Android - Intent Standard Categories


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Following table lists down various important Android Intent Standard Categories. You can check Android Official Documentation for a complete list of Categories:

Sr.No Categories & Description
1

CATEGORY_APP_BROWSER

Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the browser application.

2

CATEGORY_APP_CALCULATOR

Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the calculator application.

3

CATEGORY_APP_CALENDAR

Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the calendar application.

4

CATEGORY_APP_CONTACTS

Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the contacts application.

5

CATEGORY_APP_EMAIL

Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the email application.

6

CATEGORY_APP_GALLERY

Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the gallery application.

7

CATEGORY_APP_MAPS

Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the maps application.

8

CATEGORY_APP_MARKET

This activity allows the user to browse and download new applications.

9

CATEGORY_APP_MESSAGING

Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the messaging application.

10

CATEGORY_APP_MUSIC

Used with ACTION_MAIN to launch the music application.

11

CATEGORY_BROWSABLE

Activities that can be safely invoked from a browser must support this category.

12

CATEGORY_CAR_DOCK

An activity to run when device is inserted into a car dock.

13

CATEGORY_CAR_MODE

Used to indicate that the activity can be used in a car environment.

14

CATEGORY_DEFAULT

Set if the activity should be an option for the default action (center press) to perform on a piece of data.

15

CATEGORY_DESK_DOCK

An activity to run when device is inserted into a car dock.

16

CATEGORY_DEVELOPMENT_PREFERENCE

This activity is a development preference panel.

17

CATEGORY_EMBED

Capable of running inside a parent activity container.

18

CATEGORY_FRAMEWORK_INSTRUMENTATION_TEST

To be used as code under test for framework instrumentation tests.

19

CATEGORY_HE_DESK_DOCK

An activity to run when device is inserted into a digital (high end) dock.

20

CATEGORY_HOME

This is the home activity, that is the first activity that is displayed when the device boots.

21

CATEGORY_INFO

Provides information about the package it is in.

22

CATEGORY_LAUNCHER

Should be displayed in the top-level launcher.

23

CATEGORY_LE_DESK_DOCK

An activity to run when device is inserted into a analog (low end) dock.

24

CATEGORY_MONKEY

This activity may be exercised by the monkey or other automated test tools.

25 CATEGORY_OPENABLE

Used to indicate that a GET_CONTENT intent only wants URIs that can be opened with ContentResolver.openInputStream.

26

CATEGORY_PREFERENCE

This activity is a preference panel.

27

CATEGORY_TAB

Intended to be used as a tab inside of a containing TabActivity.

28

CATEGORY_TEST

To be used as a test (not part of the normal user experience).

29

CATEGORY_UNIT_TEST

To be used as a unit test (run through the Test Harness).


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