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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
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    Question Properties

    Hi everyone,

    I have a question about the use of properties.

    You see usually if you wanted to add a property you would do this

    Code:
    Properties systemProperties = System.getProperties();
    systemProperties.setProperty("http.proxyHost", proxy);
    systemProperties.setProperty("http.proxyPort", port);
    But the thing is i have heard now that this property class may be deprecated soon and people are now encouraged to use the ResourceBundle.

    Here is the thing i am not very sure how to use the ResourceBundle class. I tried to yahoo but almost found no information on it. For example like the above code that i have, how does one convert that using the ResourceBundle class??

    Any help is greatly appreciated

    Thank You

    Yours Sincerely

    Richard West

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2005
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    Denmark / Copenhagen
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    Hi
    A way to use ResourceBoundle is to create a java property file (with the extension properties). In this file you can write the properties like:
    PropertyName = PropertyValue

    You can then access these property from your code like:
    // Key is the PropertyName
    public static String getDefaultProperty(String key){
    String prop = null;
    try{
    ResourceBundle resource = ResourceBundle.getBundle(NameOfThePROPERTYFILE_WithNoExtension);
    prop = resource.getString(key);
    }catch(MissingResourceException e){
    //missing prop
    }
    return prop; //prop is the PropertyValue
    }
    }

    Hope this will help you.

    Per Mikkelsen

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