I want to inflate a menu object outside
onCreateOptionsMenu method (which means to create/show the menu when the user doesn't press the button), so I need to create a menu instance to pass it to the inflate method.
Here is an example of what I am trying to achieve:
Menu menu = // How to create an instance !? new MenuInflater(context).inflate(R.menu.my_menu, menu)
Menu is an interface, so I need to know which class is implementing it. I did browse Android code to get any hint on how a Menu object is created, but still could not find what I am looking for.
My goal is to fire an
onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) event from a custom view, which will be handled by the activity, so I need to have a MenuItem object with specific itemId and title to pass it with the event.
If I can successfully create a Menu object, it will be easy to get its children MenuItems.
I am not trying to display a menu at all, what I want is to populate a ListView with elements defined in a menu XML that have title, icon and itemId and whenever a ListViewItem is clicked I want to fire a
onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) event that is handled in my activity.
I know that I can parse the menu XML to extract items information, however I will not be able to fire
onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item) without creating a standard MenuItem object to pass it as argument.
Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!