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Javadoc with Eclipse Helios

Lou Pelagalli
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Joined: Nov 11, 2003
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Is there a way to add javadoc comments using Eclipse Helios to an entire .java file that does not contain any javadoc comments?


Peter Johnson

Joined: May 14, 2008
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This capability is not built into Eclipse. Maybe someone knows of a plugin that will do this. But all you would really get is empty comment blocks which you would have to manually add the comment text to so I don't see the benefit, especially since the most you have to type is "/**<return>" at which point Eclipse creates the comment block skeleton for you.

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Lou Pelagalli
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Joined: Nov 11, 2003
Posts: 150
Thank you Peter!

After my post I found JAutodoc.

It inserts javadoc comments like you stated, but also includes the constructor, method, and parameter names, plus some helpful features like building Ant scriptsl

I agree. Here's the link:
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