How to hide Navigation Drawer menu item in android

In this android programming source code example, we are going to hide a navigation drawer menu item in android.

You can copy and adopt this source code example to your android project without reinventing the wheel.

Below is a step by step source code to hide a navigation drawer menu item in android.

activity_main.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout
    xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent">

    <android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar
        android:id="@+id/toolbar"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:background="@color/colorPrimary"
        android:theme="@style/ThemeOverlay.AppCompat.Dark.ActionBar" />

    <android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout
        android:id="@+id/drawerLayout"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_below="@id/toolbar">

        <TextView
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:text="Navigation Drawer"
            android:gravity="center_horizontal|center_vertical"/>

        <android.support.design.widget.NavigationView
            android:id="@+id/shitstuff"
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="match_parent"
            android:layout_gravity="start"
            app:headerLayout="@layout/drawer_header"
            app:itemTextColor="#000000"
            app:menu="@menu/drawermenu" />

    </android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout>

</RelativeLayout>

MainActivity.java

import android.support.design.widget.NavigationView;
import android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout;
import android.support.v7.app.ActionBarDrawerToggle;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.v7.widget.Toolbar;
import android.view.Menu;


public class NavigationViewActivity2 extends AppCompatActivity{
    private DrawerLayout mDrawerLayout;
    private NavigationView mNavigationView;

    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_navigation_view2);
        Toolbar toolbar = (Toolbar) findViewById(R.id.toolbar);
        setSupportActionBar(toolbar);
        mDrawerLayout = (DrawerLayout) findViewById(R.id.drawerLayout);
        mNavigationView = (NavigationView) findViewById(R.id.shitstuff) ;

        ActionBarDrawerToggle mDrawerToggle = new ActionBarDrawerToggle(this,mDrawerLayout, toolbar,R.string.app_name, R.string.app_name);

        mDrawerLayout.addDrawerListener(mDrawerToggle);

        mDrawerToggle.syncState();
        hidedrawermenu();
    }

    private void hidedrawermenu(){
        Menu menu = mNavigationView.getMenu();
        menu.findItem(R.id.nav_item_app).setVisible(false);
    }

}

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