Trying to add a fragment to my fragment container FrameLayout

I have created an xml file called editor.xml which contains a FrameLayout. In my main activity I am trying to add my custom fragment to my FrameLayout.

The error I receive when trying to add my fragment is:

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    However my editorFrag extends Fragment so I am confused on why this is happening. Below is my code for the files I have mentioned. Any help is appreciated.


    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <FrameLayout xmlns:android=""
    android:layout_height="match_parent" />

    public class editorFrag extends Fragment
        public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container, 
            Bundle savedInstanceState) 
            // Inflate the layout for this fragment
            return inflater.inflate(R.layout.newlevel, container, false);

    public class editorActivity extends FragmentActivity
        public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) 
            // Check that the activity is using the layout version with the fragment_container FrameLayout
            if(findViewById( != null)
                // if we are being restored from a previous state, then we dont need to do anything and should
                // return or else we could end up with overlapping fragments.
                if(savedInstanceState != null)
                // Create an instance of editorFrag
                editorFrag firstFrag = new editorFrag();
                // add fragment to the fragment container layout
                getSupportFragmentManager().beginTransaction().add(, firstFrag);


    Luksprog answered this problem for me below by telling me to check my imports. Eclipse chose to import the SDK version of Fragment instead of the support version that I needed. Thank you for the help.

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    You forgot to commit() your transaction.

    You also forgot to call the addtoBackStack() method, otherwise your app closes when you hit the back button.

    add commit() like this

     getSupportFragmentManager().beginTransaction().add(, firstFrag).commit();
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