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Part III: Creating a Feature-Rich Applic... > Chapter 12: Going à la Carte with Yo...

Chapter 12

Going à la Carte with Your Menu

In This Chapter

  • Knowing great menus from bad ones
  • Building an options menu
  • Building a context menu

Okay, I don't mean that kind of menu. Sure, I wish I were down at my favorite Mexican restaurant, ordering some excellent chips and salsa, but I'm not. Instead, I'm talking about menus inside an Android application!

Android tablets provide a simple mechanism for you to add menus to your applications. You find the following types of menus:

  • Action bar: The action bar is a new addition to Android 3.0. The action bar contains the most commonly used menu options you would encounter in a tablet application. These menu options, located in the upper-right side of the application screen, appear as icons with text or simply as text references to the action that they perform.

  

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