Implementing the friends list

Before we start implementing the friends list screen, we must first add a menu item to ActionBar in our application. Begin by creating a new menu folder within the Resources folder of our project. Next, create a new Android Layout file named ConversationsMenu.axml. Remove the default layout XML created and replace it with the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<menu xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
  <item android:id="@+id/addFriendMenu"
    android:icon="@android:drawable/ic_menu_add"
    android:showAsAction="ifRoom"/>
</menu>

We set up a root menu with one menu item inside it.

The following is a breakdown of what we set for the item in XML:

  • android:id: We will use this later in C# to ...

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