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Android Manifest File

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by , 02-11-2012 at 12:00 PM (1203 Views)
Whenever an Android Application is loaded, the application's AndroidManifest.xml file also called “manifest file” is read by the Android system. All the components are declared in this file by the Android application. Also it is placed at the root of application project directory.

Following are the major tasks that are performed by the manifest other than just declaring the application’s components.

  • User permissions such as Internet access or read access to user’s contact that are required by application are listed and identified in this file.
  • API Level that is required by the application is declared in Manifest file. It is based on the APIs being used by application.
  • Different features such as hardware and software used or required by the application are declared. For example a camera, bluetooth services, or a multitouch screen.
  • Different API libraries such as Google Maps library that is required and linked by application is declared in this file.

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