Using SVG in Latest React Native Version 0.57

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SVG with React Native

SVG is a vector format that can scale to any size without losing quality, and it can do this while having a comparatively low file-size too. SVG is amazing like that and preferred implementation on React Native Platform.

1) Install the Popular React Native SVG Library

npm install react-native-svg@latest --save

2) Link the Library without a miss.

react-native link react-native-svg

3) Install SVG Transformer, which converts the SVG files into React Components during compilation

npm install react-native-svg-transformer --save

4) Create a file if not present name “ rn-cli.config.js” and add the following.

const { getDefaultConfig } = require("metro-config"); 
module.exports = (async () => {
const {
resolver: { sourceExts, assetExts }
} = await getDefaultConfig();
return { transformer: {
babelTransformerPath: require.resolve("react-native-svg-transformer")
resolver: {
assetExts: assetExts.filter(ext => ext !== "svg"), sourceExts: [...sourceExts, "svg"]

5) Create a file if not present name “ webpack.config.js ” and add the following.

const webpack = require("webpack"); 
module.exports = {
entry: ["react-hot-loader/patch", "./index.web.js"],
devServer: { hot: true },
plugins: [ new webpack.NamedModulesPlugin(),
new webpack.HotModuleReplacementPlugin() ],
module: {
rules: [{
test: /\.js?$/,
exclude: /node_modules/,
loader: "babel-loader",
query: {
babelrc: false,
presets: [
"module:metro-react-native-babel-preset" ],
plugins: ["react-hot-loader/babel"]
{test: /\.svg$/,
exclude: /node_modules/,
use: [{
loader: "@svgr/webpack"
resolve: {
alias: {
"react-native": "react-native-web"}, extensions: [".web.js", ".js", ".web.jsx", ".jsx"],
mainFields: ["browser", "main"]

6) Import the SVG as a component

import MySVG from '/image/svgname.svg'
class MyComponent implements React.Component {
return (
<MySVG height={100} width={100}/>

7) Important Notes:
a) Remove all the comments from the SVG File.
b) Titles in the SVG are to be removed (as of now)


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