Error retrieving parent for item: No resource found that matches the given name '@android:style/TextAppearance.Holo.Widget.ActionBar.Title'-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I am implementing ActionBar to set the color for text using this style script in xml but getting error when I run my application time does anybody have idea what I have missing

this is my style.xml file

<!-- Start with the Holographic Light theme -->
<style name="Theme.IOSched" parent="android:style/Theme.Holo.Light">
    <item name="android:windowBackground">@drawable/window_background</item>
    <item name="android:actionBarStyle">@style/ActionBar</item>

    <!-- custom attributes 
    <item name="textHeaderMaxLines">@integer/text_header_max_lines</item>
    <item name="trackAbstractMaxLines">@integer/track_abstract_max_lines</item>-->
</style>

<style name="Theme.IOSched.Home" parent="style/Theme.IOSched">
    <item name="android:windowBackground">@drawable/window_background_home</item>
    <item name="android:actionBarStyle">@style/ActionBar</item>
</style>

<style name="ActionBar" parent="android:style/Widget.Holo.Light.ActionBar">
    <item name="android:background">@color/actionbar_background</item>
    <item name="android:textColor">@color/accent_1</item>
    <item name="android:titleTextStyle">@style/ActionBarText</item>
</style>

<style name="ActionBarText" parent="@android:style/TextAppearance.Holo.Widget.ActionBar.Title"> <!-- getting here error-->
    <item name="android:textColor">@color/accent_1</item>
    <item name="android:textStyle">bold</item>
</style>

error: Error retrieving parent for item: No resource found that matches the given name '@android:style/TextAppearance.Holo.Widget.ActionBar.Title'.
How to solve:

TextAppearance.Holo.Widget.ActionBar.Title appears to have been added in API Level 13. Make sure your build target is set to 13, not just 11.

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AndroidManifest.xml:

<uses-sdk
    android:minSdkVersion=...
    android:targetSdkVersion="11" />

and

Project Properties -> Project Build Target = 11 or above

These 2 things fixed the problem for me!

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I tried to change target sdk to 13 but does not works!!
then when I changed compileSdkVersion 13 to compileSdkVersion 14 is compiled successfully 🙂

NOTE: I Work with Android Studio not Eclipse

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Make sure you’ve set your target API (different from the target SDK) in the Project Properties (not the manifest) to be at least 4.0/API 14.

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This happens because in r6 it shows an error when you try to extend private styles.

Refer to this link

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<style name="Theme.IOSched" parent="android:style/Theme.Holo.Light">
    <item name="android:windowBackground">@drawable/window_background</item>
    <item name="android:actionBarStyle">@style/ActionBar</item>
</style>

you can not give your own color and backgroud in item windowBackground.
give your color in your /color.xml file.

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This is an old post, but if anyone comes up with this problem, i post what solved my problem:

I was trying to add the Action Bar Sherlock to my proyect when i get the error:

Error retrieving parent for item: No resource found that matches the given name 'android:Widget.Holo.ActionBar'.

I turns out that the action bar sherlock proyect and my proyect had differents minSdkVersion and targetSdkVersion. Changing that parameters to match in both proyect solved my problem.

<uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="7" android:targetSdkVersion="17"/>

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