Home Apachevelocity Reference Class Properties

Related Tutorials


Share on Google+Share on Google+

Reference Class Properties

This Example shows you how to use class properties in your velocity template.

Reference Class Properties


This Example shows you how to use class properties in your velocity template. 

Steps used in the code given below :
1: Initialize velocity run time engine through method  init().
2: Create object of VelocityContext Class.
3: Use put() method of Class VelocityContext through object 'ctx'.
4: Define variable 'date' to hold the value of java.util.Date Class.
5: With the use of this date variable, we will access the values of day, month and year in .vm file.



package velocity.ClassReference;

import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;

import org.apache.velocity.*;
import org.apache.velocity.app.*;

public class CallClassMethods {

  public static void main(String args[]) throws Exception {
  Template t = 

  VelocityContext ctx = new VelocityContext();

  ctx.put("date"new Date());
  Writer writer = new StringWriter();
  t.merge(ctx, writer);



Day: $date.Date
Month: $date.Month
Year: $year

Output :

Day: 23
Month: 7
Year: 2008

Download code


If you enjoyed this post then why not add us on Google+? Add us to your Circles

Liked it!  Share this Tutorial

Follow us on Twitter, or add us on Facebook or Google Plus to keep you updated with the recent trends of Java and other open source platforms.

Posted on: August 26, 2008

Related Tutorials

Discuss: Reference Class Properties  

Post your Comment

Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Subject (*):
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image