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React and React Native by Adam Boduch

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Chapter 16. Rendering Item Lists

In this chapter, you'll learn how to work with item lists. Working with lists is a common development activity when building applications for the Web. It's also relatively straightforward to build lists using the <ul> and <li> elements. Trying to do something similar on native mobile platforms is much more involved.

Thankfully, React Native provides a simple item list interface that hides all of the complexity. We'll kick things off by getting a feel for how item lists work by walking through an example. Then, we'll introduce some controls that change the data displayed in lists. Lastly, you'll see a couple of examples that fetch items from the network.

Rendering data collections

Let's start with a basic example. ...

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