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Android Build a Self-Destructing Message Android App Capturing Photos and Videos Adding a Camera Button in the Action Bar

Slava Fleer
Slava Fleer
6,086 Points

How to add icon instead text in overflow menu when you pressing on 3 dots in Action Bar ?

The only option when I see the icon and not text of menu item is when app:showAsAction="always" or ifroom , but it puts the icon in Action Bar. I want this icon in menu after pressing 3 dots. Tried every showAsAction variations.

Thanks for your time =)

1 Answer

Hello,

I do not believe it is common practice for Android to include icons in the overflow menu, this stackoverflow post gives more details on not using icons. Having said that, there are a few ways to do so(although some feel very hackish). The less hackish route I've seen, but have I have not tried out either method, would be to do so programatically, as given in this stackoverflow post. Again, I would recommend going with standard coding practices and not worry about icons in the overflow area.

Slava Fleer
Slava Fleer
6,086 Points

thanks. In future I will check the links.