Installing React Native on Windows Tutorial

Installing React Native on Windows Tutorial

Hi guys, in this article we are going to learn about the step by step setup guide for Installing React-Native on Windows, so lets

1. To Install React Native we need Node.js

Install Node.js and NPM.

Verify whether NPM is installed by typing npm -v in a terminal window

2. Install React Native CLI

  • Install by typing “npm install -g react-native-cli”   in a terminal window

3. Install JDK( Java Development Kit )

Download and install JDK from Oracle’s official website

4.Install Android Studio + SDK Manager

Download the Android Studio latest version from Google Android Developers official Page

Goto Files -> Settings

Or click simply SDK manager

Install latest android platform.

Add Environment Variable ANDROID_HOME in Windows :

React Native required ANDROID_HOME variable to compile and run apps. So define the ANDROID_HOME variable, to do so

  • Click on Advanced System Settings.

  • Click on Environment Variables.

  • Click on New.

  • Also, add Android_sdk/tools path in Environment variable path


6. Start an Android Virtual Device (AVD) :

First, download .NET Framework from this URL

Click on AVD Manager in Android studio

Click on Create New Virtual Device.

  • Select your device and click on Next.

  • Select Android OS version System Image. (You need to click on Download if you doing 1st time)

  • Add a name for your AVD and hit the Finish button.

(Show Advanced Settings–>Make sure “Enabled keyboard input” is checked)

  • After done creating, AVD just hit the Run button to start the AVD.

7. Create React-native project :

Open command Line and following command followed by Project name

  • Create a new React Native project: react-native init TestProject

  • This is how the project creates successfully
Installing React Native on Windows Tutorial
Installing React Native on Windows Tutorial
  • Navigate to your project directory ( i.e. cd TestProject ) and type: npm start

  • In another terminal window, navigate to the project directory and type: react-native run-android

If you get the following error in terminal.

  1. Create a “” file in the root of your projects directory and add the following path in it:

sdk.dir=D:\Android\Android_sdk  (Make sure this file Type is PROPERTIES file)

And again hit  react-native run-android

This is how we can achieve Installing React-Native on Windows.

Thank you 🙂 Enjoy coding…




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