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Introduction to Android™ Application Development: Android Essentials, Fifth Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey, Joseph Annuzzi Jr.

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5. Defining the Manifest

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

Configuring Android Applications Using the Android Manifest File

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

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