Monthly Archives: October 2013

How to Create a new theme for ActionBar in Android.

By | October 12, 2013

In this post I will be telling you about how to change the default theme of ActionBar with our own custom One. Here I will be changing the background color, textColor and alpha of default ActionBar. Let’s see how it is done. By Checking out the styles.xml you will find that by default it looks like this. Right… Read More »

How to handle configuration change in an activity using Fragments in android?

By | October 6, 2013

Here is a simple example in which we will save or retain the state of the progress using fragments. Note : We have handle a configuration by another way – by ignoring the change i.e using this property in the activity tag android:configChanges=”” By using this android ignores the configuration change and will never try to create a… Read More »

Using Meta-data in Android Manifest and accessing it.

By | October 3, 2013

Sometimes you have the need to set up some app-wide configuration information in an Android app or need to create a class that can be used in multiple projects with a generic way of setting configuration values. This is particularly useful for things like API keys that will probably be different across apps but should be accessible in… Read More »