You need to use a Theme.AppCompat theme (or descendant) with this activity.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21814825/you-need-to-use-a-theme-appcompat-theme-or-descendant-with-this-activity

You need to use a Theme.AppCompat theme (or descendant) with this activity.

Looks like if you get the above error resolved by adding the following to the Android Manifest file.

android:theme="@style/Theme.AppCompat.Light