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Dragon007
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07/11/14 12:53 PM (5 years ago)

Tab Bar Not Showing in Android App

Just painfully finished build my Android app, but for some reason the bottom Tab Bar doesn't show. I'm yet to add my icons as I was test the app to make sure it worked, but even though I have created my screens, setup my Tab Bar Layout, added my Tab Bar titles, there isn't a Tab Bar at the bottom of my app.

Its been so long since I've built an Android app, wondering if I have missed something.

Any ideas whats happened here?
 
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07/11/14 01:16 PM (5 years ago)
Is this your first with BT 3.0? The tab bar moved to the top when it came out. I don't like it as much as BT 2.0, where it appeared at the bottom.
 
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07/11/14 01:48 PM (5 years ago)
Really. Is there a way to put it back to the bottom? Stupid idea to put it to the top.
 
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07/11/14 03:10 PM (5 years ago)
I agree. I don't know how to move the navbar though...
 
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07/11/14 08:59 PM (5 years ago)
No easy way to move it to bottom. It's at the top because that's where it belongs on Android. In fact, you don't even get to control how it looks. That's up to the device manufacturers. Some of them will show tabs on the bar always. Some will show them hidden under an option menu always. Some of them will do a combination of both. It's Android.

I say "no easy way" because where there's a will there's a way. But to do so would involve rewriting the Buzztouch core and creating a non-standard replacement for the tab-bar. And by "non-standard", I mean it wouldn't really be a tab bar at all, but a custom view that "looked" like a tab bar.
 

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