user2048672 user2048672 -4 years ago 103
Android Question

Google Maps V2 - Error inflating class Fragment

I'm trying my hand and Android Application Development. I'm currently using Eclipse (I can't remember the version, whatever the newest is). I've crossed a bridge where I just can't seem to grasp what I'm doing wrong. I'm attempting to use the Google Maps V2 API. I've been through several documents and tried several techniques, all of which lead to the same error:

Android.view.Inflate Exception: Binary XML file line #2: Error inflating class fragment


I've been pounding my face into the keys for 2 days straight trying to grasp what I'm doing wrong here.

Things I've done:


  1. Started with a blank activity.

  2. Project -> Properties -> Android -> Project Build Target is Google APIs - 4.2 - API 17 - I've tried every other option as well (as long as above version 3.0, found it documented

  3. Added the google-play-services_lib to my Package Explorer. I indicated that the google-play-services_lib was indeed
    a library
    .

  4. Project -> Properties -> Android -> Library -> Add -> and I choose the location to the google-play-services_lib.

  5. Included
    android-support-v4.jar
    as a dependency of my project.



I've tried so many different answers from questions similar to mine, but to no avail. :(
I can usually figure these things out, but maybe I'm just too overloaded.

My package explorer tree in eclipse looks like


  1. google-play-services_lib

  2. Svma



Here's the code:>

activity_main.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<fragment xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
android:id="@+id/map"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
class="com.google.android.gms.maps.SupportMapFragment"/>


Manifest

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
package="com.testing.svma"
android:versionCode="1"
android:versionName="1.0" >

<uses-sdk
android:minSdkVersion="17"
android:targetSdkVersion="17" />

<permission
android:name="com.testing.svma.permission.MAPS_RECEIVE"
android:protectionLevel="signature" />

<uses-permission android:name="com.testing.svma.permission.MAPS_RECEIVE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />
<uses-permission android:name="com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES" />

<application
android:allowBackup="true"
android:icon="@drawable/ic_launcher"
android:label="@string/app_name"
android:theme="@style/AppTheme" >
<activity
android:name="com.testing.svma.MainActivity"
android:label="@string/app_name" >
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>

<meta-data
android:name="com.google.android.maps.v2.API_KEY"
android:value="SHA1_Generated_KEY_HERE" />
</application>

<uses-feature
android:glEsVersion="0x00020000"
android:required="true" />
</manifest>


MainActivity.java

package com.testing.svma;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.support.v4.app.FragmentActivity;

public class MainActivity extends FragmentActivity {

@Override
protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);


}
}


Reference Documents


  1. I used “Error inflating class fragment” with google map to try and fix my issues.

  2. I referenced This google maps quick start guide to create my project.

  3. I had started initially with the sample code from the Introduction to the Google Maps Android V2 Api

  4. A whole slew of SO questions.



So, SO Community, what am I doing wrong? Why am I unable to grasp this simple concept.

Thank you in advance.

Answer Source

I have the same code/same problem! Try adding android:name="com.testing.svma.MainActivity" to "fragment" in the layout! It solved the issue for me

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<fragment xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:id="@+id/map"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    class="com.google.android.gms.maps.SupportMapFragment"
    android:name="com.testing.svma.MainActivity"/>
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