Stacking overlapping views with zIndex in Expo and React Native apps
is the Expo and React Native analog of CSS's
which lets the developer control the order in which components are displayed over one another.
Without specifying an explicit
position, components that occur later in the tree have a higher z-order.
This is illustrated more clearly when the components visually intersect each other.
If you want to change how a component stacks without changing the order in which it occurs in the component tree, use
Along with specifying how the component will stack, you can break out of the default layout set by the component's parent by changing the
position property on the child component to
'absolute' and specifying the distance it should be from its parent with the style properties
You can even make the component extend outside of the parent's visual bounds.
position: 'absolute' component may seem like it operates independently, it must still respect the
zIndex of its parent.