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Sams Teach Yourself Google TV™ App Development in 24 Hours by Carmen Delessio

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Hour 10. Organizing Google TV Apps Using the ActionBar

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• How to implement an ActionBar

• How to add Tab Controls

• How to use MenuItems and ActionItems

• How to implement a LeftNavBar

The ActionBar was introduced in Android 3.0 (HoneyComb). It provides a convenient way to include tabs and other navigation elements in a tablet or GoogleTV app. The ActionBar is present throughout the life of the app. This hour covers creating an ActionBar with common elements. It then introduces the left navigation bar, which is built using a special library specifically for GoogleTV.

Implementing an ActionBar

The ActionBar is a UI element that is generally the main point of interaction for user navigation. When users want to jump ...

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