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How to load properties from XML file?

Reading XML properties can be easily done using the Properties.loadFromXML() method. Just like reading the properties from a file that contains a key=value pairs, the XML file will also contains a key and value wrapped in the following XML format.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE properties SYSTEM "">
  <comment>Application Configuration</comment>
  <entry key="data.folder">D:AppData</entry>
  <entry key="jdbc.url">jdbc:mysql://localhost/mydb</entry>


import java.util.Properties;

public class LoadXmlProperties {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        LoadXmlProperties lxp = new LoadXmlProperties();
        try {
            Properties properties = lxp.readProperties();
             * Display all properties information

             * Read the value of data.folder and jdbc.url configuration
            String dataFolder = properties.getProperty("data.folder");
            System.out.println("dataFolder = " + dataFolder);
            String jdbcUrl = properties.getProperty("jdbc.url");
            System.out.println("jdbcUrl = " + jdbcUrl);
        } catch (Exception e) {

    public Properties readProperties() throws Exception {
        Properties properties = new Properties();
        FileInputStream fis = new FileInputStream("configuration.xml");

        return properties;