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Persistent properties?

Duncan Fawkes

Joined: Jul 17, 2001
Posts: 10
Hi all. I have a question regarding persisting properties I want to load into my class when it is constructed, and the options I have available to me to do this.
Basically, when my class is constructed I want to load a property for it to use. As far as I know, I can do this either using -D in the Java command, or loading the property from a text file. However, where does the runtime find the file (using a property to find a property?! ). Could someone tell me how best to handle this situation please (ie what is convention)?? Personally, I would've thought that there would be a Windows registry type object that you could use to set properties...
Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
When we start an application we use a bat file. This file can set the classpath on the way in and name the properties file as an input parameter.

>java -classpath .;\whatever AppStartClass

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