Android ActionBar using Appcompat_V7 library

We already learned how to add ActionBar to the application in the previous tutorial Android ActionBar Tutorial. In this tutorial we are going to show how to use Android ActionBar using Appcompat V7 support library to add ActionBar support to the android versions prior to Honeycomb (ie. Api less than ll) See flowing Steps : ActionBar is introduced in […]

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Android ActionBar Tutorial

The action bar (ActionBar) is a window feature usually located at the top of the activity. We can add app icon, action items, action overflow items in the actionbar. In this tutorial we are going to see how to add ActionBar to our project. See flowing Steps : ActionBar  is introduced in Honeycomb – Android 3.0 (API level 11). […]

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Android How to Receive Incoming SMS – Tutorial

SMS is a cool feature in mobile phones. Let’s learn how to read and display all SMS form inbox and receive an incoming SMS. See flowing Steps : Declare RECEIVE_SMS permission in the manifest file. This gives us access to receive incoming sms through BroadcastReceiver. Declare READ_SMS permission in the manifest file. This is required to read […]

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Android Reading Phone Contacts Example

In this tutorial we are going to show how to read phone contacts which includes Phone Numbers and Email IDs display them in ListView. Show counter and progress bar while fetching the contacts form the device. To demonstrate this example I have used two of our previous tutorials. Android ListView Example Progress Dialog – Android Example […]

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Contact Picker using Intent – Android Tutorial

In this tutorial we are going to show how to pick contacts from default People application and display the Contact Name and Phone Number using startActivityForResult and Intent. See flowing Steps : Create a new Intent with action type ACTION_PICK. Set target as ContactsContract.CommonDataKinds.Phone.CONTENT_URI. Launch the intent using startActivityForResult with the predefined request code. Override onActivityResult method to handle the result of the picker […]

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