Tim van Lieshout Tim van Lieshout - 15 days ago 6
Android Question

Changing background android title bar

I know this question has already been asked, but I can't figure out how to get it working. I want to change the background of my title bar.

I don't want to change anything else about the style of my application or of my background.

I followed various post on this site, but none of them seem to give a satisfying result.

I would think it would be as simple as setting

<style name="AppTheme" parent="AppBaseTheme">
<item name="android:windowTitleBackgroundStyle">@drawable/backrepeat</item>
</style>


In styles.xml

However this gives no change whatsover.

For completness below is my backrepeat file

<bitmap
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:src="@drawable/bg_diamonds"
android:tileMode="repeat"
android:dither="true"
/>


and the code in manifest.xml

<application
android:allowBackup="true"
android:icon="@drawable/maxmm_start_icon"
android:label="@string/app_name"
android:theme="@style/AppTheme" >

Answer

You can use it when activity created. (onCreate)

ActionBar bar = getActionBar();
//for color
bar.setBackgroundDrawable(new ColorDrawable(Color.parseColor("#00C4CD")));
//for image
bar.setBackgroundDrawable(getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.settings_icon));