Setting up Action Bar Sherlock Library 4.3.1 for Eclipse IDE

July 18, 2013

Action Bar Sherlock library is used to create action bar and related stuff in pre Honeycomb Android versions.

In this article, we will see how to set up Action Bar Sherlock library ( 4.3.1 ) for Eclipse IDE ( 4.2.0 ) .

1. Download the Action Bar Sherlock library (4.3.1)  from here

2.Extract the downloaded file to a local directory

3. Create new Android Project from existing code

Create a new Android project from existing code

Figure 1 : Create a new Android project from existing code

4. Browse the directory “actionbarshelock” and click Finish

Select the directory "actionbarsherlock"

Figure 2 : Browse the directory "actionbarsherlock"

Now, a project is created with the name “actionbarsherlock” and it will be listed in the project explorer.

5. Ensure that, this project is a library project

Right click “actionbarsherlock” in Project  Explorer and click the menu “Properties”. Then in the “Android” tab, tick the checkbox “Is Library” as shown below and click OK.

Library project

Figure 3 : Ensure, this is a library project

7. Done

Now Eclipse is ready to develop Android Applications containing Action Bar for pre Honeycomb versions

8. Applications using Actionbar Sherlock Library
Please open the given below page, to see the list of applications that uses Actionbar Sherlock library :

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2 Responses to Setting up Action Bar Sherlock Library 4.3.1 for Eclipse IDE

  1. Nicky Larson on August 27, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Thank you !

  2. Makers Of Android on November 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    It just an simple guide, easy to understand, Thank you! George Mathew

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