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Andrei Calazans

React Native Weekly - W50 2021

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Welcome to the 38th edition of React Native Weekly!

This is week 50 2021: December 6th to 12th.

Fling animation Make fling animator customizable

Xin Chen continued his work on improving and fixing edge cases with the Fling animation in the scroll views. This is related to last week’s work where he fixed some edges cases with the scroll fling animation that came up in VR.

66243271a7a Refactor predictFinalScrollPosition method to the helper class
1c1945569fd Fix mis-use of the post animated value when predict fling distance
ead7b979445 Fix fling and snap in recycler viewgroup where children views not fill up all the scrollable space
fe6277a30d3 Support override predict final scroll position with custom fling animator

Custom name for codegen components

Sota Ogo extended the codegen script to support custom names which is useful for when the target name and component name are different.

Relanded ScrollView automaticallyAdjustKeyboardInsets

Marc Rousavy had introduced automaticallyAdjustKeyboardInsets and made some fixes to the content inset, however it got reverted because it broke something internally in Facebook and finally this week it was re-introduced. See the PR full description.

Fixed to respect .nvmrc

With this fix, when you build with Xcode you can expect it to correctly pick up the Node version set in .nvmrc of your project, previously it was using the default environment node version..

Introduce TextInput.onKeyPressSync

This is an experimental API. Commit

Note from Samuel Susla

Introduce a way to execute onKeyPress synchronously. This feature is experimental and will be changed in the future. It is not decided if marking native events as “sync” is going to be path forward with synchronous access.

Fire AnimatedValue.stopAnimation callback with correct native value

The Animated value’s stopAnimation takes a callback that returns the current value of the animation. Turns out this might not always be in sync with the actual native value according to Eric Rozell This commit fixes this issue.

  const anim = new Animated.Value(0);
  Animated.timing(anim, {
    duration: 1000,
    useNativeDriver: true,

  const tag = anim.__getNativeTag();

  let currentValue = 0;
  anim.stopAnimation(value => (currentValue = value));

📚 The New Architecture Playbook

The React Native Website should be getting new documentation about the new architecture soon. See the PR here.



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