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generate the java Doc

omar bili
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Joined: Aug 13, 2004
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hi, is there a special tool needed to
generate my classes docs, if there is
where i can download it and please i need
a tutorial to learn how to generate the docs
Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Posts: 10336

Yes there is - its called Javadoc and its included in the bin directory of your JDK. Assuming your PATH is set up correctly, type "javadoc -help" from the command line and that should get you started.

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Fisher Daniel
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Joined: Sep 14, 2001
Posts: 582
I ussually build my classes's Javadoc using Apache Ant build.

Hope this helps and correct me if I am wrong

omar bili
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Joined: Aug 13, 2004
Posts: 177
Hi guys and thanks for the help
i am trying now the javadoc coz
i think it is less complicated
omar bili
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Joined: Aug 13, 2004
Posts: 177
i am locked:
my class is
public class Car {
/** name of the car */
String name ;
String model;
int price ;
the constructor. to construct
public Car() {

function that return the Name as a a String
String getName() {
return name;
function that return the Name as a int.
@param void
int getPrice() {
return price;

when i tried to generate the javadoc
the javadoc didn't include the attributes
and the function, what is missing ??
Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 5093
By default javadoc includes only public elements of a class. You need to set some compiler options to get more restricted elements to show up as well.

Hung Yee

Joined: Dec 22, 2004
Posts: 18
Sun has a link about how to use the javadoc tool:
I agree. Here's the link:
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