Prevent bean's property being serialized to XML : JavaBeans « Development « Java Tutorial

import java.beans.BeanInfo;
import java.beans.Introspector;
import java.beans.PropertyDescriptor;
import java.beans.XMLEncoder;

public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] argv) throws Exception {
    BeanInfo bi = Introspector.getBeanInfo(BeanToXmlTransient.class);
    PropertyDescriptor[] pds = bi.getPropertyDescriptors();
    for (int i = 0; i < pds.length; i++) {
      PropertyDescriptor propertyDescriptor = pds[i];
      if (propertyDescriptor.getName().equals("itemQuantities")) {
        propertyDescriptor.setValue("transient", Boolean.TRUE);
    BeanToXmlTransient bean = new BeanToXmlTransient();
    bean.setId(new Long(1));
    bean.setItemQuantities(new Integer(100));

    XMLEncoder encoder = new XMLEncoder(new BufferedOutputStream(new FileOutputStream(



class BeanToXmlTransient {
  private Long id;

  private String itemName;

  private String itemColour;

  private Integer itemQuantities;

  public Long getId() {
    return id;

  public void setId(Long id) { = id;

  public String getItemName() {
    return itemName;

  public void setItemName(String itemName) {
    this.itemName = itemName;

  public String getItemColour() {
    return itemColour;

  public void setItemColour(String itemColour) {
    this.itemColour = itemColour;

  public Integer getItemQuantities() {
    return itemQuantities;

  public void setItemQuantities(Integer itemQuantities) {
    this.itemQuantities = itemQuantities;

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.