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Replicating Facebook Profile UI in Xamarin Forms

Hello guys!! This time, I created a post that’s a little different than my usual posts, I built a Facebook Profile UI! So you’ll be able to the whole code, I will list the elements I used and leave some explanatory posts so you can understand them better in case you have not used them yet.

Let me tell you that this is a topic that I really L-O-V-E  😍, because when we’re doing, watching or learning this type of exercise, we can really see how powerful Xamarin Forms is when it comes to building UIs. 💪


Tools that I used

To replicate the Facebook Profile UI, I used the following tools:

🔹 PancakeView – It’s a NuGet Package that make it easier to manage our UI, giving us different functions such as rounded corners, borders, shadows and more! https://github.com/sthewissen/Xamarin.Forms.PancakeView

🔹 MVVM design pattern – Pattern helps us separate the business logic and the user interface, this eases the test, maintenance and evolution of our code. https://askxammy.com/applying-mvvm-design-pattern/

🔹 Bindable layout Structure – It’s very effective when you need to add the same layout model more than once, since it allows you to add it once and the rest will be binded! https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/layouts/bindable-layouts

🔹  CollectionView – Allows us display a list of data. It’s very similar to the ListView but this control enhances the performance and memory management of the list and covers different layout presentations such as: Vertical, horizontal and grid, making it a lot better and saving us our precious development time.

https://askxammy.com/make-your-life-simpler-with-the-collectionviews-layouts-%f0%9f%98%8e/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/collectionview/layout

🔹 FFImageLoading – Is a NuGet Package that provides the ability to load images and to help reduce the resource consumption and optimizing the resources sizes. https://askxammy.com/optimizing-handling-images-with-ffimageloading/

🔹   Styles – A style is a set of visual properties that are defined with the objective of assigning specific visual characteristics for as many controls as you want to set. https://askxammy.com/how-to-work-with-styles-xaml-in-xamarin-forms/

🔹  GridView – Is a layout type that allow to organice out screen elements in rows in columns to achieve a grid model.  https://askxammy.com/working-with-gridlayout-in-xamarin-forms/

🔹   Blocking orientation –  https://askxammy.com/little-things-that-you-might-know-to-prepare-your-project/


In the main image of this post, I added some screenshot of the IOS version,  now I’ll leave those of the Android one.

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If you want to become a better XAML UI Developer, It’s important to practice more with this type of projects in order to master XAML! I’ll take this opportunity to leave you this link in which I leave some advices about how to work on the UI! I hope it is very useful for you! 😊

Tips to practice UI development in Xamarin Forms and not die trying

   And finally the Facebook Profile UI repository 😍

https://github.com/LeomarisReyes/FaceBookUISample


Spanish post: https://medium.com/@reyes.leomaris/replicando-el-ui-del-perfil-de-facebook-en-xamarin-forms-195c0ec221d3

Thanks for reading!!! 💚💕

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