|New Version of React Native for Windows|
|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Tuesday, 23 March 2021|
Microsoft announced React Native for Windows at Build 2019 as a new open-source project on GitHub under an MIT License for React Native developers wanting to target Windows.
The new release, React Native for Windows 0.64, makes it easier to use Hermes, and Microsoft says it expects projects trying Hermes to see performance increases in most cases. The support is still experimental, and Microsoft doesn't yet support Hermes debugger or Hermes in C# applications.
The new release also improves API parity with the Facebook version, with more component properties supported by other platforms now working on Windows, such as Text backgroundColor, border, and textTransform. An initial version of AccessibilityInfo is now available.
React 17 is the default supported version, and there are changes the default metro configuration to enable "inline requires", meaning this release is faster at startup by default.
Other improvements include a new workflow that makes it easier to create community modules for Windows by using a built-in template; the ability for native code to respond to the React native instance being created, loaded, or destroyed; and a new WebSocket stack.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 March 2021 )|