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Java Configuration Framework

Peter Smith

Joined: Feb 03, 2004
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Is there a framework availalable that one can ise in an application to read its configuration files? :roll:
Gregg Bolinger
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Ewe! You said the F word.
To answer your question, check out the Preferences API. This is what you want.
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Peter Smith

Joined: Feb 03, 2004
Posts: 5
Thanks Gregg!
Thats exactly what I wanted.
Peter Smith

Joined: Feb 03, 2004
Posts: 5
I also found the following:
1. JConfig at
2. JFig at
edward lea

Joined: May 08, 2010
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Please take a look at this URL:

The Configuration framework which we're looking for it is something on top of Apache Commons Configuration and must support Concurrency Issues, JMX issues and most of stores(e.g .properties file, .xml files or PreferencesAPI).

What weblogic team provides on 'Administration Console' is intersting which through it you can have transactional(atomic) updates on configurations so that are registered listeners be notified.

The Apache guys insist that this project is out of scopes of Commons Configuration, maybe!

I've attached a simple configuration framework, take look please.
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Jesper de Jong
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Please note that the original post is from February 2004. The original poster is most likely not still waiting for an answer.

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