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Displaying Eclipse plugin javadoc

Loren Rosen
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Joined: Feb 12, 2003
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In the plugin development environment for Eclipse 3, you can see the source for some of the plugin library code via Navigate => Open Declaration. (By plugin library I mean the various org.eclipse packages plugin code might call.) And indeed if you look under Project => Properties => Java Build Path => Libraries, you'll see that the plugin wizard has set the proper source attachments for each of the plugin dependencies.

But you can't see the javadoc for the plugin dependencies via Navigate => Open External Javadoc. If you go back to the project properties, the javadoc location for the plugin dependencies is not filled in. I could fix this by hand, but there are at least 11 plugin dependencies, and I would have to do this separately for every plugin.

So-- am I missing something?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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