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The Standard Doclet generates the basic content, cross-reference, and support pages. Each HTML page corresponds to a separate file.
The javadoc command generates two types of files. The first type is named after classes and interfaces. The second type contains hyphens such as package-summary.
Basic Content Pages One class or interface page classname. One package page package-summary. The javadoc command includes any HTML text provided in a file with the name package. One overview page overview-summary. The overview page is the front page of the generated document. The javadoc command includes any HTML text provided in a file specified by the -overview option.
The overview page is created only when you pass two or more package names into the javadoc command. Cross-Reference Pages One class hierarchy page for the entire set of packages overview-tree. To view the hierarchy page, click Overview in the navigation bar and click Tree. One class hierarchy page for each package package-tree. To view the hierarchy page, go to a particular package, class, or interface page, and click Tree to display the hierarchy for that package.
One Use page for each package package-use. The Use page describes what packages, classes, methods, constructors and fields use any part of the specified class, interface, or package. For example, given a class or interface A, its Use page includes subclasses of A, fields declared as A, methods that return A, and methods and constructors with parameters of type A.
To view the Use page, go to the package, class, or interface and click the Use link in the navigation bar. A deprecated API page deprecated-list. Avoid deprecated APIs because they can be removed in future implementations. A constant field values page constant-values. A serialized form page serialized-form. The information on this page is of interest to reimplementors, and not to developers who want to use the API. To access the serialized form page, go to any serialized class and click Serialized Form in the See Also section of the class comment.
The Standard Doclet generates a serialized form page that lists any class public or non-public that implements Serializable with its readObject and writeObject methods, the fields that are serialized, and the documentation comments from the serial, serialField, and serialData tags. Public Serializable classes can be excluded by marking them or their package with serial exclude , and package-private Serializable classes can be included by marking them or their package with an serial include. You can generate the complete serialized form for public and private classes by running the javadoc command without specifying the -private option.
See Javadoc Doclet Options. The index page is internationalized for Unicode and can be generated as a single file or as a separate file for each starting character such as A—Z for English. Support Pages A help page help-doc. Use -helpfile to override the default help file with your own custom help file.
One index. Load this file to display the front page with frames. The index. The frame files display the HTML frames. A package-list file that is used by the -link and -linkoffline options. The package list file is a text file that is not reachable through links. A style sheet file stylesheet.
A doc-files directory that holds image, example, source code, or other files that you want copied to the destination directory. This directory is not processed unless it exists in the source tree. HTML Frames The javadoc command generates the minimum number of frames necessary two or three based on the values passed to the command.
It omits the list of packages when you pass a single package name or source files that belong to a single package as an argument to the javadoc command. Instead, the javadoc command creates one frame in the left-hand column that displays the list of classes. When you pass two or more package names, the javadoc command creates a third frame that lists all packages and an overview page overview-summary. The HTML frames are disabled by default, but can be enabled by the --frames option.
To bypass frames, click the No Frames link or enter the page set from the overview-summary. The Javadoc Search feature provides a better way to navigate and saves screen space. Generated File Structure The generated class and interface files are organized in the same directory hierarchy that Java source files and class files are organized.
This structure is one directory per subpackage. Linux and macOS: For example, the document generated for the java.
Windows: For example, the document generated for the java. The file structure for the java. All files that contain the word frame appear in the upper-left or lower-left frames, as noted. All other HTML files appear in the right-hand frame. Directories are bold. When arguments are source file names, an empty package list is created.
Generated API Declarations The javadoc command generates a declaration at the start of each class, interface, field, constructor, and method description for that API item. For example, the declaration for the Boolean class is: public final class Boolean extends Object implements Serializable The declaration for the Boolean. The synchronized and native modifiers are considered implementation detail and not part of the API specification.
Rather than relying on the keyword synchronized, APIs should document their concurrency semantics in the main description of the comment. For example, a description might be: A single enumeration cannot be used by multiple threads concurrently.
Examples of Running the javadoc Command You can run the javadoc command on entire packages or individual source files. Use the public programmatic interface to call the javadoc command from within programs written in the Java language. The release number of the javadoc command can be determined with the javadoc -J-version option.
The release number of the Standard Doclet appears in the output stream. It can be turned off with the -quiet option. Use the public programmatic interface in com. Main and the javadoc command is reentrant to call the javadoc command from within programs written in the Java language.
To call a custom doclet, use the -doclet and -docletpath options. Simple Examples The following are simple examples of running the javadoc command on entire packages or individual source files. Each package name has a corresponding directory name. Document One or More Packages: To document a package, the source files for that package must be located in a directory that has the same name as the package. Linux and macOS: If a package name has several identifiers separated by dots, such as java.
You can split the source files for a single package among two such directory trees located at different places, as long as the -sourcepath option points to them both. Windows: If a package name has several identifiers separated by dots, such as java.
You can run the javadoc command either by changing directories with the cd command or by using the -sourcepath option. It traverses the subpackages of the Java directory excluding packages rooted at java. Notice this excludes java.
To also traverse down other package trees, append their names to the -subpackages argument, such as java:javax:org. Run the javadoc command and use the -sourcepath option with the parent directory of the top-level package. Provide the names of one or more packages that you want to document. Because two or more packages are being generated, the document has three HTML frames: one for the list of packages, another for the list of classes, and the third for the main class pages.
Document One or More Classes The second way to run the javadoc command is to pass one or more source files. You can run javadoc either of the following two ways: by changing directories with the cd command or by fully specifying the path to the source files. Relative paths are relative to the current directory.
The -sourcepath option is ignored when passing source files. Then run the javadoc command with the names of one or more source files, you want to document. Because source files rather than package names were passed in as arguments to the javadoc command, the document has two frames: one for the list of classes and the other for the main page.
Change to the package root directory, and specify the source files with paths from the root. Run the javadoc command with the absolute path or path relative to the current directory to the source files that you want to document. The following is an example that mixes two of the previous examples. You can use the -sourcepath option for the path to the packages but not for the path to the individual classes. The -windowtitle option text is similar to the -doctitle option, but without HTML tags to prevent those tags from appearing as just characters plain text in the window title.
If you omit the -footer option, then the javadoc command copies the header text to the footer. The javadoc command reads only files that contain valid class names.
DocTreeVisitor For each of the basic visitor classes, various subtypes are provided for convenience. For more details, see the appropriate API documentation. The basic visitor mechanism just processes a single instance of any of the base types. For most of the visitor classes, there is a special subtype, called a scanner. By default, scanner classes recursively visit a node and all of its children, although the behavior can be modified by overriding the methods for any kind of node, as desired.
Using the new Doclet API
The Standard Doclet generates the basic content, cross-reference, and support pages. Each HTML page corresponds to a separate file. The javadoc command generates two types of files. The first type is named after classes and interfaces. The second type contains hyphens such as package-summary. Basic Content Pages One class or interface page classname.