ActionBarSherlock is an extension of the support library designed to facilitate the use of the action bar design pattern across all versions of Android with a single API.

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The library will automatically use the native action bar when appropriate or will automatically wrap a custom implementation around your layouts. This allows you to easily develop an application with an action bar for every version of Android from 2.x and up.

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Interaction with the action bar is provided through a single API by calling getSupportActionBar(). The methods provided by this interface mirror those of the native action bar exactly.

Enabling support is as simple as extending your activities from one of the 'Sherlock' base activities and declaring a theme in your manifest file.

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A single theme can be used to style the action bar to match the look and feel of your application.

If you need to customize the look for a phone or tablet, Android's powerful resource filtering can still be leveraged.

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View screenshots and descriptions of the three sample applications which are bundled with the project as well as open source applications who chose to implement the library.

Each project links to its source so you can investigate their code for reference.

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