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Android SearchView on ToolBar

As we have already implemented SearchView widget over activity layout, it can also be implemented over ToolBar/ActionBar. For implementing SearchView over ToolBar, we need to create menu option and place SearchView widget on it.

Example of SearchView on ToolBar (ActionBar)

Let's us see the example of SearchView over ToolBar and searching data in ListView.

Directory Structure of this Example

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Create an activity_main.xml file in layout folder containing ListView.

File: activity_main.xml


Create a menu.xml file in menu folder and place the following code. This code places the SearchView widget over ToolBar.

File: menu.xml

Activity class



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