Posts Tagged ‘ action bar ’

Using ShareActionProvider in Action Bar

July 21, 2012
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In this article we will create a share button in the action bar of the MainActivity screen. For this we will use ShareActionProvider available in Android. In order to create the built in share action, we have to do two things. First, we need to create a menu item with property actionProviderClass having the...

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Adding Custom Action View to Action Bar in Android

July 20, 2012
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In an Action bar, action items are buttons in nature.  Instead of buttons, we can include other views such as edittext or other simple widgets by which the functionalities of the action items can be extended. In this article we will create an application which will display an edittext on the action bar when...

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Hierarchical screen navigation by enabling up navigation in Action bar

July 19, 2012
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The up navigation in action bar facilitates users to traverse from one activity to another activity in a specific hierarchical order. This is especially useful when the activity is opened from another application. In this article we will see how to enable and implement up navigation in action bar. If you want you to...

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Adding Action items and Overflow menu items to Action Bar in Android

July 19, 2012
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In this article we will create an application which will add action items and overflow menu items to action bar. This application is developed in Eclipse 3.7.2 and tested in Android api level 14. If you want to add actions items, overflow menu items  and action bar in pre Honeycomb (API level < 11...

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Adding Navigation Tabs containing listview to Action Bar in Android

July 18, 2012
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Action bar is a container and is visible at the top of the screen. It can contain the items such as application icon, title of the activity, navigation tabs, key actions and options menu. Action bar is introduced in Android version 3.0 ( API Level 11 ) . In this article, we will see...

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