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ListResourceBundle

Name

ListResourceBundle

Synopsis

Class Name:

java.util.ListResourceBundle

Superclass:

java.util.ResourceBundle

Immediate Subclasses:

None

Interfaces Implemented:

None

Availability:

New as of JDK 1.1

Description

The ListResourceBundle class is an abstract subclass of ResourceBundle that represents a list of resources for a locale. The resources are listed as a set of key/value pairs. Internally, a Hashtable is used for quick lookup of values. To subclass ListResourceBundle, all you need to do is override getContents() to return a two-dimensional array of Objects that contains the key/value pairs.

When ResourceBundle.getBundle() is called, it attempts to find a resource bundle that most closely matches a particular locale. This can be either a ListResourceBundle subclass or a property file, represented by a PropertyResourceBundle. Once the resource bundle has been retrieved, its contents can be used by the application to present locale-specific information.

PropertyResourceBundle inherits a lot of functionality from ResourceBundle; see the class description of ResourceBundle for more information.

Class Summary

public abstract class java.util.ListResourceBundle
                      extends java.util.ResourceBundle {
  // Instance Methods
  public Enumeration getKeys();
  public final Object handleGetObject(String key);
  // Protected Instance Methods
  protected abstract Object[][] getContents();
}

Instance Methods

getKeys

public Enumeration getKeys()

Returns

The keys in the resource bundle as an Enumeration.

Overrides

ResourceBundle.getKeys()

Description

This method returns an Enumeration that iterates through the keys in this ListResourceBundle.

handleGetObject

public final Object handleGetObject(String key)

Parameters

key

The key of the resource to retrieve.

Returns

The resource that corresponds to this key.

Overrides

ResourceBundle.handleGetObject()

Description

This method returns the resource that corresponds to the given key. This method should not be called directly by your code. Your code should call ResourceBundle.getObject(), which may call the handleGetObject() objects of multiple subclasses of ResourceBundle looking for a particular resource. Calling handleGetObject() directly only finds resources in the object associated with the method.

Protected Instance Methods

getContents

protected abstract Object[][] getContents()

Returns

The key/value pairs that represent the resources as a two-dimensional array.

Description

This method returns a two-dimensional Object array that contains all the key/value pairs for this ListResourceBundle.

Inherited Methods

Method

Inherited From

Method

Inherited From

clone()

Object

equals(Object)

Object

finalize()

Object

getClass()

Object

getObject(String)

ResourceBundle

getString(String)

ResourceBundle

getStringArray(String)

ResourceBundle

hashCode()

Object

notify()

Object

notifyAll()

Object

setParent(ResourceBundle)

ResourceBundle

toString()

Object

wait()

Object

wait(long)

Object

wait(long, int)

Object

   

See Also

Enumeration, Hashtable, PropertyResourceBundle, ResourceBundle


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