Specifies the types of intents that an activity, service, or broadcast receiver can respond to. An intent filter declares the capabilities of its parent component — what an activity or service can do and what types of broadcasts a receiver can handle. It opens the component to receiving intents of the advertised type, while filtering out those that are not meaningful for the component.

Most of the contents of the filter are described by its <action>, <category>, and <data> subelements.

For a more detailed discussion of filters, see the separate Intents and Intent Filters document, as well as the Intents Filters section in the introduction.

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