Component As Prop

The render prop API eliminates the need to use JSX. There are mainly two attributes used here based on whether it needs a fuction or a component.

render-prop-fn

If the component used expects a callback , render-prop-fn can be used.
Take this example of a flat-list where the renderItem provides a callback and expects a component to be returned.

<flat-list
:style="{backgroundColor: 'red', height: 200, width: 200, overflow: 'hidden'}"
:data="[{key: 'a'}, {key: 'b'}]" >
<view render-prop-fn="renderItem" >
<text>{{args.item.key}}</text>
</view>
</flat-list>

The render-prop-fn can be provided directly to the component to be rendered as shown above. The component that specify renderItem along with it’s children are mapped to the renderItem attribute of the flat-list.

By default args provides the item that is provided by callback and can be used as shown.
If you want to specify multiple arguments you can declare arguments='arg1,arg2' along with render-prop-fn.

<view render-prop-fn="renderItem" arguments="arg1,arg2">
<text>{{arg1.item.key}}</text>
</view>

render-prop

render-prop is similar to render-prop-fn that eliminates the use of JSX but used when the prop expects a component instead of callback. When an attribute in the component expects a component, like in the flat-list‘s ListFooterComponent, we make use of render-prop .

<flat-list
:style="{backgroundColor: 'red', height: 200, width: 200, overflow: 'hidden'}"
:data="[{key: 'a'}, {key: 'b'}]" >
<view render-prop-fn="renderItem" >
<text>{{args.item.key}}</text>
</view>
<view
render-prop="ListFooterComponent"
:style="{
paddingVertical: 20,
borderTopWidth: 1,
borderColor: '#CED0CE'}">
<activity-indicator animating size="large" />
</view>
</flat-list>

The component that specify the ListFooterComponent along with it’s children are mapped to the flat-list‘s ListFooterComponent attribute.
In the above example we have used both render-prop-fn and render-prop. Similarly you can define multiple children with any of the above API’s but must be supported by the parent component.