We'll walk through how to build a custom date picker computer in React Native, using the react-native-calendars library.

The final product will allow users to select a date range on a calendar, highlighting the range from the start date to the end date.

The react-native-calendars library from Wix.com is a widely used package for rendering various calendar views in React Native applications. It offers a variety of customization options and utilities to deal with common calendar functionalities like date range selection, events, and multi-dot marking. It comes with several built-in themes and allows for full customization as well.

Features of react-native-calendars:

  • Day Press Events: Handle when a day is pressed.
  • Marked Dates: Allows for marked dates with customized colors, dots, and periods.
  • Swipe Navigation: Navigate through months by swiping.
  • Custom Themes: Style almost every part of it.
  • Localization: Supports various calendars like Gregorian, Jalali, and Japanese.

Create the Component Step by Step

Link to the complete code.