Java.util.Properties.store() Method

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Description

The java.util.Properties.store(OutputStream out,String comments) method writes this property list (key and element pairs) in this Properties table to the output stream in a format suitable for loading into a Properties table using the load(InputStream) method.

Declaration

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

public void store(OutputStream out,String comments)

Parameters

  • out -- an output stream.

  • comments -- a description of the property list.

Return Value

This method returns the previous value of the specified key in this property list, or null if it did not have one.

Exception

  • IOException -- if writing this property list to the specified output stream throws an IOException.

  • ClassCastException -- if this Properties object contains any keys or values that are not Strings.

  • NullPointerException -- if out is null.

Example

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

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.*;

public class PropertiesDemo {

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

      // add some properties
      prop.setProperty("Height", "200");
      prop.put("Width", "1500");

      // print the list 
      System.out.println("" + prop);
      try {
         // store the properties list in an output stream
         prop.store(System.out, "PropertiesDemo");
      } catch (IOException ex) {
         ex.printStackTrace();
      }
   }
}

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

{Width=1500, Height=200}
#PropertiesDemo
#Sat Jun 30 02:30:14 EEST 2012
Width=1500
Height=200



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