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Invalid property key

Reports invalid arguments that are passed to methods with parameters annotated as @PropertyKey.

These arguments should be valid property keys in corresponding properties files. Also, the inspection verifies that the resourceBundle argument of the @PropertyKey annotation is an existing resource bundle.

Use the quick-fix to create a new property or to select an existing one.


@PropertyKey(resourceBundle = "myBundle") String value = "invalid.key";

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Java | Properties files


By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Java Internationalization, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024