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Convert Properties into XML File

With this example we shall show you how to convert a java.util.Properties object to XML format and write it to a File. The Properties class is a very popular Java utility and it can be used in numerous occasions in a Java application. And because of that it is quite useful to store these properties to an XML File and use it as a resource in many different applications, so you don’t have to specify the same Properties again and again. Furthermore a class that describes “Properties” is well suited for an XML formatted file. For that reason java.util.Properties class comes with a storeToXML() method that does just that.
Let’s see the code snippet that follows:


package com.javacodegeeks.java.core;

import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.OutputStream;
import java.util.Properties;

public class PropertiesToXMLFileExample {

	private static final String xmlFilePath = "C:\\Users\\nikos7\\Desktop\\filesForExamples\\emailProps.xml";

	public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
		Properties properties = new Properties();
		properties.setProperty("email", "example@javacodegeeks.com");

		OutputStream outputStream = new FileOutputStream(xmlFilePath);

		properties.storeToXML(outputStream, "email", "UTF-8");

		System.out.println("XML File was created!");


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<!DOCTYPE properties SYSTEM "http://java.sun.com/dtd/properties.dtd">
<entry key="email">example@javacodegeeks.com</entry>

This was an example on how to convert Properties into XML File.

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