Android AppCompat ActionBar Advice

30 July 2013
  • AppCompat
  • ActionBar
  • action bar
  • Android
  • Gradle
  • support library
  • Holo
  • Jelly Bean
  • Google

Couple of weeks ago, along with the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Google released a new AppCompat support library bringing the action bar all the way down to devices running Android 2.1. I couldn't find a simple example on the web combining Gradle and the new library, so I decided to do it myself.

First off, I created a new Android project, using the new Gradle project structure and a simple Gradle build file. In the build file, apart from the basic stuff you can find all over the place, you need to add a dependency to...

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