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Button / React Native

A button is a simple component which displays a single action a user can perform on a page.

To implement Button component into your project you’ll need to add the import:

import { Button } from '@kiwicom/orbit-react-native';

After adding import into your project you can use it simply like:

<Button>Hello World!</Button>


Table below contains all types of the props available in Button component.

Name Type Platform Default Description
ariaControls string web Id of the element the button controls.
ariaExpanded boolean web Tells screen reader the controlled element from ariaControls is expanded
fullWidth boolean web/native false If true, the Button will grow up to the full width of its container.
bordered boolean web/native false If true, the Button will have a lighter version, with border and light background.
circled boolean web/native false If true, the Button will have circular shape.
children React$Node web/native The content of the Button. See Functional specs
component string | React$Node web/native "button" The component used for the root node.s
dataTest string web/native Optional prop for testing purposes.
disabled boolean web/native false If true, the Button will be disabled.
external boolean web false If true, the Button opens link in a new tab. See Functional specs
href string web/native The URL of the link to open when Button is clicked. See Functional specs
icon React$Node web/native The displayed icon (will be removed in the future, use iconLeft instead).
iconLeft React$Node web/native The displayed icon on the left.
iconRight React$Node web/native The displayed icon on the right.
onClick event => void | Promise web/native Function for handling onClick event.
ref func web/native Prop for forwarded ref of the Button.
role string web/native Specifies the role of an element.
size enum web/native "normal" The size of the Button.
spaceAfter enum web/native Additional margin-bottom after component. See this docs
submit boolean web/native false If true, the Button will have type="submit" attribute, otherwise type="button".
tabIndex string web Specifies the tab order of an element.
title string web/native Adds aria-label.
type enum web/native "primary" The type of Button.
width number web/native 0 The width of the Button. Number is defined in px.


type size
"primary" "small"
"secondary" "normal"
"info" "large"

Functional specs

  • When the external is specified, noopener and noreferrer values will automatically added to attribute rel for security reason.

  • By passing the href prop into Button, it will render into a element. If you pass component prop it will override this logic.

  • If you want to render Icon only Button, you just need to let children prop empty and set up any icon you want to use.

  • If you want to use the component prop then YourComponent should accept at least className. Otherwise it won’t be rendered with proper styling, e.g.:

  const YourComponent = props => <div {...props} />

  <Button component={YourComponent}>Title</Button>

If you specify the children of YourComponent component, it will override the children prop of Button component, e.g.:

  const YourComponent = props => <div {...props}>YourComponent</div>;


A button is mainly used for indicating an action, submitting a data, opening a modal etc. If you want to use Button for navigation consider using a <TextLink> for that.

  • Use ariaControls prop to add aria-controls attribute to establish the relationship between button and element which is controlled by it. aria-controls works only with a unique id of an element.

  • Use ariaExpands prop to add aria-expands to indicate screenreaders, that element controlled by button through ariaControls is expanded or not.

  • Use disabled prop to indicate users that button is inactive and they can’t interact with it.

  • Use role and tabIndex when you are rendering Button to non-actionable HTML element as div or span. However, this should be done only in edge-cases as it is anti-pattern behavior.

  • Use title to add aria-label when you need to add extra informations to screen readers or there is no children presented to be used as label.