The manifest file is an XML file that describes the app to the operating system and virtual machine. The name of the file is always the same, AndroidManifest.xml. When you're looking at your project in the Android view, you'll always find it under the AppManifest folder. The file's root element is always named manifest. It contains a child element named application and can contain other child elements as well. The manifest element starts with a namespace declaration with a prefix of android.
- [Instructor] The Android manifest file is an XML file…that describes the app to the operating system…and the application framework.…The name of the file is always the same,…AndroidManifest.xml, and there's one of these files…for each module in a project.…My project only has a single module, the app module,…and therefore, only one manifest file.…The file's root element is always named manifest,…and there's a required name space declaration.…That name space prefix is then used…on all of these attributes throughout the file.…
The package attribute of the manifest…points to the unique id of this application.…Within the manifest, there's an application child element,…and it has a number of properties that control the behavior…and appearance of the app for the user.…The allowBackup attribute turns on or turns off…the backup feature that was introduced recently in Android,…which allows certain data files to be uploaded…to Google servers and then restored…when an application is reinstalled.…The icon attribute points to a graphic.…
- Installing Android Studio
- Creating your first Android Studio project
- Managing profile files, including Gradle scripts and support libraries
- Defining screens with activities
- Implementing designs in XML layouts