Java.util.ResourceBundle.getBundle() Method



The java.util.ResourceBundle.getBundle(String baseName,Locale locale,ClassLoader loader) method gets a resource bundle using the specified base name, locale, and class loader.


Following is the declaration for java.util.ResourceBundle.getBundle() method

public static ResourceBundle getBundle(String baseName,Locale locale,ClassLoader loader)


  • baseName -- the base name of the resource bundle, a fully qualified class name

  • locale -- the locale for which a resource bundle is desired

  • loader -- the class loader from which to load the resource bundle

Return Value

This method returns a resource bundle for the given base name and locale


  • NullPointerException -- if baseName,locale or loader is null

  • MissingResourceException -- if no resource bundle for the specified base name can be found


The following example shows the usage of java.util.ResourceBundle.getBundle() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.Locale;
import java.util.ResourceBundle;

public class ResourceBundleDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

   ClassLoader cl = ClassLoader.getSystemClassLoader();
   // create a new ResourceBundle with specified locale
   // and SystemClassLoader
   ResourceBundle bundle =
   ResourceBundle.getBundle("hello", Locale.US, cl);

   // print the text assigned to key "hello"
   System.out.println("" + bundle.getString("hello"));


Assuming we have a resource file available in your CLASSPATH, with the following content. This file will be used as an input for our example program:

hello=Hello World!

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

Hello World!