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Windows 7: Can a property from a .properties file be made into a usable variable?

20 Aug 2014   #1
WinJake

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Can a property from a .properties file be made into a usable variable?

I have code to read out lines from .properties, but it just prints it out, because im an idiot and didn't notice till now. So, the question is, can it be made into a variable instead?
current code;
Code:
Properties prop = new Properties();
	InputStream input = null;
	try {
		input = new FileInputStream("config.properties");
		prop.load(input);
		System.out.println(prop.getProperty("CyclesTime"));
		System.out.println(prop.getProperty("NmbOfCycles"));
		System.out.println(prop.getProperty("MsgForSave"));
		System.out.println(prop.getProperty("MsgForRestart"));}
		catch (IOException ex) {ex.printStackTrace();}
			finally {
				if (input != null) {
					try { input.close();} 
						catch (IOException e) {e.printStackTrace();} } }
And anything wrong with the code while I'm asking?


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22 Aug 2014   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Of course, you're reading and outputting to console immediately, so it can't be of further use. Just assign it to a variable instead. Something like that will do:

Code:
int nmbOfCycles = (int)prop.getProperty("CyclesTime");
System.out.println(nmbOfCycles);                         //here it prints the variable with the property value
//further usage of the same property can be done on the variable
Note that I have not tested it, and I don't have really many Java skills, but the idea is that, save to a variable first, then use the variable as many times as you want.
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