How to determine if the click event was outside of your React Native component?

I need to be able to capture all clicks outside of my component and I have found tutorials online on how to do that but they are either for just javascript or React alone.  My app is in React Native and things like document.addEventListener or window.document won't work.  I know to use TouchableWithoutFeedback to capture the click events but once it is captured and I inspect it I do not see how to compare if the click was outside of my component or not.  Here is an example of how they determine that in just React:

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import PropTypes from 'prop-types';

 * Component that alerts if you click outside of it
export default class OutsideAlerter extends Component {
  constructor(props) {

    this.setWrapperRef = this.setWrapperRef.bind(this);
    this.handleClickOutside = this.handleClickOutside.bind(this);

  componentDidMount() {
    document.addEventListener('mousedown', this.handleClickOutside);

  componentWillUnmount() {
    document.removeEventListener('mousedown', this.handleClickOutside);

   * Set the wrapper ref
  setWrapperRef(node) {
    this.wrapperRef = node;

   * Alert if clicked on outside of element
  handleClickOutside(event) {
    if (this.wrapperRef && !this.wrapperRef.contains( {
      alert('You clicked outside of me!');

  render() {
    return <div ref={this.setWrapperRef}>{this.props.children}</div>;

OutsideAlerter.propTypes = {
  children: PropTypes.element.isRequired,

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But I will get the error that .contains is not a function so I cannot evaluate it this way.  Does anyone know how to do this in React Native??
Tanya LeithoffAsked:
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Julian HansenCommented:
I found something that might help with this.
Wrap your view in TouchableOpacity/TouchableHighlight and add onPress Handler so that you can detect the touch outside your view.
From here
<TouchableOpacity onPress={() => {console.log('Touch outside view is detected')} }>
   <View> Your View Goes Here </View>

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There is also this article on Touchables which may help

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