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How to replace deprecated android.support.v4.app.ActionBarDrawerToggle

Posted by: admin March 11, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Yesterday (17-10-2014) I have update Android SDK and support-library-v4.jar of my App, now I get deprecation warning related to ActionBarDrawerToggle, reading the documentation seems that I have to use the ActionBarDrawerToggle in support-library-v7.appcompact.jar.

Here some parts of my Activity that could be relevants:

import android.app.ActionBar;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.res.Configuration;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.v4.app.ActionBarDrawerToggle;
import android.support.v4.app.FragmentActivity;
import android.support.v4.view.GravityCompat;
import android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MenuInflater;
import android.view.MenuItem;
import android.view.View;
import android.webkit.WebView;
import android.widget.LinearLayout;
import android.widget.ListView;
import android.widget.RelativeLayout;
import android.widget.TextView;


public class MyActivity extends FragmentActivity {
    private ActionBar bar;
    private CustomActionBarDrawerToggle mDrawerToggle;
    private DrawerLayout mDrawer;
    private ListView mDrawerList;

    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_infoviewer);

        bar = this.getActionBar();

        bar.setDisplayHomeAsUpEnabled(true);

        bar.setHomeButtonEnabled(true);
        bar.setDisplayShowTitleEnabled(false);
        mDrawer = (DrawerLayout) findViewById(R.id.drawer_layout);

        mDrawer.setBackgroundColor(getResources().getColor(R.color.White));
        initNavMenu();
        try {
            mDrawerToggle = new CustomActionBarDrawerToggle(this, mDrawer);
        } catch (RuntimeException e) {
            e.printStackTrace();
        }

        mDrawer.setDrawerListener(mDrawerToggle);
    }

    ....

    private void initNavMenu() {
        NavMenuAdapter mAdapter = MyDrawers.getDefaultDrawer(MyActivity.this, true);
        mDrawerList = (ListView) findViewById(R.id.drawer);
        mDrawerList.setBackgroundColor(getResources().getColor(R.color.GreenMoneyDark));
        if (mDrawerList != null) mDrawerList.setAdapter(mAdapter);
        mDrawerList.setOnItemClickListener(new DrawerItemClickListener(MyActivity.this, mDrawer, mDrawerList));
    }

    @Override
    protected void onPostCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onPostCreate(savedInstanceState);
        // Sync the toggle state after onRestoreInstanceState has occurred.
        mDrawerToggle.syncState();
    }

    @Override
    public void onConfigurationChanged(Configuration newConfig) {
        super.onConfigurationChanged(newConfig);
        mDrawerToggle.onConfigurationChanged(newConfig);
    }

    private class CustomActionBarDrawerToggle extends ActionBarDrawerToggle {

        public CustomActionBarDrawerToggle(Activity mActivity,
                                           DrawerLayout mDrawerLayout) {
            super(mActivity, mDrawerLayout, R.drawable.action_drawer,
                    R.string.ns_menu_open, R.string.ns_menu_close);
        }

        @Override
        public void onDrawerClosed(View view) {
            bar.setTitle(getString(R.string.ns_menu_close));
            invalidateOptionsMenu(); // creates call to onPrepareOptionsMenu()
        }

        @Override
        public void onDrawerOpened(View drawerView) {
            bar.setTitle(getString(R.string.ns_menu_open));
            invalidateOptionsMenu(); // creates call to onPrepareOptionsMenu()
        }
    }

}

I have tried to copy support-library-v7 and replace

import android.support.v4.app.ActionBarDrawerToggle;

with

 import android.support.v7.app.ActionBarDrawerToggle;

this has caused compilation problem in

 public CustomActionBarDrawerToggle(Activity mActivity,
                                               DrawerLayout mDrawerLayout) {
                super(mActivity, mDrawerLayout, R.drawable.action_drawer,
                        R.string.ns_menu_open, R.string.ns_menu_close);
            }

So I have tried to replace R.drawable.action_drawer with

public CustomActionBarDrawerToggle(Activity mActivity,
                                           DrawerLayout mDrawerLayout) {
            super(mActivity, mDrawerLayout,new Toolbar(MyActivity.this) ,
                    R.string.ns_menu_open, R.string.ns_menu_close);
        }

this compiles but crash at Runtime with

 java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Failed resolution of: Landroid/support/v7/appcompat/R$attr;
            at android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar.<init>(Toolbar.java:190)
            at android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar.<init>(Toolbar.java:186)

Note that android-support-v7-appcompat.jar is correctly added in project dependencies
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How to&Answers:

Adding only android-support-v7-appcompat.jar to library dependencies is not enough, you have also to import in your project the module that you can find in your SDK at the path \android-sdk\extras\android\support\v7\appcompatand after that add module dependencies configuring the project structure in this way

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otherwise are included only the class files of support library and the app is not able to load the other resources causing the error.

In addition as reVerse suggested replace this

public CustomActionBarDrawerToggle(Activity mActivity,
                                           DrawerLayout mDrawerLayout) {
            super(mActivity, mDrawerLayout,new Toolbar(MyActivity.this) ,
                    R.string.ns_menu_open, R.string.ns_menu_close);
        }

with

public CustomActionBarDrawerToggle(Activity mActivity,
                                           DrawerLayout mDrawerLayout) {
            super(mActivity, mDrawerLayout, R.string.ns_menu_open, R.string.ns_menu_close);
        }

Answer:

There’s no need for you to use super-call of the ActionBarDrawerToggle which requires the Toolbar. This means instead of using the following constructor:

ActionBarDrawerToggle(Activity activity, DrawerLayout drawerLayout, Toolbar toolbar, int openDrawerContentDescRes, int closeDrawerContentDescRes)

You should use this one:

ActionBarDrawerToggle(Activity activity, DrawerLayout drawerLayout, int openDrawerContentDescRes, int closeDrawerContentDescRes)

So basically the only thing you have to do is to remove your custom drawable:

super(mActivity, mDrawerLayout, R.string.ns_menu_open, R.string.ns_menu_close);

More about the “new” ActionBarDrawerToggle in the Docs (click).

Answer:

you must use import android.support.v7.app.ActionBarDrawerToggle;

and use the constructor

public CustomActionBarDrawerToggle(Activity mActivity,DrawerLayout mDrawerLayout)
{
    super(mActivity, mDrawerLayout, R.string.ns_menu_open, R.string.ns_menu_close);
}

and if the drawer toggle button becomes dark then you must use the supportActionBar provided in the support library.

You can implement supportActionbar from this link: http://developer.android.com/training/basics/actionbar/setting-up.html

Answer:

Insted of

drawer.setDrawerListener(toggle);

You can use

drawer.addDrawerListener(toggle);