I am trying to architect an android App for the first time. I can read in English but not excellent. First I read android.developer.com. I have got an Activity with listview on it. I also want to have menus of 2 types: 1 - for the general for example with commands â€œhelpâ€, â€œcustomizeâ€ etc.; 2 - for 1 or many selected list rows â€œshareâ€, â€œdeleteâ€ etc.
I did menu number 1 as an Action Bar on my Activity. That was good. First I wanted to place menu number 2 as a contextual menu (long click to run), but in that site they say â€œcontextual menu is old, use Contextual Action Bar instedâ€. OK, I read about CAB. As I understood when user will select rows in the list CAB will appear just with the same button (with 3 dots in the right top corner), so for user menu will change completely. This is very strange! And OK if I except that user will get used to this transformation, what if he selected 10 items and decide to look â€œHelpâ€? There will be no â€œhelpâ€ available!
I do not have an android device and I cannot just look how it is on real programs. Please, if somebody understand what I am talking about, explain to me how it should work? Please, if you can, show me some printscreen examples what it looks like..
EDIT: My goal is (1) to build in contextual menu into App right way (modern way) and my question is (2) if I understand right user cannot reach Action Bar menu (number 1) from selection mode. Is it so?View original question