Last week I was trying to set up react native installation on my work laptop to find it doesn't work starightway.I had to spend 3 hrs before finding the right settings to run the app on the emulator. In this post, we are going to see the steps needed to get a basic installation/setup of react-native (even if you work behind corporate proxy/VPN).
- Visual Studio Code (you can use any other favorite editor or IDE)
- Android Studio
- A built-in emulator in Android Studio
- Node Package Manager (NPM)
- Node.js (version 8 or newer)
- React Native command line interface (React Native CLI)
- Java Development Kit (JDK 8 or newer).
Step 1: Install Node
- Download and install the latest version of Node.js from https://nodejs.org/en.
Step 2: Setup Java (Install JDK)
Step 3: Install Android Studio
- Download and install the latest version of Android Studio for Windows from https://developer.android.com/studio/
If you didn’t have any project yet (our case), you should go to Configure > SDK Manager:
If you have Hyper-V feature enabled, you need to disable it (I know…)
Step 4:Configure Environment variables:
- Make sure you add on Path variable the path for Java SDK and Android platform-tools:
- C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_181\bin
Step 5: Install React Native CLI
npm install -g react-native-cli
You can create the project by running the below command. react-native init myFirstProject
Step 6: Running the Emulator
Click on AVD Manager and create a new Virtual Device (if you don't have one else run the already created one).
Step 7: Setting if you are behind a corporate proxy.
Get the proxy setting :
You should know the Proxy IPs and port and if authentication is required.
Navigate to File -> Settings -> HTTP Proxy -> Add the hostname /proxy and if authentication required.
Run the emulator:
Click on the three Dots ->Settings ->