Registering Broadcast Receiver

An application listens for specific broadcast intents by registering a broadcast receiver inAndroidManifest.xml file. Consider we are going to register MyReceiver for system generated event ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED which is fired by the system once the Android system has completed the boot process.



android:label="@string/app_name" android:theme="@style/AppTheme" >

<receiver android:name="MyReceiver"> <intent-filter>

<action android:name="android.intent.action.BOOT_COMPLETED"> </action>

</intent-filter> </receiver>


Now whenever your Android device gets booted, it will be intercepted by BroadcastReceiver MyReceiverand implemented logic inside onReceive() will be executed.

There are several system generated events defined as final static fields in the Intent class. The following table lists a few important system events.

Event Constant Description
android.intent.action.BATTERY_CHANGED Sticky broadcast containing the charging state, level, and other
information about the battery.
android.intent.action.BATTERY_LOW Indicates low battery condition on the device.
android.intent.action.BATTERY_OKAY Indicates the battery is now okay after being low.
android.intent.action.BOOT_COMPLETED This is broadcast once, after the system has finished booting.
android.intent.action.BUG_REPORT Show activity for reporting a bug.
android.intent.action.CALL Perform a call to someone specified by the data.
android.intent.action.CALL_BUTTON The user pressed the “call” button to go to the dialer or other
appropriate UI for placing a call.
android.intent.action.DATE_CHANGED The date has changed.
android.intent.action.REBOOT Have the device reboot.




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