Support Library v.7


#1

I’m wondering what your opinion is of using the new ActionBar functionality in the newly released Android Support Library (v7)?

I’ve noticed that while they provide a new ActionMode class, I didn’t see a new ListView class for contextual menus (sorry - I know this is chapter 18 stuff). Do you know if there is any other missing functionality? I’m about to upgrade an app to be able to use ActionBars and such, and I’m asking for guidance. I apologize if this is beyond the scope of this forum.


#2

They don’t provide a new ListView class, no - but neither does ActionBarSherlock.

We’ve been getting this question a lot lately and, well - ABS is familiar, it works, it’s been around forever. What does ActionBarCompat get you that ABS doesn’t? We’re just not seeing much reason to switch.