Create Options Menu in ActionBar in Android using Jetpack Compose
In Android, ac ActionBar or a TopBar is a UI element that is present at the top of the activity screen. An ActionBar by default displays the activity name inside it. However, we can add other elements like the back button, images, options menu, etc inside an ActionBar. So in this article, we will show you how you could Create Options Menu in ActionBar in Android using Jetpack Compose. Follow the below steps once the IDE is ready.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project in Android Studio
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. While choosing the template, select Empty Compose Activity. If you do not find this template, try upgrading the Android Studio to the latest version. We demonstrated the application in Kotlin, so make sure you select Kotlin as the primary language while creating a New Project.
Step 2: Working with the MainActivity.kt file
Go to the MainActivity.kt file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity.kt file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.
You can see that we are able to create options menu as well as a drop-down menu as seen in the below output video.
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