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Configure Button - Where is it in Eclipse?

 
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I'm working on an exercise in my maruch book.  

I'm wanting to produce documentation.  

The exercise has the /** and */   markers already included in the first example.

I'm looking for the Configure button in Eclipse.   I cannot locate it.  

Please describe how to get to this feature.

Thanks,

Kevin
 
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kevin Abel wrote:I'm working on an exercise in my maruch book.  

I'm wanting to produce documentation.  

The exercise has the /** and */   markers already included in the first example.



I'm looking for the Configure button in Eclipse.   I cannot locate it.  

Please describe how to get to this feature.



I don't understand how those two things are related. Configuring Eclipse is an extremely complicated business and there are hundreds of options you can configure. So what feature are you hoping to configure so that you can produce documentation?

You could choose the Window menu and then Preferences from the submenu, which gives you access to part of the configuration.
 
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I don't know if I installed the wrong spin of Eclipse, or if they've changed what comes in the standard one, but I didn't have the JavaDoc generation menu displayed. I had to go to the Help/Eclipse Installer and manually install JavaDoc tools.

Once that was done, the "Generate JavaDoc..." submenu was presented under the Project menu. It brings up a dialog where you configure and run the JavaDoc utility on your project.
 
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You can also do it without a plugin (I believe) by right-clicking the project in the Project view, selecting Export, then in the Java folder, select Javadoc, and follow the prompts.
 
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Knute Snortum wrote:You can also do it without a plugin (I believe) by right-clicking the project in the Project view, selecting Export, then in the Java folder, select Javadoc, and follow the prompts.



Actually, the "prompts" are the same dialog you get from the Project/Generate JavaDocs... menu. So probably you do need the plugin.

However, that particular plugin has always been pre-installed for me before. I think I may have installed a C/C++ version of Eclipse last time, so less Java support.
 
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Paul, Tim, Knute,

What I was looking for was in the Eclipse menu.
Project / Generate Javadoc
This led me to a dialog box.  I told it where my Java bin folder is located.  I pressed on next and it attempted to create documentation.  
It ran into errors.  I think that I am using the @ tags wrong.  
I created a new topic since I now know how to create the documents.

Thanks,

Kevin
 
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