80. An Android Picture-in-Picture Tutorial

Following on from the previous chapters, this chapter will take the existing VideoPlayer project and enhance it to add Picture-in-Picture support, including detecting PiP mode changes and the addition of a PiP action designed to display information about the currently running video.

80.1 Adding Picture-in-Picture Support to the Manifest

The first step in adding PiP support to an Android app project is to enable it within the project Manifest file. Open the manifests -> AndroidManifest.xml file and modify the activity element to enable PiP support:

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<activity android:name=".MainActivity"

 android:supportsPictureInPicture="true"

 android:configChanges="screenSize|smallestScreenSize|screenLayout|orientation" ...

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