Asked  6 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   37 times

When attempting to use the latest appcompat-v7 support library in my project, I get the following error:

/Users/greg/dev/mobile/android_project/app/build/intermediates/exploded-aar/com.android.support/appcompat-v7/21.0.0/res/values-v11/values.xml
Error:(36, 21) No resource found that matches the given name: attr 'android:actionModeShareDrawable'.
Error:(36, 21) No resource found that matches the given name: attr 'android:actionModeShareDrawable'.
Error:(36, 21) No resource found that matches the given name: attr 'android:actionModeShareDrawable'.
Error:(36, 21) No resource found that matches the given name: attr 'android:actionModeShareDrawable'.

How do I fix this?

 Answers

77

While the answer of loeschg is absolutely correct I just wanna elaborate on it and give a solution for all IDE's (Eclipse, IntellJ and Android Studio) even if the errors differentiate slightly.


Prerequirements

Make sure that you've downloaded the latest extras as well as the Android 5.0 SDK via the SDK-Manager.

Picture of the SDK Manager


Android Studio

Open the build.gradle file of your app-module and change your compileSdkVersion to 21. It's basically not necessary to change the targetSdkVersion SDK-Version to 21 but it's recommended since you should always target the latest android Build-Version.
In the end you gradle-file will look like this:

android {
    compileSdkVersion 21
    // ...

    defaultConfig {
        // ...
        targetSdkVersion 21
    }
}

Be sure to sync your project afterwards.

Android Studio Gradle Sync reminder


Eclipse

When using the v7-appcompat in Eclipse you have to use it as a library project. It isn't enough to just copy the *.jar to your /libs folder. Please read this (click) step-by-step tutorial on developer.android.com in order to know how to import the project properly.

As soon as the project is imported, you'll realize that some folders in the /resfolder are red-underlined because of errors such as the following:

Errors in Eclipse

error: Error retrieving parent for item: No resource found that matches the given name 'android:TextAppearance.Material'.
error: Error retrieving parent for item: No resource found that matches the given name 'android:Widget.Material.*'
error: Error: No resource found that matches the given name: attr 'android:actionModeShareDrawable'.

Solution

The only thing you have to do is to open the project.properties file of the android-support-v7-appcompat and change the target from target=android-19 to target=android-21.
Afterwards just do a Project --> Clean... so that the changes take effect.


IntelliJ IDEA (not using Gradle)

Similiar to Eclipse it's not enough to use only the android-support-v7-appcompat.jar; you have to import the appcompat as a module. Read more about it on this StackO-Post (click).
(Note: If you're only using the .jar you'll get NoClassDefFoundErrors on Runtime)

When you're trying to build the project you'll face issues in the res/values-v** folders. Your message window will say something like the following:

Error:android-apt-compiler: [appcompat]  resource found that matches the given name: attr 'android:colorPrimary'.
Error:(75, -1) android-apt-compiler: [appcompat] C:[Your Path]sdkextrasandroidsupportv7appcompatresvalues-v21styles_base.xml:75: error: Error retrieving parent for item: No resource found that matches the given name 'android:Widget.Material.ActionButton'.
// and so on

Solution

Right click on appcompat module --> Open Module Settings (F4) --> [Dependency Tab] Select Android API 21 Platform from the dropdown --> Apply

Select API 21 Platform

Then just rebuild the project (Build --> Rebuild Project) and you're good to go.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
 
Asher
answered 6 Months ago
21

I was able to resolve it by updating sdk version and tools in gradle compileSdkVersion 26 buildToolsVersion "26.0.1"

and support library 26.0.1 https://developer.android.com/topic/libraries/support-library/revisions.html#26-0-1

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
 
IvanH
answered 6 Months ago
80

I did the some thing as you did , but I found gradle can solve dependencies, in External Libraries i cannot find support-v4-23.0.0,support-v7-23.0.0 and other lib which the version is 23.0.0. then I reverted back to compile 'com.android.support:support-v4:22.2.0', the problem solver @mraviator

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
 
iJade
answered 4 Months ago
88

buttonBarStyle is for versions 11 and above as you state in your SDK but you are using android:minSdkVersion="8". Isn't it supposed to work for android:minSdkVersion="11"?

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
 
Timo
answered 4 Months ago
48

It is totally an android lollipop bug. It happens to the framework and AppCompat version of the EditText and will be fixed in a future release. See here: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=80180

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
 
bancer
answered 4 Weeks ago
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