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Overview of Action Bar
The "Actions Bars" replace the title bar of a window and they are used to display various information:
  • the application icon,
  • the window title,
  • some menu options,
  • the drop-down menu of your window.
Remarks:
  • Android The "Action Bars" are available for the phones and tablets running Android 3 (and later). If an Action Bar is used with an earlier version, a title bar is displayed.
  • Versions 19 and later
    iPhone/iPad The "Action Bars" are available for all the iOS versions. If an Action Bar is used before iOS 7, the options regarding the aspect of the Action Bar (font color, background color, ...) are ignored.
    New in version 19
    iPhone/iPad The "Action Bars" are available for all the iOS versions. If an Action Bar is used before iOS 7, the options regarding the aspect of the Action Bar (font color, background color, ...) are ignored.
    iPhone/iPad The "Action Bars" are available for all the iOS versions. If an Action Bar is used before iOS 7, the options regarding the aspect of the Action Bar (font color, background color, ...) are ignored.
Versions 19 and later
iPhone/iPad The Action Bar control is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.
New in version 19
iPhone/iPad The Action Bar control is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.
iPhone/iPad The Action Bar control is now available for the iPhone/iPad applications.
Versions 21 and later
Universal Windows 10 App The Action Bar control is now available for the applications in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
New in version 21
Universal Windows 10 App The Action Bar control is now available for the applications in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Universal Windows 10 App The Action Bar control is now available for the applications in Universal Windows 10 App mode.
Creating and configuring an Action Bar
The windows are created with an Action Bar by default.
You have the ability to configure the bars used in the window:
  1. Display the description window of the window ("Description" from the popup menu).
  2. In the "Style" tab, specify the content of top bar:
    Choosing the top bar
    • Full screen: no bar is displayed,
    • System bar only: Only the system bar will be displayed.
    • System bar + Action Bar: The system bar and the Action Bar will be displayed.
    • Action Bar only: Only the Action Bar is displayed.
    • System bar + Title: The system bar and the title bar of window are displayed.
    • Title only: Only the title bar of window is displayed.
Versions 20 and later
iPhone/iPad Remarks:
  • If you are using the system bar, you have the ability to configure the transparency of system bar for iOS 7 and later.
  • Versions 23 and later
    For a use in iPhone X, you have the ability to shift the bars according to the sensor area.
    New in version 23
    For a use in iPhone X, you have the ability to shift the bars according to the sensor area.
    For a use in iPhone X, you have the ability to shift the bars according to the sensor area.
New in version 20
iPhone/iPad Remarks:
  • If you are using the system bar, you have the ability to configure the transparency of system bar for iOS 7 and later.
  • Versions 23 and later
    For a use in iPhone X, you have the ability to shift the bars according to the sensor area.
    New in version 23
    For a use in iPhone X, you have the ability to shift the bars according to the sensor area.
    For a use in iPhone X, you have the ability to shift the bars according to the sensor area.
iPhone/iPad Remarks:
  • If you are using the system bar, you have the ability to configure the transparency of system bar for iOS 7 and later.
  • Versions 23 and later
    For a use in iPhone X, you have the ability to shift the bars according to the sensor area.
    New in version 23
    For a use in iPhone X, you have the ability to shift the bars according to the sensor area.
    For a use in iPhone X, you have the ability to shift the bars according to the sensor area.
Versions 22 and later
Android If you are using the system bar, you have the ability to configure the color of system bar:
  • Specific color.
  • System color.
  • Transparent. The color of system bar is the one of Action Bar. This option is taken into account only if the window contains an Action Bar.
  • Adapted to Action Bar. In this case, if the "Material design" skin template is used, the color of system bar corresponds to the color of Action Bar in darker, otherwise the color of Action Bar is used.
Remarks:
  • This setting regarding the color of system bar is available from Android 5.0.
  • The bar color cannot be changed on the Nexus devices.
  • ..SystemBarColor is used to modify this color by programming.
New in version 22
Android If you are using the system bar, you have the ability to configure the color of system bar:
  • Specific color.
  • System color.
  • Transparent. The color of system bar is the one of Action Bar. This option is taken into account only if the window contains an Action Bar.
  • Adapted to Action Bar. In this case, if the "Material design" skin template is used, the color of system bar corresponds to the color of Action Bar in darker, otherwise the color of Action Bar is used.
Remarks:
  • This setting regarding the color of system bar is available from Android 5.0.
  • The bar color cannot be changed on the Nexus devices.
  • ..SystemBarColor is used to modify this color by programming.
Android If you are using the system bar, you have the ability to configure the color of system bar:
  • Specific color.
  • System color.
  • Transparent. The color of system bar is the one of Action Bar. This option is taken into account only if the window contains an Action Bar.
  • Adapted to Action Bar. In this case, if the "Material design" skin template is used, the color of system bar corresponds to the color of Action Bar in darker, otherwise the color of Action Bar is used.
Remarks:
  • This setting regarding the color of system bar is available from Android 5.0.
  • The bar color cannot be changed on the Nexus devices.
  • ..SystemBarColor is used to modify this color by programming.
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video Action Bar
https://youtu.be/84vtPkkM188
amarildo
06 Aug. 2018