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Version: v3

Livestream MessageList

There are two common scenarios in live-stream applications.

Faded chat with video as backgroundSplit screen between video and chat

Here is how you can implement these two use cases:

Faded chat with video as background#

import React from 'react';
import { SafeAreaView, StyleSheet, View } from 'react-native';

// Make sure you have installed following two dependencies
import MaskedView from '@react-native-community/masked-view';
import LinearGradient from 'react-native-linear-gradient';

import { Chat, Channel, MessageList } from 'stream-chat-react-native';

const theme = {
messageList: {
container: {
backgroundColor: 'transperant',
},
},
messageSimple: {
content: {
textContainer: {
backgroundColor: 'white',
},
},
},
};

// When you render your chat screen
<SafeAreaView style={{ flex: 1 }}>
{/* For the sake of example, we are using image as background, you can replace it with your Video component. */}
<Image
source={{
uri: 'https://i.pinimg.com/474x/59/a2/aa/59a2aae82b34bace9dc4d4df90457a3b.jpg',
}}
style={{ height: '100%', width: '100%' }}
/>

<View style={[{ position: 'absolute' }, StyleSheet.absoluteFillObject]}>
<Chat client={chatClient} style={theme}>
<Channel channel={channel} keyboardVerticalOffset={headerHeight} thread={thread}>
<View style={{ flex: 1 }} />
<View style={{ flex: 2 }}>
<MaskedView
style={{ flex: 1 }}
maskElement={
<LinearGradient
colors={['rgba(0,0,0,0)', 'rgba(0,0,0,1)']}
style={{
flex: 1,
}}
start={{ x: 0, y: 0 }}
end={{ x: 0, y: 1 }}
locations={[0, 0.5]}
/>
}
>
<MessageList />
</MaskedView>
</View>
<MessageInput />
</Channel>
</Chat>
</View>
</SafeAreaView>;

Split screen between video and chat#

import React from 'react';
import { SafeAreaView, StyleSheet, View } from 'react-native';

import { Chat, Channel, MessageList } from 'stream-chat-react-native';

// When you render your chat screen
<SafeAreaView style={{ flex: 1 }}>
<View style={[{ position: 'absolute' }, StyleSheet.absoluteFillObject]}>
<Chat client={chatClient} i18nInstance={streami18n}>
<Channel
channel={channel}
keyboardVerticalOffset={headerHeight}
thread={thread}
>
<View style={{ flex: 1 }}>
<Image source={{
uri: 'https://i.ibb.co/rfx5PCr/Screenshot-2021-02-24-at-14-20-57.png'
}} style={{ height: '100%', width: '100%'}} resizeMode={'cover'} />
</View>
<MessageList<
LocalAttachmentType,
LocalChannelType,
LocalCommandType,
LocalEventType,
LocalMessageType,
LocalResponseType,
LocalUserType
>
onThreadSelect={(thread) => {
setThread(thread);
navigation.navigate('Thread');
}}
/>
<MessageInput />
</Channel>
</Chat>
</View>
</SafeAreaView>

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