In Android 4.0, because the action bar is available on phones, there is an increasing interest in using it as a search facility. This section shows how to use a search widget in the action bar.
We will provide code snippets that you can use to modify the project you have seen so far to include a search widget. Although we present only snippets, you can see the full code in the downloadable project for this chapter.
A search view widget is a search box that fits between your tabs and the menu icons in the action bar, as shown in Figure 10–7.
You need to do the following to use ...