creating a fragment causes app to crash

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http://stackoverflow.com – Okay so I am working with google API places. I have to create a fragment element in my XML file. The fragment element that I have created causes my app to crash. I am sure it is not my java code because I tried a Fragment element in a new project and same thing happened. here is my xml code <RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" android:paddingBottom="@dimen/activity_vertical_margin" android:paddingLeft="@dimen/ac (HowTos)