Chapter    6

Working with Menus and Action Bars

Android SDK supports regular menus, submenus, context menus, icon menus, and secondary menus. Android 3.0 introduced the action bar, which integrates well with menus. We will cover both menus and action bars in this chapter.

Like many other chapters in the book, we will present the essential code snippets that you can use to work with menus and action bars. The completer code context for these snippets is available in the downloadable application that is specifically developed for this chapter. The link for these downloadable projects is given in the “Resources” section at the end of this chapter.

Working with Menus Through XML Files

In Android the easiest way to work with menus is through XML ...

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