ActionBar and Holo in Android 2+

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ActionBar and Holo in Android 2+

  1. 1. Design like ICS, Holo for Android 2+Use action bar and HOLO theme in Android 2+ applications Michal CoPLaS Pavlasek www.pavlasek.sk/devel/ twitter.com/pavlasek
  2. 2. About me● Java, Android, Grails (etc...) developer● Im not creator of ActionBarSkerlock orHoloEverywhere● Just fan of it
  3. 3. ActionBarSherlock Extension of the compatibility library.Action bar design pattern across all versions of Android with a single API. http://actionbarsherlock.com/
  4. 4. HoloEverywhere Port of Holo Theme to Android 1.6+https://github.com/ChristopheVersieux/HoloEverywhere
  5. 5. ActionBarSherlock● Eclipse: include ActionBarSherlock as a libraryproject● Activity extends Sherlock* - SherlockActivity,SherlockFragmentActivityInteraction with the action bar is handled by●calling getSupportActionBar() (instead ofgetActionBar()).
  6. 6. ActionBarSherlock Theming:● requires a set of default themes, one of which must be applied to each activity on which you want the action bar present● Theme.Sherlock, Theme.Sherlock.Light, or Theme.Sherlock.Light.DarkActionBar
  7. 7. ActionBarSherlock Imports:● Includes and uses a lot of classes that are named the same as their native counterparts ● com.actionbarsherlock.app.ActionBar ● com.actionbarsherlock.view.Menu ● com.actionbarsherlock.view.MenuItem ● com.actionbarsherlock.view.MenuInflater
  8. 8. ActionBarSherlock Examples:@Overridepublic boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(final Menu menu) { final MenuInflater inflater = getSupportMenuInflater(); inflater.inflate(R.menu.only_info2, menu); return true;}
  9. 9. ActionBarSherlock
  10. 10. ActionBarSherlockUse <item name="absForceOverflow">true</item> in style...
  11. 11. HoloEverywhere Port of Holo Theme to Android 1.6+ Themes:● Theme.HoloEverywhereDark● Theme.HoloEverywhereLight● Theme.HoloEverywhereDark.Sherlock● Theme.HoloEverywhereLight.Sherlock
  12. 12. HoloEverywhere Examples:
  13. 13. HoloEverywhere Examples:
  14. 14. More info ActionBarSherlock: http://actionbarsherlock.com/ https://twitter.com/JakeWharton HoloEverywhere:https://github.com/ChristopheVersieux/HoloEverywhere

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