Mohammad Mohammad - 10 months ago 46
Android Question

Opening a floating menu (context menu) in Android?

I created a new menu, named drmenu.xml. It works correctly when i press menu button, but I need to open a context menu when the user press the button.
The below code the button just show a toast.

this is my xml layout:

android:gravity="right|center_vertical" >
android:src="@drawable/imageiew6" />

and this is my java code:

final LinearLayout callback_var = (LinearLayout) findViewById(;
callback_var.setOnClickListener(new android.view.View.OnClickListener() {

public void onClick(View arg0) {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub
Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "this is repeated", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();

Answer Source

If you want create a context Menu, you have to call the method registerForContextMenu() passing it the View that should be associated with the context menu.

For example, supposing to associate the context menu with a Button:

Button button = (Button) findViewById(;

which can be called in the onCreate() of your Activity. Then, inside the same activity, you need to override the onCreateContextMenu() method.

public void onCreateContextMenu(ContextMenu menu, View v, ContextMenuInfo menuInfo) {
    super.onCreateContextMenu(menu, v, menuInfo);
    MenuInflater inflater = getMenuInflater();
    inflater.inflate(, menu);

Then you have to implement onContextItemSelected(), for triggering the proper action when a item inside the context menu is pressed:

public boolean onContextItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
    switch (item.getItemId()) {
            // your first action code
            return true;
            // your second action code
            return true;
            return super.onContextItemSelected(item);

And you are done, now the long press click on the button opens a the context menu you defined in the the your_context_menu.xml file.

Consider that opening the context menu with a long press is complain with the Android standard UI, however If you want that your context menu appear on a simple tap you can look here the answer

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