Android Intent Filters

To start discovering about Intent filters, you should first know about Android Intents. Click here to know about Intents.

So now ,You have seen how an Intent has been used to call an another activity. Android OS uses filters to pinpoint the set of Activities, Services, and Broadcast receivers that can handle the Intent with help of specified set of action, categories, data scheme associated with an Intent. You will use <intent-filter> element in the manifest file to list down actions, categories and data types associated with any activity, service, or broadcast receiver.

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Android Intent

An Android Intent is an abstract description of an operation to be performed. Your code can send them to the Android system defining the components you are targeting. It can be used with startActivity to launch an Activity, broadcastIntent to send it to any interested BroadcastReceiver components, and startService(Intent) or bindService(Intent, ServiceConnection, int) to communicate with a background Service. Continue reading “Android Intent”