How do I read a properties file?
Author: Deron Eriksson
Description: This Java tutorial describes how to read properties from a file.
Tutorial created using: Windows XP || JDK 1.5.0_09 || Eclipse Web Tools Platform 1.5.1

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The ReadPropertiesFile class is executed below. We can see the results of the execution at the bottom of the screen capture.

Execution of ReadPropertiesFile

In the console, the three key/value pairs are displayed. Notice that they are not displayed in the order that they are entered in the properties file. This is because the Properties object is a hashtable, which is a data structure that is optimal for quick storage and retrieval of individual data values, but it does not really have a sense of order to the returned results.

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