common header in different activities using baseactivity in android using -'android,android-layout,extends'

common header in different activities using baseactivity in android  using -'android,android-layout,extends'

I want write code once and use in different activities. I have created a Base Activity class for that . Also the header of all the layouts in different activities are same. I have done that with the help of the <include layout > tag.

Now the Problem is my BaseActivity code is not running. I am trying this first time se don't have much idea about that.

1.)The BaseActivity code is below :


import android.R.integer;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.os.Bundle;

import android.view.View;
import android.view.View.OnClickListener;

import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.Toast;

public abstract class BaseActivityMenu extends Activity {
    //action id
    private static final int ID_UP     = 1;
    private static final int ID_DOWN   = 2;
    private static final int ID_SEARCH = 3;
    private static final int ID_INFO   = 4;
    private static final int ID_ERASE  = 5;
    private static final int ID_OK     = 6;

    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {


        ActionItem nextItem     = new ActionItem(ID_DOWN, "Book", getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.menu_down_arrow));
        ActionItem prevItem     = new ActionItem(ID_UP, "Bookmark", getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.menu_up_arrow));
        ActionItem searchItem   = new ActionItem(ID_SEARCH, "Find", getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.menu_search));
        ActionItem infoItem     = new ActionItem(ID_INFO, "Info", getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.menu_info));
        ActionItem eraseItem    = new ActionItem(ID_ERASE, "Clear", getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.menu_eraser));
        ActionItem okItem       = new ActionItem(ID_OK, "OK", getResources().getDrawable(R.drawable.menu_ok));

        //use setSticky(true) to disable QuickAction dialog being dismissed after an item is clicked

        //create QuickAction. Use QuickAction.VERTICAL or QuickAction.HORIZONTAL param to define layout
        final QuickAction quickAction = new QuickAction(this, QuickAction.VERTICAL);

        //add action items into QuickAction

        //Set listener for action item clicked
        quickAction.setOnActionItemClickListener(new QuickAction.OnActionItemClickListener() {          
            public void onItemClick(QuickAction source, int pos, int actionId) {                
                ActionItem actionItem = quickAction.getActionItem(pos);

                //here we can filter which action item was clicked with pos or actionId parameter
                if (actionId == ID_SEARCH) {
                    Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Let's do some search action", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
                } else if (actionId == ID_INFO) {
                    Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "I have no info this time", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
                } else {
                    Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), actionItem.getTitle() + " selected", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

        //set listnener for on dismiss event, this listener will be called only if QuickAction dialog was dismissed
        //by clicking the area outside the dialog.
        quickAction.setOnDismissListener(new QuickAction.OnDismissListener() {          
            public void onDismiss() {
                Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "Dismissed", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
        Button books=(Button)findViewById(;
        books.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {

            public void onClick(View v) {
                Intent intent=new Intent(ExampleActivity.this,List_of_books.class);
                startActivityForResult(intent, 0);
        //show on btn1
        Button btn1 = (Button) this.findViewById(;
        btn1.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            public void onClick(View v) {

2.) The Activity extended the Base Activity


import android.os.Bundle;

public class ABCActivity extends BaseActivityMenu  {
    /** Called when the activity is first created. */
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

So can any one help me where I am doing something wrong.

asked Sep 7, 2015 by rajesh
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