Drop down navigation to action bar in Android – Example

In Example, we will see how to add a dropdown navigation to an actionbar in Android.

Create Android Project. And your MainActivity.java file Code is given below.

Step : 1 – MainActivity.java

package in.wptrafficanalyzer.actionbardropdownnavigation;
import android.app.ActionBar;
import android.app.ActionBar.OnNavigationListener;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.Toast;
public class MainActivity extends Activity {
    /** An array of strings to populate dropdown list */
    String[] actions = new String[] {
    /** Called when the activity is first created. */
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        /** Create an array adapter to populate dropdownlist */
        ArrayAdapter<String> adapter = new ArrayAdapter<String>(getBaseContext(), android.R.layout.simple_spinner_dropdown_item, actions);
        /** Enabling dropdown list navigation for the action bar */
        /** Defining Navigation listener */
        ActionBar.OnNavigationListener navigationListener = new OnNavigationListener() {
            public boolean onNavigationItemSelected(int itemPosition, long itemId) {
                Toast.makeText(getBaseContext(), "You selected : " + actions[itemPosition]  , Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
                return false;
        /** Setting dropdown items and item navigation listener for the actionbar */
        getActionBar().setListNavigationCallbacks(adapter, navigationListener);

Enjoy Code.