The android image viewer action open document tutorial is the second part to the android image viewer tutorial series.

Where the viewers will be shown how to create a basic android application that  loads an image thumbnail and then displays it on the full screen.

This android tutorial series targeted towards beginners to android who would like to learn how to create a basic android application.

In this tutorial we will introduce android intents and show how they can be used to pass requests to other parts of the android os.

Get Code

The code from this tutorial can be found on github here Tag image-viewer-intent

or you can run this command

git clone –branch image-viewer-intent

Code Samples

Add a result code member for the intent request

private static final int REQUEST_OPEN_RESULT_CODE = 0;

Create the intent and send it

   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

       mImageView = (ImageView) findViewById(;

       Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_OPEN_DOCUMENT);
       startActivityForResult(intent, REQUEST_OPEN_RESULT_CODE);

Android Image Viewer Action Open Document Summary

In this tutorial we learned

  • How to create an android intent
  • Adding a category to the intent request
  • Specifying the types of files for the intent request
  • Sending the intent

Android Image Viewer Action Open Document

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