Section documenting the code demonstrates the various ways that code can be documented. For creating the document, we are going to cover the doxygen utility. I would like doxygen to document all categories on a class as separate entities, irrespective of whether the base class is documented or not. Get free download evaluation kit iec 104 development bundle in. Doxygen appears to have idiosyncratic handling of objectivec categories and i would like to know if others have been able to work around it successfully. After you link to doxygenorg website, you can navigate to the download page and find the version of doxygen for your operating system, as shown here. Although it also supports others to a small degree, such as. Doxygen is the worlds most popular and powerful documentation system used by numerous developers around the world to generate comprehensive documentation of their open source projects for gnulinux operating systems. This makes your life easier not only for potential users of your code, but also for you, if you are going to reuse your code after a long period of time. Additional documentation tags there are a number of additional tags we can use in the bodies of our comments to give the reader more information. Doxygen is a thirdparty application which you must download before. We are going to cover both ways generate the document. Open a shell and go to download directory and type. Select doxyblocksopen preferences, and then select the doxyfile defaults tab.
How to install and use doxygen doxygen easy tutorial. Doxygen is very useful for maintaining and understanding your own larger projects as well as useful documentation for others who use your code. We talked for both objectivec and swift, and went through the most important principles regarding each one. This post is dedicated to developers because after reading this post developers life will easy to create the document directly from the code. How to set up doxygen for use in your xcode project. Doxygen is a tool for writing software reference documentation. As you found out, in objectivec you have a ton more options to use, but yet, the provided tools are just fine in. Mar 18, 2010 even with the few issues doxygen has, its still a great tool for documenting objectivec code. For linux you can download doxygen binaries from a binary distribution for linux i386.
Nothing, not even a robust test harness is as critical to the longevity of code than good documentation. How to document your code using doxygen flc wiki desy. Since the commands in xcode 5 are compatible with doxygen, you could download and use doxygen to generate documentation files. This is useful for generating html documentation andor an offline reference manual from a set of documented source files. Using doxygen, a developer can create the document using doxygen gui or doxygen command. Documenting your objectivec and swift code in xcode appcoda.
Easy documentation using doxygen wintergreen works. How to configure doxygen to document objectivec categories. As you found out, in objectivec you have a ton more options to use, but yet, the provided tools are just fine in swift as well. You said you tried this one, but it works for me in doxygen 1. Section installation discusses how to download, compile and install doxygen for your platform section getting started tells you how to generate your first piece of documentation quickly section documenting the code demonstrates the various ways that code can be documented section markdown support show the markdown formatting supported by doxygen. Doxygen can cross reference documentation and code, so that the reader of a document can easily refer to the actual code. Before extracting documentation the first time, you will probably want to select a few other options. Documenting objectivec with doxygen part i duck rowing.
For line comment just insert a triple forward slash. This is very useful to quickly find your way in large source distributions. First, assure that your programming language has a reasonable chance of being recognized by doxygen. In this tutorial weve managed to see many aspects concerning the code documentation. Docsets are bundles of documentation that xcode can load into its documentation browser. These next few lines will form a comment block to start a new paragraph add an empty line to end the comment block. Tips for writing doxygen documentation rosettacommons. You can configure doxygen to extract the code structure from undocumented source files. March 18, 2010 when working on a projects, whether they consist of a single file or hundreds of classes, documentation is a requirement. Doxygen is very useful for maintaining and understanding your own larger projects as. Oct 01, 2006 tutorial good documentation with doxygen well todays tutorial isnt specific to cocoa, but its a good tool mac developers should use.
The generated documentation makes easier to navigate and understand the code as it may contain all public functions, classes, namespaces, enumerations, side notes and code examples. The first post we are cover gui only and next post will cover doxygen command. This line will be included in the doxygen comments for this functionclassfile. Where is the docset we configured doxygen to build. The documentation is written within code, and is thus relatively easy to keep up to date. For a general introduction to doxygen and how to document objectivec code, this page seems like a good resource. Installing doxygen for linux iatcenertonatiuh wiki github. It is highly recommended that you document your code. For each project that uses doxygen, you must create a configuration file. As you found out, in objective c you have a ton more options to use, but yet, the provided tools are just fine in swift as well. Get free download evaluation kit iec 104 development bundle in the development bundle, we included iec 60870.
The next section presents the various styles supported by doxygen. Check if doxygen supports your programming language. Since the documentation for doxygen is new, you may need to create initial versions of those related topics. Creating documentation with doxygen part 1 learning tree blog. If you are allergic to installers and guis, havent sufficient bandwidth, or dont have administrator priviledges you can also download the 32bit doxygen binary in a zip 18. Installing doxygen for linux iatcenertonatiuh wiki. When talking about xcode documentation, apparently i dont mean just. We talked for both objective c and swift, and went through the most important principles regarding each one. Documenting your objectivec and swift code in xcode. Doxygen appears to have idiosyncratic handling of objective c categories and i would like to know if others have been able to work around it successfully. Apr 03, 2017 for linux you can download doxygen binaries from a binary distribution for linux i386. Doxygen is a tool that can generate project documentation in html, pdf or latex from code comments formatted with doxygen markup syntax. To create better looking documentation, download and install graphviz here. After saving this file, i create a default configuration file with.
I was using a default configuration file generated by doxygen s g doxyfile. Doxygen is a freeware project that aims to outfit several programming languages with a powerful documentation tool. For a general introduction to doxygen and how to document objective c code, this page seems like a good resource. Section getting started tells you how to generate your first piece of documentation quickly.1105 811 1447 161 1223 208 981 1481 1183 1274 689 369 821 67 128 301 1457 958 815 65 1032 881 1362 1405 368 1343 254 1468 46 857 1006 8 1433 64