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Java inbuilt help (using Eclipse)

Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:22 AM

What I mean is inbuilt help that will inform about certain commands or function, Excel has really good inbuilt help, using PowerShell you can use Get-Help and it'll return lot's of information about a command with examples and all sorts.

Is there anything similar to use when using Java? How do I access it?

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Re: Java inbuilt help (using Eclipse)

Posted 19 December 2013 - 11:52 AM

So.. the java docs?

http://docs.oracle.c...ase/6/docs/api/
http://docs.oracle.c...ase/7/docs/api/
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Re: Java inbuilt help (using Eclipse)

Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:00 PM

Was wondering if there was any help available locally... that help page doesn't have a search? Would have thought they'd put a search in it...

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Re: Java inbuilt help (using Eclipse)

Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:04 PM

... search for what? Any internet search of 'javadocs <insert your topic>' is pretty simple.

.. or download them.. "java documentation download"

http://www.oracle.co...index.html#docs
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Re: Java inbuilt help (using Eclipse)

Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:21 PM

Once you've downloaded the javadocs you can get eclipse to consult them. The steps are outlined here at SO.
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Re: Java inbuilt help (using Eclipse)

Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:31 PM

I downloaded the documentation but it's just a bunch of html docs.... Is there something I'm missing or is that all they're meant to be?


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Re: Java inbuilt help (using Eclipse)

Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:53 PM

Yes, the documentation is HTML generated from the source code of the libraries using the javadoc utility.

Easiest thing is usually to consult them webwise via Oracle. Generally good practice to learn the APIs for the standard libraries. This is one of your tasks in learning any language. (another example of how an IDK kneecaps the learner)
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Re: Java inbuilt help (using Eclipse)

Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:30 PM

Cheers all, I'll use the online help function for now then.
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