java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file

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This exception occurs when using an older version of java. Mainly when trying to run a jar compiled with a newer Java version in an older Java version. We can avoid this issue by executing the jar in the same version which it was compiled.

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java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:675)
at org.eclipse.osgi.internal.baseadaptor.DefaultClassLoader.defineClass(DefaultClassLoader.java:165)
at org.eclipse.osgi.baseadaptor.loader.ClasspathManager.defineClass(ClasspathManager.java:554)
at org.eclipse.osgi.baseadaptor.loader.ClasspathManager.findClassImpl(ClasspathManager.java:524)
at org.eclipse.osgi.baseadaptor.loader.ClasspathManager.findLocalClassImpl(ClasspathManager.java:455)
at org.eclipse.osgi.baseadaptor.loader.ClasspathManager.findLocalClass_LockClassLoader(ClasspathManager.java:443)
at org.eclipse.osgi.baseadaptor.loader.ClasspathManager.findLocalClass(ClasspathManager.java:423)
at org.eclipse.osgi.internal.baseadaptor.DefaultClassLoader.findLocalClass(DefaultClassLoader.java:193)
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleLoader.findLocalClass(BundleLoader.java:368)
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleLoader.findClassInternal(BundleLoader.java:444)
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleLoader.findClass(BundleLoader.java:397)
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleLoader.findClass(BundleLoader.java:385)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:251)
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleLoader.loadClass(BundleLoader.java:313)
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleHost.loadClass(BundleHost.java:227)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.registry.osgi.RegistryStrategyOSGI.createExecutableExtension(RegistryStrategyOSGI.java:160)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.registry.ExtensionRegistry.createExecutableExtension(ExtensionRegistry.java:867)
at org.eclipse.core.internal.registry.ConfigurationElement.createExecutableExtension(ConfigurationElement.java:243)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPlugin$1.run(WorkbenchPlugin.java:267)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorManager.createPart(EditorManager.java:846)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorReference.createPartHelper(EditorReference.java:606)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorReference.createPart(EditorReference.java:428)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPartReference.getPart(WorkbenchPartReference.java:594)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.EditorReference.getEditor(EditorReference.java:266)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.busyOpenEditorBatched(WorkbenchPage.java:2820)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.busyOpenEditor(WorkbenchPage.java:2729)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.access$11(WorkbenchPage.java:2721)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPage.openEditor(WorkbenchPage.java:2668)
at org.eclipse.ui.actions.OpenWithMenu.openEditor(OpenWithMenu.java:337)
at org.eclipse.ui.actions.OpenWithMenu.access$0(OpenWithMenu.java:325)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.EventTable.sendEvent(EventTable.java:84)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget.sendEvent(Widget.java:1561)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget.sendEvent(Widget.java:1585)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget.sendEvent(Widget.java:1570)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Widget.notifyListeners(Widget.java:1360)
at org.eclipse.swt.widgets.Display.runDeferredEvents(Display.java:3474)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.runEventLoop(Workbench.java:2382)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.runUI(Workbench.java:2346)
at org.eclipse.ui.internal.Workbench.access$4(Workbench.java:2198)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.runApplication(EclipseAppLauncher.java:110)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.internal.adaptor.EclipseAppLauncher.start(EclipseAppLauncher.java:79)
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.adaptor.EclipseStarter.run(EclipseStarter.java:382)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.invokeFramework(Main.java:549)
at org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.Main.basicRun(Main.java:504)

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