Java.util.ResourceBundle.getObject() Method



The java.util.ResourceBundle.getObject(String key) method gets an object for the given key from this resource bundle or one of its parents. This method first tries to obtain the object from this resource bundle using handleGetObject. If not successful, and the parent resource bundle is not null, it calls the parent's getObject method. If still not successful, it throws a MissingResourceException.


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

public final Object getObject(String key)


  • key -- the key for the desired object

Return Value

This method returns the object for the given key


  • NullPointerException -- if key is null

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


The following example shows the usage of java.util.ResourceBundle.getObject() 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 object 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!