Java.util.ResourceBundle.getBundle() Method



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


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

public static final ResourceBundle getBundle(String baseName,Locale locale)


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

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

Return Value

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


  • NullPointerException − if baseName or locale 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) {

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

      // 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!


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