Refresh Options menu in API > 11 and API < 11

I let the user change the app locale whenever he feels like to do it. Menu strings have to meet the new language within this configuration change, in order to do that, the options menu has to be refreshed.

Keep in mind that there are two different ways to achieve this depending on whether you are using API > 11 or API < 11.

Code is really simple and goes as follows:

	public static void refreshOptionsMenu(Activity activity, Menu menu)
		int currentVersion = android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT;
		if (currentVersion >= android.os.Build.VERSION_CODES.HONEYCOMB)
		else if (menu != null)

I added that method as static to a “GlobalContext” class so I can use it along with any of my activities. Enjoy.


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