Pratik Pratik - 1 year ago 83
Android Question

FragmentActivity cannot be resolved to a type

I'm trying the application from this blog. While extending the

, I'm getting the following error:

`FragmentActivity` was not able to resolve.

Am I missing any library or anything else?

My code:

public class Testing_newActivity extends FragmentActivity { // here the FragmentActivity getting error package not found for import
/** Called when the activity is first created. */
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
if (getResources().getConfiguration().orientation
// If the screen is now in landscape mode, we can show the
// dialog in-line so we don't need this activity.

if (savedInstanceState == null) {
// During initial setup, plug in the details fragment.
DetailsFragment details = new DetailsFragment();

getSupportFragmentManager().beginTransaction().add(, details).commit();

android manifest file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android=""
android:versionName="1.0" >

<uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="11" />

<application android:icon="@drawable/ic_launcher" android:label="@string/app_name" >
<activity android:label="@string/app_name" android:name=".Testing_newActivity" >
<intent-filter >
<action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />


Answer Source

After waiting a long time for this answer, I have sorted things out, and I think that many other people will need a simple solution for this question.

Warning: This solution is for the eclipse user who uses Indigo or lower version. Still looking for solutions users who use other IDE's for android.

When extending the FragmentActivity for your application with version of 2.2 or lower, you can download the android.supportv4.jar from here or you can get this from your android-sdk directory ..\android-sdk\extras\android\support\v4 and put into your project.

If there are no directory libs in your project, create libs directory and paste the android.supportv4.jar file in this directory.

From eclipse project workspace: Select project/application in which you want to use. Right click on Project and select Properties option. In this select Java build path and select the tab Libraries

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Now click on Add Jar. It will display current list of projects with selected current project.

Expand this and go to the libs directory and select android.supportv4.jar file then click ok. It will display in list box now. Remember add the jar file as relative path path not as absolute path, so whenever if you change the directory of your project or open in another machine then will detect automatically for the project directory. Now click on Ok to close the Properties dialog.

You are able to import the; by placing mouse over the FragmentActivity or pressing the ctrl+shift+o to import missing files.

Hope you can got now FragmentActivity class.

If you are using the eclipse juno, then no need to worry for downloading the support jar file. It will automatically put into the libs directory and automatically added to your project path. If in case not then go through the Properties option and add it.

One more thing If you need to support your application for lower version then build with the higher version and add your this line into your androidmanifest.xml file

    android:targetSdkVersion="15" />

this will now support for 1.5 to 4.0.1 version devices.