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Android Build a Simple Android App (retired 2014) Getting Started with Android Android Setup and the Crystal Ball Project

Error in Eclipse: appcompat_v7

First time into Eclipse. Going through the Crystalball app. Even before I create a new app Crystalball, I get three errors in appcompat_v7.

  1. Attribute is missing the Android namespace prefix in abc_search_dropdown_dark.xml at the following line: <stroke android:width="2dp" color="#A00080FF"/>
  2. Same error but in abc_search-dropdown_light.xml at:<stroke android:width="1dp" color="#A00080FF"/>
  3. Wrong orientation? No orientation specified, and the ... in the abc_action_bar file at <LinearLayout android:id="@+id/top_action_bar"

I did not change any of these files, but Eclipse started this way. Any help would be appreciated. -tkc

1 Answer

Appcompat is for compatibility for android devices that don't support higher level features.

At a best guess the required api level chosen for your project doesn't support the abc_search-dropdown_light.xml and abc_search_dropdown_dark.xml

Change the lowest level api the app requires to run and it might fix this because it won't need the Appcompat files.