DocCommentOwner

Identifier:
org.eclipse.cdt.ui.DocCommentOwner

Since:
5.0

Description:
This extension point allows contribution of document comment detection, presentation and editing behaviours to the CDT editor.

Where C and C++ define single and multiline comments, there is no corresponding language level definition of distinguished comments recognized by documentation tools. A list of these is available here: Wikipedia Comparison of Documentation Generators

The customization for single and multi-line comments is handled by two contributed implementations of the same interface

The javadoc for this interface describes the individual editor features that can be contributed.

A level of understanding of the eclipse and CDT editor infrastructure is needed in order to contribute to this extension point. A good starting point is to look at the GenericDocTag classes in the package - see the API Information section below.

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension (owner)>

<!ATTLIST extension

point CDATA #REQUIRED

id    CDATA #IMPLIED

name  CDATA #IMPLIED

>


<!ELEMENT owner EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST owner

id         CDATA #REQUIRED

name       CDATA #REQUIRED

multiline  CDATA #REQUIRED

singleline CDATA #REQUIRED

>


Examples:

<extension
    point="org.eclipse.cdt.ui.DocCommentOwner">
    <owner
        id="org.eclipse.cdt.ui.doxygen"
        name="Doxygen"
        multiline="org.eclipse.cdt.ui.text.doctools.doxygen.DoxygenMultilineConfiguration"
        singleline="org.eclipse.cdt.ui.text.doctools.doxygen.DoxygenSingleConfiguration">
    </owner>
</extension>

API Information:

The javadoc is considered the primary source of information for plug-in implementors. Only a light outline is given here

Key interfaces are:

Key implementations are:

Supplied Implementation:
An abstract implementation of some key interfaces is given in the package org.eclipse.cdt.ui.text.doctools.generic


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