The following is the first few sections of a chapter from The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development, plus headings for the remaining major sections, to give you an idea about the content of the chapter.

Other Advanced Action Bar Techniques

The action bar offers a number of other features that developers can take advantage of, ones that do not necessarily fit into the other chapters. Hence, this chapter is a “catch all” for other things you may wish to do with your action bar. Note that this chapter is focused on the native action bar, not the AppCompat backport.


Understanding this chapter requires that you have read the core chapters, particularly the one on the action bar.

Action Layouts

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Action Views and Action Providers

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Floating Action Bars

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