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Pro Android 4 by Satya Komatineni, Dave MacLean

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Working with Other Menu Types

So far you've covered some of the simpler, although quite functional, menu types. As you walk through the SDK, you see that Android also supports icon menus, submenus, context menus, and alternative menus. Out of these, alternative menus are unique to Android. This section covers all of these menu types.

Expanded Menus

If an application has more menu items than it can display on the main screen, Android shows the More menu item to allow the user to see the rest. This menu, called an expanded menu, appears automatically when there are too many menu items to display in the limited amount of space. You can see this More menu item in Figure 7–2.

Working with Icon Menus

Android supports not only text but also images or ...

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