Android Context Menu example
Here’s an example for a Context Menu on an EditText:
Let’s say you want to popup a context menu while the user long click on an EditText (or any view) here are the steps that you need to take:
First, you have to pass the view through the registerForContextMenu(View view) function:
Now you have to override the function onCreateContextMenu(
menu: ContextMenu?, v: View?, menuInfo: ContextMenu.ContextMenuInfo?) by hitting ctrl+o and search for it, next we need to add the menuItems to the menu as below :
In this case, the add function takes these arguments (int groupId, int itemId, int order, CharSequence title) which explanation below from the SDK documentation:
the add function can take these arguments too (int groupId, int itemId, int order, @StringRes int titleRes) which titleRes is the id for a String resource example (R.string.app_name).
Next, you would like to take action on the menuItem when clicked. You need to override the function onContextItemSelected(item: MenuItem): Boolean:
In the above code, we are showing a toast with the item id that we give when we create it in the onCreateContextMenu function, for example, the first MenuItem test1 will Toast 1
Of Course, if you have more than a view that needs another menu Items you have to call the registerForContextMenuadd() on the view and modify the following code in the onCreateContextMenu:
That’s the end of this tutorial, more to go … Your feedback is appreciated in the comments, Thank you.