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Kotlin Properties – Read/Write Properties from/to .properties/.XML File

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Kotlin Properties – Read/Write Properties from/to .properties/.XML File

In the post, we show how to Read/Write Properties from/to .Properties/.XML files by Kotlin language.

I. Kotlin - Read/Write Properties from/to .Properties file

1. Write Properties to .Properties file

1.1 Properties store() method

We use java.util.Properties.store() methods:


// 1.
fun store(out: OutputStream, comments: String): Unit

-> Writes this property list (key and element pairs) in this Properties table 
to the output stream in a format suitable for loading into a Properties table using the load(InputStream) method.

// 2.
fun store(writer: Writer, comments: String): Unit

-> Writes this property list (key and element pairs) in this Properties table 
to the output character stream in a format suitable for using the load(Reader) method.

1.2 Kotlin Program – write Properties to .properties file


package com.javasampleapproach.kotlin.properties

import java.io.FileOutputStream
import java.io.FileWriter
import java.io.IOException
import java.util.Properties

fun main(args: Array) {
    val properties = Properties()

    properties.put("db.username", "username")
    properties.put("db.password", "password")
    properties.put("db.driver", "org.postgresql.Driver")
    properties.put("db.url", "jdbc:postgresql://localhost/testdb")

    var propertiesFile = System.getProperty("user.dir") + "\\file.properties"
        
    /*
     *  Approach 1: 
     *  use -> 'java.util.Properties.store(out: OutputStream, comments: String)'
     */
    var fileOutputStream = FileOutputStream(propertiesFile)
    properties.store(fileOutputStream, "save to properties file")
    
    /*
     *  Approach 2: 
     *  use -> 'java.util.Properties.store(writer: Writer, comments: String)'
     */
    propertiesFile = System.getProperty("user.dir") + "\\file_1.properties"
    val fileWriter = FileWriter(propertiesFile)
    properties.store(fileWriter, "save to properties file")
}

-> .properties output file:

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Kotlin Properties – Read/Write Properties from/to .properties/.XML File

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