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Android Build a Self-Destructing Message Android App Sending Messages Adding a Send Button

Temidayo Adelakin
Temidayo Adelakin
17,505 Points

app:showAsAction doesn't work

I'm on the code challenge for sending messages where you have to add a button to the action bar. I'm on the fourth task where it ask for me to set the button to always show.

From my knowledge of Android "app:showAsAction="always" " is the correct attribute but for some reason it's not working which is insanely annoying. I've tried android:visible but that doesn't work either.

layout.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<menu xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">

    <!-- Add code in here! -->
  <item android:id="@+id/action_like"
        android:icon="@drawable/icon_thumbs_up"
        android:title="@string/like_label"
        app:showAsAction="always"/>

</menu>

1 Answer

Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson
40,532 Points

You have the correct attribute but you want the android namespace.

 android:showAsAction="always"