The following is the first few sections of a chapter from The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development, plus headings for the remaining major sections, to give you an idea about the content of the chapter.

Advanced Manifest Tips

If you have been diligent about reading this book (versus having randomly jumped to this chapter), you will already have done a fair number of things with your project’s AndroidManifest.xml file:

  1. Used it to define components, like activities, services, content providers, and manifest-registered broadcast receivers
  2. Used it to declare permissions your application requires, or possibly to define permissions that other applications need in order to integrate with your application
  3. Used it to define what SDK level, screen sizes, and other device capabilities your application requires

In this chapter, we continue looking at things the manifest offers you, starting with a discussion of controlling where your application gets installed on a device, and wrapping up with a bit of information about activity aliases.


Understanding this chapter requires that you have read the core chapters of this book.

Just Looking For Some Elbow Room

The preview of this section was fed to a gremlin, after midnight.

Using an Alias

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Getting Meta (Data)

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