Public class QuizActivity extends ActionBarActivity {


I am curious why my QuizActivity class is a subclass of ActionBarActivity and not Activity. I read somewhere on Stackoverflow that this was related to picking an older min target than 14? but in your example you use 8.


anyone know why my new activities extend this class instead of just the plain Activity class?



I have the same issue, this happened because the activity you created on page 5 was an ‘Action Bar Activity’ and not a ‘Blank Activity’.



While creating your application, in the ‘Create Activity’ window choose ‘Empty Activity’ instead of ‘Blank Activity’.

Good luck.