React Native with Prettier, Typescript, ESLint and Expo


React Native projects now come with @react-native-community setup by default. It includes support for Prettier, Typescript and React hooks by default

// config from @react-native-community

  extends: [
    'plugin:prettier/recommended', //

  plugins: [


After deciding on TSLint and implementing it, i find out that Palantir, the maintainers of TSLint actually plan to deprecate TSLint and move to ESLint, so i re-did the setup with ESLint

In order to avoid bifurcating the linting tool space for TypeScript, we therefore plan to deprecate TSLint and focus our efforts instead on improving ESLint’s TypeScript support.

So we’re going to use typescript-eslint instead, which both the Typescript team and Palantir team plan to support

Ultimately, ESLint (.eslintrc.yaml) is going to be one thing that is going to have config for TypeScript, React, and Prettier.


# install Expo
npm i -g expo-cli

# install Typescript and types from DefinitelyTyped
npm i -D typescript @types/react @types/react-native @types/expo

# ESLint with TypeScript support
npm i -D eslint @typescript-eslint/parser @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin

# ESLint with React support
npm i -D eslint-plugin-react

# ESLint with Prettier 
npm i -D prettier eslint-config-prettier eslint-plugin-prettier

# Additional ESLint plugins
npm i -D eslint-plugin-import eslint-plugin-jsx-a11y eslint-import-resolver-typescript

tsc --init
eslint --init
  • eslint The core ESLint linting library
  • @typescript-eslint/parser The parser that will allow ESLint to lint TypeScript code
  • @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin A plugin that contains a bunch of ESLint rules that are TypeScript specific
  • eslint-plugin-react additional react rules that we need
  • eslint-plugin-import rules around import/export
  • eslint-import-resolver-typescript adds TypeScript support to eslint-plugin-import
  • eslint-plugin-jsx-a11y for accessibility
  • prettier for code formatting
  • eslint-config-prettier config to disable ESLint rules that conflict with Prettier
  • eslint-plugin-prettier Runs prettier as an ESLint rule, letting ESLint format content using Prettier.



# Configuration:
# Using with Prettier:

  - 'plugin:import/errors'
  - 'plugin:jsx-a11y/recommended'
  - 'plugin:react/recommended' # Uses the recommended rules from @eslint-plugin-react
  - 'plugin:@typescript-eslint/recommended' # Uses the recommended rules from the @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin
  - 'prettier/@typescript-eslint' # Uses eslint-config-prettier to disable ESLint rules from @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin that would conflict with prettier
  - 'plugin:prettier/recommended' # Enables eslint-plugin-prettier and eslint-config-prettier. This will display prettier errors as ESLint errors. Make sure this is always the last configuration in the extends array.

parser: '@typescript-eslint/parser' # Specifies the ESLint parser. Use TypeScriptCompiler because it has a type-checker, babel-eslint does not

  - react
  - import
  - jsx-a11y
  - '@typescript-eslint'
  - prettier

  # ESLint rules. Can be used to overwrite rules specified from the extended configs
  'react/prop-types': 0 # aren't really useful in Typescript
  no-console: 1 # 1 is Warning

  ecmaVersion: 2018 # Allows for the parsing of modern ECMAScript features
  sourceType: module # Allows for using ES6 Modules
    jsx: true # Allows for the parsing of JSX

  jest: true # support Jest global variables.
  es6: true # not choke on things like async/await
  browser: true # not choke on browser global variables (document, window ect.)
  node: true # support Node.js global variables and Node.js scoping.

    version: detect # tells eslint-plugin-react to detect React version to use from package.json


# .prettierrc or .prettierrc.yaml
# Options:

printWidth: 120
tabWidth: 2
useTabs: false
semi: false
singleQuote: true
quoteProps: as-needed
jsxSingleQuote: false
trailingComma: none
bracketSpacing: truek;
jsxBracketSameLine: false
arrowParens: avoid
htmlWhitespaceSensitivity: css
endOfLine: lf