Home What exactly is it Xamarin.android.support.v7.appcompat
 I'm working with Xamarin.Android. Appcompat is actually necessary for use material design because the nougat package (Android.support.design) requires it. But why, for example, if I work only with API 27, I must add the AppCompat package? In my toolBox i've not the floatingActionButton, NavigationDrawer etc.. so I must add this packet to unlock them. What is exactly this package? I've read on the web that this package works with backward compatibility but I only work with new APIs, so why I must install it? Thanks.