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Resource Bundle

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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 and

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 new 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:


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.
Last modified: 29 November 2017

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