Option Menu

this show how a simple option menu can be displayed. the next bits of code need to be put in the main activity but not in the onCreate method, this is because they are use as soon as the activity is started anyway.

public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
MenuInflater inflater = getMenuInflater();
inflater.inflate(R.menu.mainmenu, menu);
return true;

public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
switch (item.getItemId()) {
case R.id.exit:             finish();
case R.id.view_in_market:    Intent browserIntent = new Intent(“android.intent.action.VIEW”,
return true;

and the xml file for them menu needs to look like this. the order of the menu items changes the location of the buttons in the menu.

<menu xmlns:android=”http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android”&gt;
<item android:id=”@+id/view_in_market”
android:title=”View In Market”
android:icon=”@drawable/view_in_market”/> // these images i use can be found in framework.apk, they are called different names though.
<item android:id=”@+id/exit”


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