try-with-resources are not supported at this language level - Android


I have a problem with "try-with-resources are not supported at this language level" in android in the following posted code, I tried to set language to 7 but it stills keeps giving me the same example plus it keeps giving me the option to change to language 7.

public String ReadFile(String fileName) {

    try (BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new FileReader(fileName ".txt"))) {
        StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
        String line = br.readLine();

        while (line != null) {
            line = br.readLine();

        String everything = sb.toString();
        return everything;
    } catch (FileNotFoundException ex) {
        Logger.getLogger(SaveNLoadRank.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
    } catch (IOException ex) {
        Logger.getLogger(SaveNLoadRank.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
    return "1";

try-with-resources is only supported if your minSdkVersion is set to 19 or higher.

Since I doubt your application support a minimum API version of 19 or higher (in June of 2014), that is likely your problem.

Support for Java 7 language features was added in SDK Tools Revision 22.6 released in March of 2014 (see here). However, try-with-resources is not a feature that is possible to introduce for previous versions of Android, so applications using that feature must run on 19 , thus the minSdkVersion requirement.

UPDATE You can now use try-with-resources with any API.

In addition to the Java 8 language features and APIs above, Android Studio 3.0 and later extends support for try-with-resources to all Android API levels.

To start using supported Java 8 language features, update the Android plugin to 3.0.0 (or higher). After that, for each module that uses Java 8 language features (either in its source code or through dependencies), update the Source Compatibility and Target Compatibility to 1.8 in the Project Structure dialog as shown in figure 2 (click File > Project Structure).