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.


Tutorial #3 - Manifest Changes

As we build EmPubLite, we will need to make a number of changes to our project’s manifest. In this tutorial, we will take care of a couple of these changes, to show you how to manipulate the AndroidManifest.xml file. Future tutorials will make yet more changes.

Android Studio users will also get their first chance to work with the build.gradle file.

This is a continuation of the work we did in the previous tutorial.

You can find the results of the previous tutorial and the results of this tutorial in the book’s GitHub repository.

Some Notes About Relative Paths

In these tutorials, you will see references to relative paths, like AndroidManifest.xml, res/layout/, and so on.

You should interpret these paths as being relative to the app/src/main/ directory within the project, except as otherwise noted. So, for example, Step #1 below will ask you to open AndroidManifest.xml — that file can be found in app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml from the project root.

Step #1: Supporting Screens

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Step #2: Blocking Backups

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Step #3: Ignoring Lint

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In Our Next Episode…

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