[Solved] Android Studio Warning: Failed to load AppCompat ActionBar with unknown error

Android Studio 3.1.4

Problem: when a new project is created, render problem – failed to load appcompat actionbar with unknown error appears in the XML project under layout


1. Find the app/values/styles.xml file in the project directory and double-click to open it

2. Add the code segment under the file as follows:

<style name="AppTheme" parent="Theme.AppCompat.Light.DarkActionBar">

Change to:

<style name="AppTheme" parent="Base.Theme.AppCompat.Light.DarkActionBar">

3. Reopen the XML layout interface, and the problem has been solved

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