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Action Bar not show for Android Studio 1.0

Am using Android Studio 1.0 for this project and the action bar is not show up for Edit Friends and Choose Recipient. Upon researching I learnt you have to extends ActionBarActivity for action bar to appear. Now my question is I have extends ActionBarActivity in the RecipientsActivity class and getting red colour error with the below:

  • getListView()
    • setListAdapter(adapter);
    • .onListItemClick(l, v, position, id);

Your help will be appreciated.


5 Answers

Andre Kettschau
Andre Kettschau
20,054 Points

I ran into the same problem, you cannot extend from ActionBarView and ListView at the same time. My solution was to declare the ListView as a member Variable:

protected ListView mListview;

in onCreate:

mListview = (ListView) findViewById(R.id.receipientsListView);

With that in place you can replace "getListView()" with "mListview"

The id of your ListView has to bet set too (in the layout file)

Andre Kettschau
Andre Kettschau
20,054 Points

change getListView().setListAdapter(ArrayAdapter) to mListview.setListAdapter(ArrayAdapter)


onListItemClick(ListView,View,int,long) to mListview.onListItemClick(ListView,View,int,long)

Ian Z
Ian Z
14,584 Points

hey! i tried this but in mListview.setListAdapter(ArrayAdapter) the setListAdapter is marked red, is it ok to change to .setAdapter?

same problem here with setListAdapter(ArrayAdapter). mListView is a ListView, not a ListActivity.

Thank you for sharing. Am going to try in and let you know

I tried and I got this error message and same error:

Error:(86, 29) error: cannot find symbol method getListView() Error:(89, 21) error: cannot find symbol method setListAdapter(ArrayAdapter<String>) Error:(147, 5) error: method does not override or implement a method from a supertype Error:(149, 14) error: cannot find symbol method onListItemClick(ListView,View,int,long) Error:(186, 29) error: cannot find symbol method getListView() Error:(187, 17) error: cannot find symbol method getListView()

Any tips please!