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Rick DeBay
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Joined: Jul 11, 2003
Posts: 70
I'm loading all my messages from a properties file using the JSTL fmt:message tags. But now I have a case where I need to load a message from the same file, but from a Struts Action class.
How do I load a localized message from a properties file? I looked at ResourceBundle.getBundle, but I don't know how to specify the file. The API states that it must be a fully qualified class name, but where would it start looking for the file? In the WEB-INF/classes directory?
Seetesh Hindlekar
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Joined: Feb 13, 2004
Posts: 244
Hi,
Code snippet to explain the example.
String language = "en";
String country = "US";
Locale currentLocale;
java.util.ResourceBundle messages;
currentLocale = new Locale(language, country);
messages = ResourceBundle.getBundle("MessagesBundle", currentLocale);
System.out.println(messages.getString("greetings"));
System.out.println(messages.getString("inquiry"));
System.out.println(messages.getString("farewell"));
MessageBundle.properties
========================
greetings = Hello.
farewell = Goodbye.
inquiry = How are you?
Depending on the MessageBundle properties file, the output will vary. Now its upto u to code to retrieve the MessageBundle.properties file.
Rgds,
Seetesh
Rick DeBay
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Joined: Jul 11, 2003
Posts: 70
Thanks, I had that part. What I wanted to avoid was hunting around as to where it would start loading the resource from. It turns out it does base the path on WEB-INF/classes. Now if I can only get the user's locale, JSTL isn't setting a session attribute after determining the browser-based locale. Over to the JSP forum...
 
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