XML encoding of indexed property bean

Myriam Abramson <mabramson@gmail.com>
Mon, 26 Nov 2007 13:22:01 GMT

I want to write out an XML encoded java bean with an array. I
understand that is an indexed property of the bean. Here's what I've
done below. That does not work and I do not get the values of the
array in the XML encoded output. Any ideas? thks.

import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;
import java.beans.XMLEncoder;

public class MyBean implements Serializable {

    public String [] myvalues = {"Sarah", "Simbah"};

    public MyBean () {

    public String getmyvalues(int index) {
    return myvalues[index];

  public void setmyvalues (int index, String name) {
    myvalues[index] = name;

    public String [] getmyvalues () {
    return myvalues;

    public void setmyvalues (String [] elements) {
    myvalues = elements;

    public void save () throws Exception {
    XMLEncoder e = new XMLEncoder
        (new BufferedOutputStream(new FileOutputStream ("mybean" + ".xml")));

    public static void main (String [] str) throws Exception {
    MyBean mb = new MyBean();



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