5. Defining Your Application Using the Android Manifest File

Android projects use a special configuration file called the Android manifest file to determine application settings—settings such as the application name and version, as well as what permissions the application requires to run and what application components it is comprised of. In this chapter, you explore the Android manifest file in detail and learn how different applications use it to define and describe application behavior.

Configuring the Android Manifest File

The Android application manifest file is a specially formatted XML file that must accompany each Android application. This file contains important information about the application’s identity. Here you define the application’s ...

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