Should I Use Shell?

Aston13 41 Reputation points
2021-04-17T09:54:29.737+00:00

Hi, I'm new to Xamarin and I am planning to try to make my first app with this flow:

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The Shell seems nice but the docs state that it's used with Flyout or Tabs. I don't want to use Flyout or Tabs right now as my navigation flow will be page-to-page by clicking on an item in a list or going back. Is it still possible/good practice to use the Shell in this scenario?

*Maybe at the most I can put a version number, and logout button in a Flyout.

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  1. 2021-04-19T02:37:13.627+00:00

    Hello,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    the Shell change tabs will slower than nonshell.

    Switching between tabs will lead to something reload/recreate, e.g webview ,refer to https://github.com/xamarin/Xamarin.Forms/issues/9073 , this is the reason why it is slower.

    I don't want to use Flyout or Tabs right now as my navigation flow will be page-to-page by clicking on an item in a list or going back

    If the navigation pattern is pretty simply in your application , I suggest you use non-shell project , it is more flexible .


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