Cistoran Cistoran - 3 months ago 18
Android Question

Handling Multiple "Screens" In Android via TableLayouts

I'm trying to make an Options "Menu" Screen. When the menu button is pressed the menu comes up with a "button" that says Options when that is clicked, the function clicks a button called optionsButton. When that button is pressed I want one TableLayout to become Invisible and one to become visible.

Here is the code I have to hide the layouts.

public void optionButton(View view)
TableLayout mainTable = (TableLayout)findViewById(;
TableLayout optionTable = (TableLayout)findViewById(;


And here is the XML that handles my optionButton
<Button android:onClick="optionButton" android:id="@+id/optionsButton" android:layout_height="wrap_content" android:layout_width="wrap_content" android:text="Button" android:visibility="invisible"></Button>

And here is the code that handles my "Menu Button"

public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) {
switch(item.getItemId()) {
Button optbtn = (Button)findViewById(;


return true;

The problem is that when the menu button is clicked, nothing happens. Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.


I fixed the problem by deleting the optionsTable and all of it's contents. Remaking it and putting it below the mainTable in the Graphical Editor of main.xml