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Posts: 103
Registered: ‎12-12-2011
My Device: Developer
My Carrier: Robosoft

Change text of menu item.

Hello all,

          I want to change the text of menu item in the menu added to a screen. I have added the menu items to the menu overriding makeMenu(), code is given below:


protected void makeMenu(Menu menu, int instance) {
        super.makeMenu(menu, instance);
            menu.add(new MenuItem("A", 0, 1) {
                public void run() {
        menu.add(new MenuItem("B", 0, 2) {
            public void run() {
                // TODO Auto-generated method stub
        menu.add(new MenuItem("C", 0, 3) {
            public void run() {
                // TODO Auto-generated method stub
        menu.add(new MenuItem("D", 0, 4){
            public void run() {


Now  I want to change the text of menu item "D" to "E", when clicked on it and i need to save that status i.e. text to remain as "E", if I revisit the screen again and if clicked on it back, the text has to be changed back to "D" and again have the status saved.

I went though some of the posts in forums, but could not get appropriate answer for my problem. Can someone throw light on the problem? Thanks in advance..

Posts: 19,636
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Change text of menu item.

There are two issues here:

a) How to store a value persistently

b) how to use that value as text in a menu item.


The second is easy, you can set the Text in makeMenu as you currently do, but rather than setting it to a literal, you can set to the value you have saved.  So the only trick is saving a value and getting it back.


If you search for "persistent" you will find a number of KB articles and tutorials that will help, including this one: