TheGeekZn TheGeekZn - 4 months ago 35
Android Question

Adding to the Selected Text action menu

I've been on this for days now, all I'm trying to do is add a menu item to the selected text menu, and bind an event to it. Im selecting text in a


So far, I am able to add an item to the menu either by inflating it, or directly adding a menu item.

public override void OnActionModeStarted(ActionMode mode)
var item = mode.Menu.Add("Custom");
item.SetOnMenuItemClickListener(new ClickListener());


However, the
never gets hit.

I've tried to overwrite
, all the click callbacks, all the interfaces and classes I could find, but nothing get's called. I can see the actual menu item, but it does nothing.

I've even tried to set the click handler by using

var size = mode.Menu.Size();
var menuItem = mode.Menu.GetItem(size - 1);

which still doesn't work. During debugging, I can see that item get appended. I've looked everywhere, and I have found no answers.

Fiddling with
OnWindowStartingActionMode(ActionMode.ICallback callback)
also seems fruitless.

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I assume, you implemented IMenuItemOnMenuItemClickListener. When you implement your click listener, you have to derive from Java.Lang.Object.

class ClickListener : Java.Lang.Object, IMenuItemOnMenuItemClickListener
    public bool OnMenuItemClick(IMenuItem item)
        return true;

See Implementing Java interfaces for more info.