Java.util.Properties.getProperty() Method

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Description

The java.util.Properties.getProperty(String key) method searches for the property with the specified key in this property list. If the key is not found in this property list, the default property list, and its defaults, recursively, are then checked. The method returns null if the property is not found.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.util.Properties.getProperty() method

public String getProperty(String key)

Parameters

  • key -- the property key.

Return Value

This method returns the value in this property list with the specified key value.

Exception

  • NA

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.util.Properties.getProperty() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.*;

public class PropertiesDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {
      Properties prop = new Properties();

      // add some properties
      prop.put("Height", "200");
      prop.put("Width", "150");
      prop.put("Scannable", "true");

      // get two properties and print them
      System.out.println("" + prop.getProperty("Scannable"));
      System.out.println("" + prop.getProperty("Width"));

   }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

true
150



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