Tag: android-actionbar

Android action bar like twitter sample

What is the best way to implement action bar like twitter sample UI Pattern. Twitter for Android: A closer look at Android’s evolving UI patterns Pattern 4: Action Bar http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/05/twitter-for-android-closer-look-at.html

OnCreateView called multiple times / Working with ActionBar and Fragments

I switched part of my App from Activities to Fragments so that I can use the neat ActionBar tabs. However, after completing the transition I ran into an issue: whenever I switch to another tab, that Fragment gets created all over again. Both onCreate and onCreateView get called every time I get to a tab. […]

How does the Android L contacts app collapse its toolbar?

I’ve been trying to reproduce the way that the Contacts app on version 5.0 collapses the toolbar when the listview is scrolled. Gallery of screenshots demonstrating the desired interaction Note the collapse of the toolbar in stages, where it displays search+last contact, fades last contact, collapses last contact, collapses search, leaving only the tabs. So […]

Android v7 Toolbar button alignment

I added android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar in my app using below code, now I want to show a button in the right end of the toolbar, but not able to do so. <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?> <android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar xmlns:android=”http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android” xmlns:tools=”http://schemas.android.com/tools” android:layout_width=”match_parent” android:layout_height=”wrap_content” android:background=”@color/accent_color” android:minHeight=”?attr/actionBarSize” android:layout_alignParentTop=”true” tools:context=”.MyActivity” android:theme=”@style/ThemeOverlay.AppCompat.ActionBar”> <Button android:layout_width=”wrap_content” android:layout_height=”wrap_content” android:id=”@+id/showevents” android:textSize=”12sp” android:background=”@null” android:layout_alignParentEnd=”true” android:layout_alignParentRight=”true” android:textColor=”@color/white” android:text=”UPCOMING \nEVENTS”/> </android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar> I […]

Spinner : onItemSelected not called when selected item remains the same

I have a OnItemSelectedListener for my Spinner, but it is not called when the selected item is the same as the previous one. Apparently the OnClickListener is not an option for a Spinner. I need to catch everytime a user click on an item. Any idea? Maybe the fact that this Spinner is inside the […]

“You need to use a Theme.Appcompat theme…” when testing ActionBarActivity, but I am

I have a problem when testing an app which uses ActionBarActivity from android-support-v7-appcompat via Android JUnit test in Eclipse. When running in an emulator or device everything seems to work fine. I tried using a mock application as in ActivityUnitTestCase and startActivity with ActionBarActivity and changed the parent theme in values-v11 etc. as suggested in […]

How to force overflow menu on android actionbar compat?

Android action bar compat Is it possible? On older devices (pre 3.0) the items that don’t fit the action bar are only shown when the menu key is pressed, I want these items to be grouped in the actionbar’s overflow menu.

Show popup menu on `ActionBar` item click

I have an ActionBar with an action item on it. After clicking on the action item, I want to show a popup menu. I implemented this method, but I want to anchor it to the action item or to the ActionBar, not to any view from layout. How to get some kind of view to […]

Android up navigation for an Activity with multiple parents

I have a problem for implementing up navigation on an app with this navigation tree: The standard implementation of the back button is fine. The problem start when trying to implement the Up button. What I expect: when the user is on Detail 5 Activity and press the up button the app goes to List […]

How to customize Android ActionBar to show a custom view before the tabs?

I’m using a custom view for the ActionBar with Tabs. My problem is the ordering of the custom view. Android is displaying it AFTER the tabs – which I do not want. I want the custom view displayed BEFORE the tabs. Is there a way to customize the actionBar to show the custom view before […]

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