How to get resources via the ClassLoader in a JavaEE application in JBoss EAP

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  • We are converting from weblogic to JBoss. We have some typical code that loads an xml file using
InputStream is = getClass().getResourceAsStream(FILENAME);

This works fine in one class. In another class we use

InputStream is = Class.class.getResourceAsStream(FILENAME); 

Because that class is a singleton and is set up with static methods so getClass() won't work. We also tried Classloader.getResourceAsStream(FILENAME) but that didn't work either. When then switched the class to be non-static and it works too. Is there a way to get the classloaders to work properly with a static method?


  • JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)
    • 6.x
    • 5.x
    • 4.x

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