Dimitri Dimitri - 2 months ago 32
Android Question

How to set icon color of MenuItem?

I defined a menu item that has ShareActionProvider and share white icon like so :

<item
android:icon="@drawable/ic_share_white_24dp"
android:id="@+id/action_share"
android:title="@string/action_share"
android:orderInCategory="200"
app:showAsAction="ifRoom"
app:actionProviderClass="android.support.v7.widget.ShareActionProvider"/>


But when I launch the application, I get a different black share icon. How to set the share icon to be white?

Here is the result that I have
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Answer

This is a theming issue. Depending on your current theme, you need to set the correct ActionBar overlay theme. The Action Provider reads a value in the theme (which indicates if the theme is dark or light) to determine the color of the icon.

If your main theme is light and your ActionBar is dark, your ActionBar/Toolbar must use the theme ThemeOverlay.AppCompat.Dark.ActionBar.