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    React Native Draggable FlatList

    A drag-and-drop-enabled FlatList component for React Native.
    Fully native interactions powered by Reanimated and React Native Gesture Handler.

    To use swipeable list items in a DraggableFlatList see React Native Swipeable Item.

    Draggable FlatList demo


    1. Follow installation instructions for reanimated and react-native-gesture-handler. RNGH requires you to make changes to Be sure to follow all Android instructions!
    2. Install this package using npm or yarn

    with npm:

    npm install --save react-native-draggable-flatlist

    with yarn:

    yarn add react-native-draggable-flatlist
    1. import DraggableFlatList from 'react-native-draggable-flatlist'



    All props are spread onto underlying FlatList

    Name Type Description
    data T[] Items to be rendered.
    horizontal boolean Orientation of list.
    renderItem (params: { item: T, index: number, drag: () => void, isActive: boolean}) => JSX.Element Call drag when the row should become active (i.e. in an onLongPress or onPressIn).
    renderPlaceholder (params: { item: T, index: number }) => React.ReactNode Component to be rendered underneath the hovering component
    keyExtractor (item: T, index: number) => string Unique key for each item
    onDragBegin (index: number) => void Called when row becomes active.
    onRelease (index: number) => void Called when active row touch ends.
    onDragEnd (params: { data: T[], from: number, to: number }) => void Called after animation has completed. Returns updated ordering of data
    autoscrollThreshold number Distance from edge of container where list begins to autoscroll when dragging.
    autoscrollSpeed number Determines how fast the list autoscrolls.
    onRef (ref: React.RefObject<DraggableFlatList<T>>) => void Returns underlying Animated FlatList ref.
    animationConfig Partial<Animated.SpringConfig> Configure list animations. See reanimated spring config
    activationDistance number Distance a finger must travel before the gesture handler activates. Useful when using a draggable list within a TabNavigator so that the list does not capture navigator gestures.
    layoutInvalidationKey string Changing this value forces a remeasure of all item layouts. Useful if item size/ordering updates after initial mount.
    onScrollOffsetChange (offset: number) => void Called with scroll offset. Stand-in for onScroll.
    onPlaceholderIndexChange (index: number) => void Called when the index of the placeholder changes
    dragItemOverflow boolean If true, dragged item follows finger beyond list boundary.
    dragHitSlop object: {top: number, left: number, bottom: number, right: number} Enables control over what part of the connected view area can be used to begin recognizing the gesture. Numbers need to be non-positive (only possible to reduce responsive area).
    debug boolean Enables debug logging and animation debugger.
    containerStyle StyleProp<ViewStyle> Style of the main component.
    simultaneousHandlers React.Ref<any> or React.Ref<any>[] References to other gesture handlers, mainly useful when using this component within a ScrollView. See Cross handler interactions.


    Example snack:
    Example snack with scale effect on hover:

    import React, { useState, useCallback } from "react";
    import { View, TouchableOpacity, Text } from "react-native";
    import DraggableFlatList, {
    } from "react-native-draggable-flatlist";
    const NUM_ITEMS = 10;
    function getColor(i: number) {
      const multiplier = 255 / (NUM_ITEMS - 1);
      const colorVal = i * multiplier;
      return `rgb(${colorVal}, ${Math.abs(128 - colorVal)}, ${255 - colorVal})`;
    const exampleData: Item[] = [...Array(20)].map((d, index) => {
      const backgroundColor = getColor(index);
      return {
        key: `item-${backgroundColor}`,
        label: String(index),
    type Item = {
      key: string;
      label: string;
      backgroundColor: string;
    function Example() {
      const [data, setData] = useState(exampleData);
      const renderItem = useCallback(
        ({ item, index, drag, isActive }: RenderItemParams<Item>) => {
          return (
                height: 100,
                backgroundColor: isActive ? "red" : item.backgroundColor,
                alignItems: "center",
                justifyContent: "center",
                  fontWeight: "bold",
                  color: "white",
                  fontSize: 32,
      return (
        <View style={{ flex: 1 }}>
            keyExtractor={(item, index) => `draggable-item-${item.key}`}
            onDragEnd={({ data }) => setData(data)}
    export default Example;


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