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Learning Android™ Application Programming for the Kindle Fire™: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your First Android Application by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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5. Configuring the Android Manifest File

Every Android project, for the Kindle Fire or otherwise, includes a special file called the Android manifest file. The Android system uses this file to determine application configuration settings, including the application’s identity as well as what permissions the application requires to run. In this chapter, we examine the Android manifest file and look at how different applications use its features.

Exploring the Android Manifest File

The Android manifest file, named AndroidManifest.xml, is an XML file that must be included at the top level of any Android project. If you use Eclipse with the ADT plug-in, the Android project wizard will create the initial AndroidManifest.xml file with default values ...

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