Android Studio Rendering Problems - Missing styles?


I get following error in the Preview window of Android Studio:


Rendering Problems Missing styles. Is the correct theme chosen for this layout? Use the Theme combo box above the layout to choose a different layout, or fix the theme style references. Failed to find '?attr/actionBarPopupTheme' in current theme. (4 similar errors not shown)


I have created a custom style/theme. This is the regarding styles.xml:

<resources xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools" xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"> <style name="CustomActionBarTheme" parent="@style/Theme.AppCompat.Light"> <item name="android:actionBarStyle" tools:ignore="NewApi">@style/MyActionBar</item> <item name="actionBarStyle">@style/MyActionBar</item> <item name="actionBarTheme">@style/MyActionBarTheme</item> </style> <style name="MyActionBar" parent="@style/Widget.AppCompat.Light.ActionBar.Solid.Inverse"> <item name="android:background" tools:ignore="NewApi">@color/white</item> <item name="titleTextStyle">@style/MyActionBar.ActionBar.TitleTextStyle</item> <item name="background">@color/bg_common</item> </style> <style name="MyActionBarTheme" parent="@style/Widget.AppCompat.Light.ActionBar.Solid.Inverse"> <item name="actionMenuTextColor">@color/title</item> <item name="colorControlNormal">@color/title</item> </style> <style name="MyActionBar.ActionBar.TitleTextStyle" parent="@style/TextAppearance.AppCompat.Widget.ActionBar.Title"> <item name="android:textColor">@color/title</item> </style> </resources>

My layout file header looks like this:

<android.support.v4.widget.DrawerLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools" style="@style/CustomActionBarTheme" android:id="@+id/drawer_layout" android:background="@color/bg_common_2" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" tools:context=".MainActivity"> ...

And in my manifest file I have added in the application tag:


Why do I get the error? I also choosed CustomActionBarTheme in my Preview windows as Theme. Am I missing something? Thanks for any advice in advance!


Android Studio uses the latest SDK installed to preview layout files. This can lead to preview errors due to missing styles - switching to an older API level (e.g. from 23 to 22) can fix this.


Another way is to change layout theme (near SDK preview version button) Works fine


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