Converting property files to Android resource Xml with Groovy

Converting J2me projects to Android. Wanted to convert property files to the android xml so decided to cobble together a bit of Groovy

The property file is something like this:

##general strings
menu=Menu
stop=Stop
back=Back
wait=Wait
search=Search
bb.nextmess=Click spacebar for next Question

Make sure you stick the property file name on the command line ….

import groovy.xml.MarkupBuilder

def writer = new StringWriter()
def xml = new MarkupBuilder(writer)

writer.append(’<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>’)

xml.resources {

new File(args[0]).eachLine{line->

bits = line.tokenize(”=”)
try {
string(name:bits[0].trim(),bits[1].trim())

} catch (Exception e) {
//exceptions pah!
}

}

}

println writer.toString()

This give the output ….

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resources>
<string name='menu'>Menu</string>
<string name='stop'>Stop</string>
<string name='back'>Back</string>
<string name='wait'>Wait</string>
<string name='search'>Search</string>
<string name='bb.nextmess'>Click spacebar for next Question</string>
</resources>


								
				

			

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