’ animation to occour when an input field is focused. If the keyboard is toggled while the BottomSheet is in an ‘in-between’ state and it is the first run on the simulator then the simulator will crash while trying to collapse the BottomSheet. The crash message is cryptic. This bug has something to do with Xcode / simulator and is not reproducable on a live device where the keyboard is always shown / toggled by default. This bug dissapears when restarting the simulator after the crash. Ask for an example.
#react-native-reanimated all As a programmer there is little to no information on why a worklet crashes in the console. The troubleshooting with reanimated is therefore (from a personal point of view) quite messy and time consuming.
#react-native-reanimated iOS Rarely the simulator can crash when selecting an input field that also have an animation. When the crash occours it is reproducable until the moment the metro bundler and simulator is refreshed. The crash is not reproducable on a real device.
debugging all Debugging tool has to be flipper: Turbomodules on the native side is not supported with Chrome software-mansion/react-native-reanimated#1663
useAnimatedStyle web It is not possible to have both a translate and interpolate opacity animation at the same time. Flickering will occour.


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