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Creating Dynamic UI with Android Fragments by Jim Wilson

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Improving navigation with the ActionBar

Beginning at API Level 11 (Android 3.0), Android moved away from using traditional menus to instead use the ActionBar. The ActionBar provides action items that are a combination of button-based actions that appear directly on the ActionBar and menu-based actions that appear in a drop-down list when the user taps on the Action overflow button. The following screenshot shows the available ActionBar actions:

Improving navigation with the ActionBar

What many developers don't realize is that the button-based and menu-based actions are just a small subset of what the ActionBar actually does. The ActionBar now serves as a central point for many navigation-related ...

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