Chapter     6

Android UI Action Bar: Advanced Action Bar Design and ActionBar Class

Now that we’ve covered the different types of Android Menu related classes in the previous two chapters, in the sixth chapter, you will begin learning more about the Android ActionBar class. The ActionBar was introduced in V3 of Android (Honeycomb), also known as API Level 11, or as Android 3.0.

An ActionBar approach allows us to free-up more screen real estate for our applications. This is because by using the ActionBar we can keep menu-type operations out of our primary User Interface ViewGroup layout containers.

Android’s ActionBar class allows us to create different types of ActionBar structures for our Android application, from icon-based ActionBar menus ...

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