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Hi

How can i handle the UnsupportedClassVersionError , I tried it using the below code which i first compiled in higher version and tried running it in lower version....


but can't handle .Can i handle the exception??
 
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It's not an Exception, it's an Error. You aren't really supposed to handle Errors ... they're usually fatal. In this case, the code (It doesn't really matter what handling you put in your code) won't run because of the error.
 
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No, you cannot catch that exception, because it's thrown when the class is loaded and before your code is executed.

You can use the "-source" and "-target" switches on the Java compiler to compile a class to an older version. That way, you can make a class that checks the Java version:

Compile this with:

javac -source 1.2 -target 1.2 TestJavaVersion.java

By using the switches, the Java compiler will create a class file that's compatible with Java 1.2 or newer.

(Note that the -source and -target switches are not a magic way to make your program run on any old Java version; if you use new language features or API classes that are not in the old version, it won't compile or run properly on the old version.)
 
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Ya I got it thanks.
 
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