Java.util.ResourceBundle.getString() Method

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Description

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

Declaration

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

public final String getString(String key)

Parameters

  • key -- the key for the desired string

Return Value

This method returns the string for the given key

Exception

  • 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

Example

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 hello_en_US.properties 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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