How to set Text to max-width: max-content in React Native

February 21, 2020

In regular CSS you can give an element the property max-width: max-content, which makes the element (at most) as wide as the text inside of it.

There's no direct equivalent in React Native, but instead you can use flexbox to emulate this behavior to make a Text element only as wide as the text inside.

export default () => {
  return (
    <View
      style={{
        alignSelf: "flex-start"
      }}
    >
      <Text>Hello, world!</Text>
    </View>
  )
}

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