Understanding The Android Application Manifest File

Today, I would like to help you understand the Android Application Manifest File as an android developer. Each android application you build will include a file called AndroidManifest.xml which is placed in the root of the project hierarchy. So why is it important? Because it lets you define the structure and metadata of your android application and its components.

android application manifest file

The Android Application Manifest file includes nodes for each of the following components:

  • Activities
  • Services
  • Content providers
  • Broadcast Receivers