Monday, July 16, 2012

Implement grouped CheckBox on Action Menu

Example of Action Menu with grouped CheckBox.

Action Menu with grouped CheckBox


Create /res/menu/activity_main.xml to define action menu.
<menu xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <item android:id="@+id/menu_settings"
        android:title="@string/menu_settings"
        android:orderInCategory="100"
        android:showAsAction="never" />
    <group android:checkableBehavior="single">
        <item android:id="@+id/selecta"
              android:title="Selection A" android:checked="true"/>
        <item android:id="@+id/selectb"
              android:title="Selection B" />
        <item android:id="@+id/selectc"
              android:title="Selection C" />
    </group>
</menu>


The checked status will not be updated automatically. We can change it in onOptionsItemSelected() callback method.
package com.example.androidactionbar;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MenuItem;
import android.widget.Toast;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
    }

    @Override
    public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
        getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.activity_main, menu);
        return true;
    }

 @Override
 public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
  switch (item.getItemId()) {
        case R.id.selecta:
         item.setChecked(true);
         Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), 
           "A Selected", 
           Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
         return true;
        case R.id.selectb:
         item.setChecked(true);
         Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), 
           "B Selected", 
           Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
         return true;
        case R.id.selectc:
         item.setChecked(true);
         Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), 
           "C Selected", 
           Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
         return true;
        default:
            return super.onOptionsItemSelected(item);    
  }
 }

}



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks!