Archive for September, 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.
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.