Class StringManager


  • public class StringManager
    extends Object
    An internationalization / localization helper class which reduces the bother of handling ResourceBundles and takes care of the common cases of message formatting which otherwise require the creation of Object arrays and such.

    The StringManager operates on a package basis. One StringManager per package can be created and accessed via the getManager method call.

    The StringManager will look for a ResourceBundle named by the package name given plus the suffix of "LocalStrings". In practice, this means that the localized information will be contained in a LocalStrings.properties file located in the package directory of the classpath.

    Please see the documentation for java.util.ResourceBundle for more information.

    Author:
    James Duncan Davidson [duncan@eng.sun.com], James Todd [gonzo@eng.sun.com], Mel Martinez [mmartinez@g1440.com]
    See Also:
    ResourceBundle
    • Method Detail

      • getString

        public String getString​(String key)
        Get a string from the underlying resource bundle or return null if the String is not found.
        Parameters:
        key - to desired resource String
        Returns:
        resource String matching key from underlying bundle or null if not found.
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if key is null.
      • getString

        public String getString​(String key,
                                Object... args)
        Get a string from the underlying resource bundle and format it with the given set of arguments.
        Parameters:
        key - The key for the required message
        args - The values to insert into the message
        Returns:
        The request string formatted with the provided arguments or the key if the key was not found.
      • getManager

        public static final StringManager getManager​(String packageName)
        Get the StringManager for a particular package. If a manager for a package already exists, it will be reused, else a new StringManager will be created and returned.
        Parameters:
        packageName - The package name
        Returns:
        The instance associated with the given package