Java.util.ResourceBundle.getString() Method



The java.util.ResourceBundle.getString(String key) method gets a string for the given key from this resource bundle or one of its parents.


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

public final String getString(String key)


key − the key for the desired string

Return Value

This method returns the string for the given key


  • NullPointerException − if key is null

  • MissingResourceException − if no object for the given key can be found

  • ClassCastException − if the object found for the given key is not a string


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