ActionBarSherlock – How to set the padding of each actionbar's icon?

How can I make the icons of the actionbar using ActionBarSherlock closer or further away from each other? Something like android:layout_marginLeftor android:paddingRight?

If I just add the icons on the actionbar they are further away compare to the screenshot of Soundhound below:


my themes.xml:

<style name="Theme.AstraTheme_Purple" parent="@style/Theme.Sherlock">
    <item name="actionBarStyle">@style/Widget.AstraTheme_Purple.ActionBar</item>
    <item name="android:actionBarStyle">@style/Widget.AstraTheme_Purple.ActionBar</item>

    <item name="actionButtonStyle">@style/Widget.AstraTheme_Purple.ActionButton</item>
    <item name="android:actionButtonStyle">@style/Widget.AstraTheme_Purple.ActionButton</item>

<style name="Widget.AstraTheme_Purple.ActionBar" parent="Widget.Sherlock.ActionBar">
    <item name="android:background">@drawable/purple_bar</item>
    <item name="background">@drawable/purple_bar</item>

<style name="Widget.AstraTheme_Purple.ActionButton" parent="Widget.Sherlock.ActionButton">
    <item name="android:minWidth">50dip</item>

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

<style name="AppTheme" parent="Theme.Sherlock">
    <item name="actionButtonStyle">@style/MyActionButtonStyle</item>
    <item name="android:actionButtonStyle">@style/MyActionButtonStyle</item>

<style name="MyActionButtonStyle" parent="Widget.Sherlock.ActionButton">
    <item name="android:minWidth">32dip</item>
    <item name="android:padding">0dip</item>

The default value of android:minWidth for the ActionBar buttons is 56dip.
Don’t forget to set @style/AppTheme as the Activity‘s theme.

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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