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Posts: 21
Registered: ‎10-03-2013
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Telus
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Open Action Menu Programmatically

Hello, is it possible to open action menu programmatically?


I would like to open the actionMenu from another button, since I set the

            actionBarVisibility: ChromeVisibility.Hidden


I need a way to open it somehow.


Any thoughts?


I see the Native Camera app does the same thing, but I have no idea how to achieve that.


Thank you.


Posts: 293
Registered: ‎10-15-2012
My Device: bb10 developer
My Carrier: Orange

Re: Open Action Menu Programmatically

There is no way to do this programmatically, Either the camera app has access to a private API (which we don't get), or they implemented their own action menu to look like the real thing and make it slide in from the right-hand-side. Considering that they have additional buttons and widgets in their action menu, I suspect they implemented it from scratch.