Posts Tagged ‘ action bar ’

An expandable action using Custom Action Provider in pre Honeycomb versions using Sherlock library

August 4, 2012
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Custom Action View using Custom Action Provider in Action Bar

This article is an extension to the article “Creating Custom Action Provider in Action Bar“. In this article we will see , how to add action views to action bars using custom action provider in pre Honeycomb android versions. The application discussed here is developed in Eclipse ( 3.7.2 ) with ADT plugin (...

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Adding ShareActionProvider to action bar in pre Honeycomb versions using Sherlock library

August 4, 2012
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Share Action in Action Bar

ShareActionProvider is a simple means to place a “Share” action button in an application’s activity. In the article titled “Using ShareActionProvider in Action Bar“, we have added a “Share” action button to the action bar for Honeycomb and its higher Android versions. In this article we will see how to add “Share” button to...

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Hierarchical up navigation in pre Honeycomb versions using Sherlock library

August 3, 2012
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Action bar with Up hierarchical navigation

Hierarchical screen navigation is a useful feature added in Android 3.0 ( Honeycomb ) . Suppose our application’s target is Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and above, then we can easily enable the navigation as described in the article “Hierarchical screen navigation by enabling up navigation in Action bar“. But for the pre Honeycomb versions, we...

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Creating an expandable action view in pre Honeycomb Android versions using Sherlock library

August 2, 2012
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Expandable Action View Demo

This article is an extension of the article titled “Adding Custom Action View to Action Bar in Android” where we have seen how to create expandable action view in Honeycomb and its above versions. In this article we will see how to create expandable action views in pre Honeycomb versions where built in action...

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Adding Drop down navigation to action bar in pre Honeycomb versions using Sherlock library

August 1, 2012
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Dropdown navigation in Action Bar using Sherlock library

In the article titled “Adding Drop down navigation to action bar in Android“, we have seen how to add dropdown navigation to action bar for Android 3.0 ( Honeycomb ) and above. In this article we will see how to add dropdown navigation to action bar for Android 2.x and above. Since action bar...

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Adding Navigation tabs containing listview to Action Bar in Pre Honeycomb versions using Sherlock library

July 30, 2012
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Showing navigational tabs in Action Bar using Sherlock Library

In the article titled “Adding Navigation Tabs containing listview to Action Bar in Android“, we added navigational tabs to action bar. Action bar is introduced with Android 3.0 ( Honeycomb ) and is not supported in its previous versions. In order to create action bar in pre Honeycomb versions, we could use Sherlock library...

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Adding menus to action bar in pre Honeycomb versions using Sherlock library

July 29, 2012
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Action Bar in Pre Honeycomb versions

In the article titled “Adding Action items and Overflow menu items to Action Bar in Android“, we have seen how to add action items and overflow menu items to action bar in Android. Since action bar is introduced in Android 3.0 ( API Level 11 ) , we can not run that application in...

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Setting up Sherlock library for action bar in pre Honeycomb Android Applications

July 28, 2012
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Setting up Action bar Sherlock

In this article, we will see how to set up sherlock library ( 4.1.0-0 )  to use in pre Honeycomb Android applications, developing in Eclipse IDE (3.7.2 ) with ADT plugin ( 20.0.2 ) . 1. Download the latest version(4.1.0) of sherlock library from here 2.Extract the downloaded file to a local directory 3. Open...

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Adding Drop down navigation to action bar in Android

July 23, 2012
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In this article, we will see how to add a dropdown navigation to an actionbar in Android. This application is developed in Eclipse 3.7.2 and tested in Android Virtual Device of API level 14. 1. Create an Android project namely “ActionBarDropdownNavigation” 2. Select Android Build target 3. Enter application details 4. Open and update...

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Creating Custom Action Provider in Action Bar

July 22, 2012
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In the article titled “Adding Custom Action View to Action Bar in Android“, we have seen how to add widgets such as edittext in to actionbar. In this article we will do the same thing but in a different method that is using action provider. The  advantage of using action provider instead of action...

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