I’m working on the Xamarin chapter now. In Day 1, in the Android section, it says to use NuGet to get the v7 AppCompat library, which I did.
Now I’m trying to change the base class in MainActivity.cs to AppCompatActivity but I can’t get it to work. I looked in the code download to find the package name. It looks like it should be the following:
However, my Xamarin Studio doesn’t recognize that package. In the Solution panel I expanded the “Packages” folder and I see
Xamarin.Android.Support.v7.AppCompat but the
using statement doesn’t work, and I haven’t been able to find any other package that works for AppCompatActivity.
I’m on the latest version of Xamarin Studio (6.0 build 5174). NuGet gave me v23.3.0 of the AppCompat library.