Trying to understand JavaDoc and custom Doclets
Posted on 2006-04-19
Hi I've been trying to understand how JavaDocs and Custom doclets work. I want to create a doclet that will only display methods which has a custom tag, i.e. if a method has @myTag in the comments it'll display all the comments for that method whereas if it doesn't have @myTag it doesn't show any oof the comments
I created a custom taglet and specify the following command in Eclipse:
-taglet DocPackage.myTag -tagletpath 'C:\\Documents and Settings\\bbermingham\\workspace\\JavaDocTest'
But I want it to output in the standard html format. I think I'll have to completly create a new Doclet which has all the code for creating the html files, css files, etc because the Standard doc really can't be modified (I found). I'm very new to this and really I'm just looking for steps to create this custom doclet. What classes do I need to refer to, do I need to implement another class or extend from Doclet or Standard?
I hope I'm making sense.