Class ListResourceBundle

Known Direct Subclasses:

public abstract class ListResourceBundle
extends ResourceBundle

A ListResouceBundle provides an easy way, to create your own resource bundle. It is an abstract class that you can subclass. You should then overwrite the getContents method, that provides a key/value list.

The key/value list is a two dimensional list of Object. The first dimension ranges over the resources. The second dimension ranges from zero (key) to one (value). The keys must be of type String, and they are case-sensitive. For example:

public class MyResources
extends ListResourceBundle
public Object[][] getContents()
return contents;
static final Object[][] contents =
{"s1", "The disk \"{1}\" contains {0}."},  // MessageFormat pattern
{"s2", "1"},                       // location of {0} in pattern
{"s3", "My Disk"},                 // sample disk name
{"s4", "no files"},                // first ChoiceFormat choice
{"s5", "one file"},                // second ChoiceFormat choice
{"s6", "{0,number} files"}         // third ChoiceFormat choice
{"s7", "3 Mar 96"},                // sample date
{"s8", new Dimension(1,5)}         // real object, not just string
See Also:
Locale, PropertyResourceBundle

Field Summary

Fields inherited from class java.util.ResourceBundle


Constructor Summary

The constructor.

Method Summary

protected abstract Object[][]
Gets the key/value list.
This method should return all keys for which a resource exists.
handleGetObject(String key)
Gets a resource for a given key.

Methods inherited from class java.util.ResourceBundle

clearCache, clearCache, getBundle, getBundle, getBundle, getKeys, getLocale, getObject, getString, getStringArray, handleGetObject, setParent

Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

clone, equals, extends Object> getClass, finalize, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Details


public ListResourceBundle()
The constructor. It does nothing special.

Method Details


protected abstract Object[][] getContents()
Gets the key/value list. You must override this method, and should not provide duplicate keys or null entries.
a two dimensional list of String key / Object resouce pairs


public Enumeration getKeys()
This method should return all keys for which a resource exists.
getKeys in interface ResourceBundle
an enumeration of the keys


public final Object handleGetObject(String key)
Gets a resource for a given key. This is called by getObject.
handleGetObject in interface ResourceBundle
key - the key of the resource
the resource for the key, or null if it doesn't exist

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