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From "Mike Deegan" <mpdee...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: How do you access an application.properties value directly from within a class?
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2003 18:10:54 GMT
Thanks Konstadinis and James !
Appreciate the help - had a mental block after a week long Stampede party
here in Calgary.

Mike

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Konstadinis Euaggelos" <Vangelis.Konstantinis@eurodyn.com>
To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2003 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: How do you access an application.properties value directly from
within a class?


> You can use this,
> <bean:define id="key"><bean:message key='myKey'/></bean:define>
>
> You can use the key as a scriplet   <% =key%>
>
>
> This solution works also in the following case ,
> if you want to display a title in your button if your write title =
> "<bean:message key='myKey'/>"
> it willn 't work ,
>
> Following the above solution it works,
>
> <html:button property="previous" styleClass="Button"
> title="<%="["+key+"]"%>" >
>             <bean:message bundle="BUTTON_RESOURCE_KEY"
> key="button.previous"/>
> </html:button>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Deegan" <mpdeegan@hotmail.com>
> To: "Struts Users Mailing List" <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 7:53 PM
> Subject: Re: How do you access an application.properties value directly
from
> within a class?
>
>
> > Hey Matt / All,
> >
> > Do you have an elegant way -  in scriptlet form - at the JSP level to
grab
> > an application.properties value to then use as a JSP expression (
> <%=...%>)
> > in the "value" attribute of a tag.
> >
> > I had tried to use the bean:message tag to get the "value" to populate
> into
> > the "value" attribute of another tag - that is when trying to combine
two
> > tags - but the page fails to compile. Can't remember the exact error msg
> but
> > it was along the lines of " = expected ..."
> >
> > I know you can use JSP expressions ( <%=...%>) in the "value" attribute
of
> > tags - but JSP compile fails when I try to use bean:message tag to
> directly
> > populate a tag's "value" attribute.
> >
> > So do you have an elegant way -  in scriptlet form - at the JSP level to
> > grab an application.properties value to then use as a JSP expression (
> > <%=...%>) in the "value" attribute of a tag.
> >
> > I searched for some time for an answer on this but got lost in the maze.
> > Maybe the wording of my searches let me down.
> >
> > Or should I be attempting to do this in another way ... without
scriptlets
> > ... to get an application.properties value to populate into the "value"
> > attribute of another tag.
> >
> > Any help appreciated ...
> > Mike
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Raible, Matt" <Matt_Raible@cable.comcast.com>
> > To: "'Struts Users Mailing List'" <struts-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 10:53 AM
> > Subject: RE: How do you access an application.properties value directly
fr
> > om within a class?
> >
> >
> > > I forgot to add the simplest way in an Action class:
> > >
> > > MessageResources resources = getResources(request);
> > >
> > > resources.getMessage("keyName");
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Raible, Matt
> > > Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 10:51 AM
> > > To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
> > > Subject: RE: How do you access an application.properties value
directly
> > > fr om within a class?
> > >
> > >
> > > If you're just looking for the values, grab it as a resource bundle.
> > Here's
> > > how I grab it in a Business Delegate:
> > >
> > >     // Get the application's messages resources
> > >     ResourceBundle resources =
> > > ResourceBundle.getBundle("ApplicationResources");
> > >     String appDBVersion = resources.getString("webapp.db_version");
> > >
> > > And then of course, there's errors and messages - where it grabs it
> > > automagically:
> > >
> > >         errors.add(ActionErrors.GLOBAL_ERROR,
> > >                    new ActionError("errors.existing.user",
> > >                                    userForm.getUsername(),
> > >                                    userForm.getEmail()));
> > >
> > >         messages.add(ActionMessages.GLOBAL_MESSAGE,
> > >                      new ActionMessage("user.deleted",
> > > userForm.getEmail()));
> > >
> > > And lastly, you can get it from the servlet context in a servlet
outside
> > of
> > > struts:
> > >
> > >         MessageResources resources =
> > >             ((MessageResources)
> > > getServletContext().getAttribute(Globals.MESSAGES_KEY));
> > >
> > >         resources.getMessage("userFormEx.username");
> > >
> > >
> > > HTH,
> > >
> > > Matt
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Mark Galbreath [mailto:mark_galbreath@qat.com]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 10:28 AM
> > > To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
> > > Subject: How do you access an application.properties value directly
from
> > > within a class?
> > >
> > >
> > > When Struts load, it grabs application.properties and stores it's keys
> and
> > > values somewhere.  From within an action class I need to access a
value
> in
> > > application.properties.  How could one do this?
> > >
> > > tia,
> > > mark
> > >
> > >
> > >
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