Native actionbar

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  1. Remel
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    Posted 29 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    I would really like to use a native actionbar for an Android application instead of making a HTML version such as the Kendo Music Store demo application.  So, is there currently anyway to integrate either the ActionBarCompat or ActionBarSherlock libraries into an Icenium built application?  Would a plugin be able to supply this functionality?
  2. Iva Koevska
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    Posted 30 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Remel,

    Custom plugins are definitely your best bet for what you're trying to achieve. The bad news is I haven't been able to find a custom plugin that would work for you in just a few clicks. You will need to do some work to get this functionality up and running.

    As a starter, you can check out this existing custom plugin which lets you use ActionBarSherlock. However, it hasn't been updated in a while and you would need to update it to be compatible with Cordova 3.0 and create a plugin.xml for it.

    Should you decide to go with ActionBarCompat, there don't seem to be any available custom plugins, so you will have to develop one on your own or check this StackOverflow thread for more ideas.

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    Iva Koevska
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  3. Remel
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    Posted 30 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    Iva,

    Thanks for the reply and the links, I had actually seen the android-actionbarsherlock-tabbar-plugin, and had planned on using to help write my own custom plugin, but when I saw in the README that I needed to modify the activity that extends the DroidGap class, it made me wonder how I would do something like that using Icenium which doesn't expose any of the java code (at least not through Mist or Graphite that I have seen).

    I will just have to play around with it more to see if a plugin will be able to do what I want.
  4. Answer
    Iva Koevska
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    Posted 31 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Remel,

    Yes, at this moment, Icenium does not expose the Java code. Since this might be a hefty improvement in the product, you can suggest adding this feature to the product in our Feedback Portal.

     
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    Iva Koevska
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