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Profile Header


@IBDesignable open class FUIProfileHeader: NibDesignable

FUIProfileHeader extends UIView to display profile header information. It contains a set of default content views and has different layouts in compact and regular mode.

Scrolling animations are supported if you set up profile header correctly.

Use Profile Header with or without Animation

Without Animation

Simply set table view's tableHeaderView.

tableView.tableHeaderView = profileHeader

With Animation

Scrolling animation will be activated only if all the conditions below are met (otherwise there might be some unexpected behaviors):

  • Profile header is added to table view as a subview.
  • The table view to which profile header is added has isScrollEnable set to true.

  • The table view to which profile header is added is embedded in a navigation controller and the navigation bar is not hidden.

Views Available in FUIProfileHeader

  • imageView: a UIImageView. The image size is set to 80px by 80px. Use image or imageView.imageto set image.

  • headlineLabel: a UILabel intended to display a headline text. Use headlineText to set label text.

  • subheadlineLabel: a UILabel intended to display a subheadline text. Use subheadlineText to set label text.

  • descriptionLabel: a UILabel intended to display a short text. Use descriptionText to set label text.

  • detailContentView: a UIView added to the last position in the stack.

Example Initialization and Configuration

In table view controller's viewDidLoad method:

let profileHeader = FUIProfileHeader()
profileHeader.imageView.image = #imageLiteral(resourceName: "rw")
// To enable a default gradient layer behind the placeholder text.
profileHeader.imageView.isGradientLayerEnabled = true
// Set placeholder text.
profileHeader.imageView.placeholder.text = "This is a placeholder"
profileHeader.headlineText = "Harry Potter"
profileHeader.subheadlineText = "The boy wizard, the boy wizard"
profileHeader.descriptionLabel.text = "This is a description"

//create an activityControl and set to detail content view.
let activityControl = FUIActivityControl()
activityControl.maxVisibleItems = 5
activityControl.itemSize = CGSize(width: 24, height: 24)
activityControl.spacing = CGFloat(36.0)

let phoneActivity =
let msgActivity = FUIActivityItem.message
let emailActivity =
activityControl.addActivities([phoneActivity, msgActivity, emailActivity])
activityControl.activityItems[phoneActivity]?.setTintColor(UIColor.white, for: .normal)
activityControl.activityItems[msgActivity]?.setTintColor(UIColor.white, for: .normal)
activityControl.activityItems[emailActivity]?.setTintColor(UIColor.white, for: .normal)
profileHeader.detailContentView = activityControl

// If no animation is needed.
self.tableView.tableHeaderView = profileHeader

// If you want the scrolling animation.
// self.tableView.addSubview(profileHeader)

Important: There is no way to add a view as a subview of UITableView in storyboard/nib file. We highly recommend that developer's set up the profile header programmatically, but if you really need to use storyboard/nib file, follow the instructions below:

  1. In storyboard/nib file, create a separate UIView which is not under the structure of your UITableView and set custom class to FUIProfileHeader.

  2. Set up an IBOutlet property for your profile header so that you can access it in your controller.

  3. In viewDidLoad(), programmatically add it to table view as a subview.

@IBOutlet var profileHeader: FUIProfileHeader!

override func viewDidLoad() {


Supported style classes


Last update: April 14, 2021