Adding Search to the Action Bar

Along with the Action Bar, Android 3.0 introduced the SearchView widget, which can be included as a menu item when creating a menu. This is now the recommended UI pattern to provide a consistent user experience.

The following screenshot shows the initial appearance of the Search icon in the Action Bar:

Adding Search to the Action Bar

This screenshot shows how the Search option expands when pressed:

Adding Search to the Action Bar

If you want to add a Search functionality to your application, this recipe will walk you through the steps to set up your User Interface and properly configure ...

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