Android APIs
public abstract class

ActionMode

extends Object
java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.support.v7.view.ActionMode

Class Overview

Represents a contextual mode of the user interface. Action modes can be used to provide alternative interaction modes and replace parts of the normal UI until finished. Examples of good action modes include text selection and contextual actions.

Developer Guides

For information about how to provide contextual actions with ActionMode, read the Menus developer guide.

Summary

Nested Classes
interface ActionMode.Callback Callback interface for action modes. 
Public Constructors
ActionMode()
Public Methods
abstract void finish()
Finish and close this action mode.
abstract View getCustomView()
Returns the current custom view for this action mode.
abstract Menu getMenu()
Returns the menu of actions that this action mode presents.
abstract MenuInflater getMenuInflater()
Returns a MenuInflater with the ActionMode's context.
abstract CharSequence getSubtitle()
Returns the current subtitle of this action mode.
Object getTag()
Retrieve the tag object associated with this ActionMode.
abstract CharSequence getTitle()
Returns the current title of this action mode.
boolean getTitleOptionalHint()
abstract void invalidate()
Invalidate the action mode and refresh menu content.
boolean isTitleOptional()
abstract void setCustomView(View view)
Set a custom view for this action mode.
abstract void setSubtitle(int resId)
Set the subtitle of the action mode.
abstract void setSubtitle(CharSequence subtitle)
Set the subtitle of the action mode.
void setTag(Object tag)
Set a tag object associated with this ActionMode.
abstract void setTitle(CharSequence title)
Set the title of the action mode.
abstract void setTitle(int resId)
Set the title of the action mode.
void setTitleOptionalHint(boolean titleOptional)
Set whether or not the title/subtitle display for this action mode is optional.
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Inherited Methods
From class java.lang.Object

Public Constructors

public ActionMode ()

Public Methods

public abstract void finish ()

Finish and close this action mode. The action mode's ActionMode.Callback will have its onDestroyActionMode(ActionMode) method called.

public abstract View getCustomView ()

Returns the current custom view for this action mode.

Returns
View The current custom view

public abstract Menu getMenu ()

Returns the menu of actions that this action mode presents.

Returns
Menu The action mode's menu.

public abstract MenuInflater getMenuInflater ()

Returns a MenuInflater with the ActionMode's context.

Returns
MenuInflater

public abstract CharSequence getSubtitle ()

Returns the current subtitle of this action mode.

Returns
CharSequence Subtitle text

public Object getTag ()

Retrieve the tag object associated with this ActionMode.

Like the tag available to views, this allows applications to associate arbitrary data with an ActionMode for later reference.

Returns
Object Tag associated with this ActionMode

See also:

public abstract CharSequence getTitle ()

Returns the current title of this action mode.

Returns
CharSequence Title text

public boolean getTitleOptionalHint ()

Returns
boolean true if this action mode has been given a hint to consider the title/subtitle display to be optional.

public abstract void invalidate ()

Invalidate the action mode and refresh menu content. The mode's ActionMode.Callback will have its onPrepareActionMode(ActionMode, Menu) method called. If it returns true the menu will be scanned for updated content and any relevant changes will be reflected to the user.

public boolean isTitleOptional ()

Returns
boolean true if this action mode considers the title and subtitle fields as optional. Optional titles may not be displayed to the user.

public abstract void setCustomView (View view)

Set a custom view for this action mode. The custom view will take the place of the title and subtitle. Useful for things like search boxes.

Parameters
view View: Custom view to use in place of the title/subtitle.

public abstract void setSubtitle (int resId)

Set the subtitle of the action mode. This method will have no visible effect if a custom view has been set.

Parameters
resId int: Resource ID of a string to set as the subtitle

public abstract void setSubtitle (CharSequence subtitle)

Set the subtitle of the action mode. This method will have no visible effect if a custom view has been set.

Parameters
subtitle CharSequence: Subtitle string to set

public void setTag (Object tag)

Set a tag object associated with this ActionMode.

Like the tag available to views, this allows applications to associate arbitrary data with an ActionMode for later reference.

Parameters
tag Object: Tag to associate with this ActionMode

See also:

public abstract void setTitle (CharSequence title)

Set the title of the action mode. This method will have no visible effect if a custom view has been set.

Parameters
title CharSequence: Title string to set

public abstract void setTitle (int resId)

Set the title of the action mode. This method will have no visible effect if a custom view has been set.

Parameters
resId int: Resource ID of a string to set as the title

public void setTitleOptionalHint (boolean titleOptional)

Set whether or not the title/subtitle display for this action mode is optional.

In many cases the supplied title for an action mode is merely meant to add context and is not strictly required for the action mode to be useful. If the title is optional, the system may choose to hide the title entirely rather than truncate it due to a lack of available space.

Note that this is merely a hint; the underlying implementation may choose to ignore this setting under some circumstances.

Parameters
titleOptional boolean: true if the title only presents optional information.