Android Configuration

The config.xml file controls an app's basic settings that apply across each application and CordovaWebView instance. This section details preferences that only apply to Android builds. See The config.xml File for information on global configuration options.

  • KeepRunning (boolean, defaults to true): Determines whether the application stays running in the background even after a pause event fires. Setting this to false does not kill the app after a pause event, but simply halts execution of code within the cordova webview while the app is in the background.

      <preference name="KeepRunning" value="false"/>
  • LoadUrlTimeoutValue (number in milliseconds, default to 20000, 20 seconds): When loading a page, the amount of time to wait before throwing a timeout error. This example specifies 10 seconds rather than 20:

      <preference name="LoadUrlTimeoutValue" value="10000"/>
  • SplashScreen (string, defaults to splash): The name of the file minus its extension in the res/drawable directory. Various assets must share this common name in various subdirectories.

      <preference name="SplashScreen" value="mySplash"/>
  • SplashScreenDelay (number in milliseconds, defaults to 3000): The amount of time the splash screen image displays.

      <preference name="SplashScreenDelay" value="10000"/>
  • InAppBrowserStorageEnabled (boolean, defaults to true): Controls whether pages opened within an InAppBrowser can access the same localStorage and WebSQL storage as pages opened with the default browser.

      <preference name="InAppBrowserStorageEnabled" value="true"/>
  • LoadingDialog (string, defaults to null): If set, displays a dialog with the specified title and message, and a spinner, when loading the first page of an application. The title and message are separated by a comma in this value string, and that comma is removed before the dialog is displayed.

      <preference name="LoadingDialog" value="My Title,My Message"/>
  • LoadingPageDialog (string, defaults to null): The same as LoadingDialog, but for loading every page after the first page in the application.

      <preference name="LoadingPageDialog" value="My Title,My Message"/>
  • ErrorUrl (URL, defaults to null): If set, will display the referenced page upon an error in the application instead of a dialog with the title "Application Error".

      <preference name="ErrorUrl" value="myErrorPage.html"/>
  • ShowTitle (boolean, defaults to false): Show the title at the top of the screen.

      <preference name="ShowTitle" value="true"/>
  • LogLevel (string, defaults to ERROR): Sets the minimum log level through which log messages from your application will be filtered. Valid values are ERROR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG, and VERBOSE.

      <preference name="LogLevel" value="VERBOSE"/>
  • SetFullscreen (boolean, defaults to false): Same as the Fullscreen parameter in the global configuration of this xml file. This Android-specific element is deprecated in favor of the global Fullscreen element, and will be removed in a future version.

  • AndroidLaunchMode (string, defaults to singleTop): Sets the Activity android:launchMode attribute. This changes what happens when the app is launched from app icon or intent and is already running. Valid values are standard, singleTop, singleTask, singleInstance.

      <preference name="AndroidLaunchMode" value="singleTop"/>