Android Tab Layout Tutorial working example

So, I’m working through Android tutorials and as it turns out the big G has not done an excellent job with some of the tutes. Little things are missing that break the application. In this case I wanted to post the contents of my AndroidManifest.xml for the Tab Layout tutorial. With this file I got my sample app working on the emulator. Most of the tutorial is pretty good, so just follow that. If you have questions, let me know.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android=""
    <application android:icon="@drawable/icon" android:label="@string/app_name">
        <activity android:name=".HelloTabWidget"
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
    <activity android:name=".AlbumsActivity"
  <activity android:name=".ArtistsActivity"
          <activity android:name=".SongsActivity"
    <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="7" />


19 Comments to “Android Tab Layout Tutorial working example”

  1. By anand, September 24, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

    still i am facing the problem (i.e) The process….. has stopped unexcep…

  2. By Lombas, October 21, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Thanks men. This really helped me.
    I thought the same thing about google. All the previous tutorials were fine, but this one really sucks. I even searched the page to see if google had a link to contact them…. no luck.

    Thanks again!

  3. By Fuzzy, October 21, 2010 @ 1:55 pm

    Thank you for this. I’ve been having problems with a couple of their tutorials. It briefly mentions adding the Activity to the Manifest but doesn’t say what to add. Thanks again.


  4. By Mathew Hallam-Eames, October 27, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

    This works a treat….

    Thank you


  5. By Dsempatao, November 4, 2010 @ 3:36 am

    Thanks a lot! I was stuck getting a forced application close, because the AndroidManifest I adapted from somewhere else was not appropriate. The original tutorial should definitely addresss this.

  6. By Justin, November 10, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    Thanks. That was annoying me. I really appreciate the update.

  7. By Haven, December 10, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

    Thanks a ton for this. 🙂

  8. By Zsigmund Gabor, December 19, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

    Thank you!!! This post is very helpful, I had some problems with the tutorial before finding your post. Great!

  9. By Niklas, December 23, 2010 @ 5:24 pm


    Tore off most of my hair for a full afternoon, before finding this.

    Thanks again!

  10. By sri, January 28, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    thanks a lot!!!! sometime big G is lazy, no working code given.

  11. By navid, February 2, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    many thanks!!!!!!!this post is very helpful,i spent a lot of time before find your post.
    thanks again.

  12. By rainman, February 13, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    Thank you!!

  13. By gil, February 19, 2011 @ 3:24 am

    maybe im stupid and only i dont get this

    this page is for: “Android Tab Layout Tutorial working example”

    all i see is this manifest example that you placed here

    what else is there in this page to explain about tab layout

  14. By Raivo, February 21, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

    @gil – the complete tutorial is on the android official site. the manifest there didn’t work for me, so I pasted here a version of the manifest that did. that’s it.

  15. By Kryten, March 21, 2011 @ 12:59 am

    Should have figured that one out by myself. Its quite obvious that you need to have all activities in the manifest file….

  16. By Leitrim Man, April 9, 2011 @ 8:49 am

    Thanks a bunch, Really took me out of a jam.

  17. By Fredrik, August 21, 2011 @ 3:33 am

    Thanks, this saved me a lot of debugging. 🙂

  18. By Neil, November 1, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    I am still having the same problem. Does anyone actually have a working downloadable sample, or at least any guidelines other than the rubbish google docs?

  19. By Tim, January 6, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    Big G should care about small mistakes. It gives hard time to other, because people trust them.

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