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I can't get my project to find a newly created properties file.
It crashes at runtime, saying
StackTrace:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Directory com/mycompany/dir1/dir2/myfilename is invalid or not a directory name

myfilename.properties is in com/mycompany/dir1/dir2/
Full path is C:\mycompany1\myproject\mycore\code\com\mycompany2\dir1\dir2
In addition to the properties file, dir2 contains java files, which compile correctly.

Using Eclipse, in Java Build path, it includes all directories in myproject\mycore\code

What else do I need to do?
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by:CEHJ
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How are you creating the following:

>>Directory com/mycompany/dir1/dir2/myfilename is invalid or not a directory name

and trying to access it
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by:allelopath
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PropertiesReader propertiesReader = new PropertiesReader(propertyFile );
where propertyFile is the String "com/mycompany/dir1/dir2/myfilename"
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by:CEHJ
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I don't know that class, butin normal circumstances  you could do



Properties p = new Properties();
InputStream in = getClass().getResourceAsStream("/com/mycompany/dir1/dir2/myfilename");
p.load();
p.close();

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by:allelopath
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Sorry, i forgot the PropertiesReader is a custom class.
Ultimately, this is the line that throws the exception:
PropertyResourceBundle resources = (PropertyResourceBundle) ResourceBundle.getBundle(propertyFile);

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Apply the same principle to it

http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/util/PropertyResourceBundle.html#PropertyResourceBundle(java.io.InputStream)

The parent directory of com needs to be in the classpath
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by:allelopath
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ok, doing a System.getProperty("java.class.path"), I see that the parent directory is not in the classpath.
It is in the build path. How do I add it to the class path in eclipse?

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by:allelopath
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The classpath setting is in the Debug or Run dialog, though at the moment I don't see the ability to add a properties file (only jars)
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by:CEHJ
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>>don't see the ability to add a properties file (only jars)

You don't want to add either - you need to add a directory
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:-)
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