Archive for September, 2012

Styling the ActionBar – Part 2

Friday, September 28th, 2012

In the previous article we used Jeff Gilfelt’s Android ActionBar Style Generator to create some assets and we set up our base Theme. In this article we’ll look at building up our styles to get the ActionBar looking how we would like it.

Styling the ActionBar – Part 1

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Recently on Styling Android we’ve been looking at the ActionBar, but this would not be complete without having a look at how we can customise the look and feel of our ActionBar. Up to know the stuff that we’ve looked at on ActionBar has been relatively straightforward, however getting the styling right can be a little tricky. The main reason for this is simply that there is a sparsity of documentation on this issue and it often requires studying the Android source to determine how to style a particular part of the ActionBar.


Friday, September 14th, 2012

Following on from the recent series on basic ActionBar, we’ll now have a look at concept which can really make our ActionBar even more powerful: ActionMode.

Basic ActionBar – Part 5

Friday, September 7th, 2012

In the previous article we looked at using different controls in our ActionBar to provide custom behaviour. That’s all well and good, but suppose we actually want to do something a little more complex? In this article we’ll have a look at how we can use custom layouts within our ActionBar.