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Hi

I have a problem wanna want to solve.........

I want to extract the comments about a method in a class just like java doc does.

 like  i have a method

/** here are comments about the methos
*@param   int
*@return  int

*/

public int myMethod(int a){

 return a;
}


now i have got the class name and method name and other informations using the java.lang.reflection package but i also want to extract its comments or u can say descriptions but how............. a big queston for me...

Now its upto u that u sove my problem....

                                   Nandini
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You can't use reflection to extract the comments that I'm aware, and anyway they may have been stripped from the class file.
But from the sound of what you're trying to do doclets are just what you need:
http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/docs/tooldocs/javadoc/overview.html
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>and anyway they may have been stripped from the class file.
They aren't "maybe stripped", they are definitely stripped :-)

You can't do that without access to the source (java) file. If you do have access, use doclets, like "objects" recommended.

Sasha Maryanovsky.
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by:Igor Bazarny
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> They aren't "maybe stripped", they are definitely stripped :-)
Not everything, to be precise, @deprecated doc tag stored in class file :-). Don't have doc due to network problems and don't remember whether it returned by reflection.

Anyway, doclet is probaly the best choice. Some other tools could give you access to comments and source, e.g. Together Control Center (AKA Together/J) provides such API. Don't know other examples.

Regards,
Igor Bazarny
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>Not everything, to be precise, @deprecated doc tag stored in class file :-).
Correct, but to be even more precise, it's stored as an optional field.

Sasha Maryanovsky.
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Hello nandini_kumar,

You have a number of old open questions with comments you have not responded to.  Would you please resolve
those open questions before you ask the experts to provide you with additional free services.

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