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Resource Bundle

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Basics

Resource bundle is a set of properties files that have same base name with different language-specific suffixes. A resource bundle contains at least two properties files with similar base name, for example file_en.properties and file_de.properties.

IntelliJ IDEA recognizes resource bundles, and marks them with the icon resource_bundle_icon.

IntelliJ IDEA supports the following features for the resource bundles:

Creating resource bundles

To create a new resource bundle, follow these steps

  1. In the Project tool window, choose the directory where the new resource bundle should be created.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Press Alt+Insert.
    • On the context menu of the selection, choose New | Resource Bundle
    • On the main menu, choose File | New | Resource Bundle
  3. In the dialog box that opens, do the following:
    • Specify the base name of the resource bundle.
    • If necessary, select the check box Use XML-based properties files.
    • Add the required locales. To do that, click add and type the comma-separated suffixes of the required locales.
    • Click OK when ready.

The new node Resource Bundle '<base name>' appears in the Project Tool Window:

resourceBundles

Combining or dissociating properties

By default, when a new resource bundle is created, it shows joined. You can dissociate it and show the properties files only.

To dissociate a resource bundle

  1. Right-click the resource bundle you want to dissociate.
  2. On the context menu, choose Dissociate Resource Bundle <base name>.

To combine several properties files into a resource bundle

  1. Select the properties files to be combined.
  2. Right-click the selection.
  3. On the context menu, choose Combine to Resource Bundle.
  4. Specify the base name of a resource bundle.

See Also

Last modified: 5 September 2016