difficulty in app theme changing

0 chanda yasaswini · October 21, 2015
I'm in the beginning stage of designing the interface of my first sample app as bucky shows in the tutorial number 4. but upon clicking on the app theme>material light>OK, im not getting the interface as shown in the video. he has taken the app name as "my application" where as i took "my app". but on the mobile screen though i change many app themes i see only" hello world "being displayed.. please someone help me out

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0 Gary Whitney · October 22, 2015
I have been seeing several posts about this App Theme problem.
The good news is you can still continue the tutorials. Just don't change the theme.

Some things to note:
1. When Bucky create tutorial # 4 He was not using Version 23.
Android is constantly evolving and things become depreciated.
2. Are you trying to follow and old example that changes the type of Activity?.
#4  is using ActionBarActivity but you may be using AppCompatActivity
3. Is your min API using features not supported by Material?
#3 suggest using API 8. There are a lot of features not going to be on hardware that old.
I suggest using a min of API16 with V23.

Here are some places to look at for clues.
1. What is your min API?
2. What is your activity.?
Try - public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
3.Check your style
<!-- Base application theme. -->
<style name="AppTheme" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.DarkActionBar">
<!-- Customize your theme here. -->

Let me know if this helps or if you figure out the problem.
I am not sure if you are missing a library during the installation process. This is rare but It happened to me with V23.
If the above didn't work i will show you my SDK manager. in a reply.
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