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Load Data from Properties File

Mathew Mintalm
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Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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Hello, I would like to implement own config file for my Program (I mean configs loaded from properties file at program startup, also user will have possibility to edit these settings, from program window or simply by editing properties file)

Anyway, I made little test class, to see how does it really works. But I have a problem, I can load only Strings, its really strange for me.

My test class code:



I know why it works only for String.. because of this is included:

props .getProperty("StringTest");

But no idea how does it should look for INT and BOOLEAN, anyone can help me?
Ed Ward
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Joined: Jan 30, 2006
Posts: 147
Are you saying you have properties named "BooleanTest" and "IntTest"?
If you are then you first need to retrieve them with props.getProperty("BooleanTest") and props.getProperty("IntTest") like you did with the "StringTest" property.
Then try parsing them. You're skipping a step.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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