Deserializing a Bean from XML : JavaBeans « Development « Java Tutorial

import java.beans.XMLDecoder;

public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] argv) throws Exception {

    XMLDecoder decoder = new XMLDecoder(new BufferedInputStream(
        new FileInputStream("infilename.xml")));

    MyClass o = (MyClass) decoder.readObject();

    int prop = o.getProp(); // 1
    int[] props = o.getProps(); // [1, 2, 3]

class MyClass {
  // The prop property
  int i;

  public int getProp() {
    return i;

  public void setProp(int i) {
    this.i = i;

  // The props property
  int[] iarray = new int[0];

  public int[] getProps() {
    return iarray;

  public void setProps(int[] iarray) {
    this.iarray = iarray;

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <java version="1.4.0" class="java.beans.XMLDecoder">
        <object class="MyClass">
            <void property="prop">
            <void property="props">
                <array class="int" length="3">
                    <void index="0">
                    <void index="1">
                    <void index="2">

6.56.1.Listening for Changes to the Selected File in a JFileChooser Dialog
6.56.2.Get a list of selected files
6.56.3.Listening for Changes to the Current Directory in a JFileChooser Dialog
6.56.4.Displaying the Current Directory in the Title of a JFileChooser Dialog
6.56.5.Setting an Accessory Component in a JFileChooser Dialog
6.56.6.Convert a bean to XML persistence
6.56.7.Listen for bean's property change event
6.56.8.List property names of a Bean
6.56.9.Prevent bean's property being serialized to XML
6.56.10.Create an instance a Bean
6.56.11.Convert an XML persistence to bean
6.56.12.Determine bean's property type
6.56.13.Listen for a constrained property change
6.56.14.Bean has a single property called property.
6.56.15.Implementing a Bound Property
6.56.16.Implementing a Constrained Property: fires a PropertyChangeEvent whenever its value is about to be changed.
6.56.17.Instantiating a Bean
6.56.18.Listing the Property Names of a Bean
6.56.19.Getting and Setting a Property of a Bean
6.56.20.Get and set the value of a property in a bean using Expression and Statement
6.56.21.Get and set an Object type property
6.56.22.gets and sets a primitive type property
6.56.23.gets and sets an array type property
6.56.24.Serializing a Bean to XML: XMLEncoder only persists the value of public properties.
6.56.25.Deserializing a Bean from XML
6.56.26.Preventing a Bean Property from Being Serialized to XML
6.56.27.Serializing an Immutable Bean Property to XML
6.56.28.Listening for a Property Change Event: A property change event is fired when a bound property is changed.
6.56.29.Listening for a Vetoable Property Change Event
6.56.30.Read bean's property value
6.56.31.extends SimpleBeanInfo
6.56.32.Get and set properties on a bean
6.56.33.Process bean properties getter by applying the JavaBean naming conventions.
6.56.34.Is JavaBean Compliant Setter
6.56.35.Constructs a method name from element's bean name for a given prefix
6.56.36.Returns attribute's setter method. If the method not found then NoSuchMethodException will be thrown.