public class PropertyResourceBundle extends ResourceBundle

PropertyResourceBundle is a concrete subclass of ResourceBundle that manages resources for a locale using a set of static strings from a property file. See ResourceBundle for more information about resource bundles.

Unlike other types of resource bundle, you don't subclass PropertyResourceBundle. Instead, you supply properties files containing the resource data. ResourceBundle.getBundle will automatically look for the appropriate properties file and create a PropertyResourceBundle that refers to it. See ResourceBundle.getBundle for a complete description of the search and instantiation strategy.

The following example shows a member of a resource bundle family with the base name "MyResources". The text defines the bundle "MyResources_de", the German member of the bundle family. This member is based on PropertyResourceBundle, and the text therefore is the content of the file "" (a related example shows how you can add bundles to this family that are implemented as subclasses of ListResourceBundle). The keys in this example are of the form "s1" etc. The actual keys are entirely up to your choice, so long as they are the same as the keys you use in your program to retrieve the objects from the bundle. Keys are case-sensitive.

 # MessageFormat pattern
 s1=Die Platte \"{1}\" enthält {0}.

 # location of {0} in pattern

 # sample disk name
 s3=Meine Platte

 # first ChoiceFormat choice
 s4=keine Dateien

 # second ChoiceFormat choice
 s5=eine Datei

 # third ChoiceFormat choice
 s6={0,number} Dateien

 # sample date
 s7=3. März 1996

Note: PropertyResourceBundle can be constructed either from an InputStream or a Reader, which represents a property file. Constructing a PropertyResourceBundle instance from an InputStream requires that the input stream be encoded in ISO-8859-1. In that case, characters that cannot be represented in ISO-8859-1 encoding must be represented by Unicode Escapes as defined in section 3.3 of The Java™ Language Specification whereas the other constructor which takes a Reader does not have that limitation.

Inherited Field Summary

Public Constructor Summary

PropertyResourceBundle(InputStream stream)
Creates a property resource bundle from an InputStream.
PropertyResourceBundle(Reader reader)
Creates a property resource bundle from a Reader.

Public Method Summary

Returns an Enumeration of the keys contained in this ResourceBundle and its parent bundles.
handleGetObject(String key)
Returns the named resource from this ResourceBundle, or null if the resource is not found.

Protected Method Summary

Returns a Set of the keys contained only in this ResourceBundle.

Inherited Method Summary