Creating a Context Menu
A context menu appears when a user long-presses a view. The context menu is a floating menu that hovers above the current screen and allows users to choose from various options related to the view they long-pressed.
Thankfully, creating a context menu is quite similar to creating an option menu. You can define the menu in XML and inflate it using the same mechanism that you used when you created the options menu. All you need to do is call
registerForContextMenu() with a view as the target. (See Chapter 9 to find out how to create a view as the target.) After you create that, you need to override the
onCreateContextMenu() call — also demonstrated in Chapter 9.
The Task Reminder application needs a mechanism in which to delete a task when it’s no longer needed. Users can long-press the task in the list, and a context menu pops up that allows them to delete the task by selecting an item from the menu.
Creating the menu XML file
To create this menu, create a new XML file in the
res/menu directory. Name it
list_menu_item_longpress.xml. Type the following into the XML file:
<?xml version=”1.0” encoding=”utf-8”?>
Notice that the
title property uses a new string resource
menu_delete. You need to create a new string resource with the name of
menu_delete and the value of
Delete Reminder. Also note that you don’t need ...