Preventing a Bean Property from Being Serialized to XML : JavaBeans « Development « Java Tutorial

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

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

    MyClass o = new MyClass();
    o.setProps(new int[] { 1, 2, 3 });

    XMLEncoder encoder = new XMLEncoder(new BufferedOutputStream(
        new FileOutputStream("outfilename.xml")));


class MyClass {
  int i;

  public int getProp() {
    return i;

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

  int[] iarray = new int[0];

  public int[] getProps() {
    return iarray;

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

  static {
    try {
      BeanInfo info = Introspector.getBeanInfo(MyClass.class);
      PropertyDescriptor[] propertyDescriptors = info.getPropertyDescriptors();
      for (int i = 0; i < propertyDescriptors.length; ++i) {
        PropertyDescriptor pd = propertyDescriptors[i];
        if (pd.getName().equals("props")) {
          pd.setValue("transient", Boolean.TRUE);
    } catch (IntrospectionException e) {

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.