Displaying Javadoc Content in Eclipse for the Package for Windows Azure Libraries for Java (by Microsoft Open Technologies)
Updated: December 10, 2011
The Javadoc content for the Windows Azure Libraries for Java can be viewed within your Eclipse environment by associating the Javadoc content to the Windows Azure Libraries for Java. The following steps show you how to use this functionality within Eclipse.
This procedure assumes you have already added the Windows Azure Library for Java to your build path.
To display Javadoc content in Eclipse for the Windows Azure Libraries for Java
Within Eclipse’s Project Explorer, in the Referenced Libraries section of your project, right-click the Windows Azure Library for Java JAR. For example, microsoft-windowsazure-api-0.1.0.jar (the version number may be different, dependent upon which version you have installed).
Within the Properties dialog, in the left-hand pane, click Javadoc Location. The Javadoc Location dialog is displayed.
You can specify a Javadoc URL, or a Javadoc in archive. If you choose to specify a Javadoc URL, use http://dl.windowsazure.com/javadoc. If you choose to use Javadoc in archive, you can specify an external file, or a workspace file.
Make your choice and browse/validate as needed. The following example associates the Windows Azure Libraries for Java with the corresponding Javadoc JAR that has been downloaded locally to a folder named c:\MyAzureJARs.
[Optional] Click Validate. Potential issues with the Javadoc JAR could be displayed here.
Once associated with the library, the Javadoc content should display within your Eclipse IDE. For example, if
blob is defined of type
CloudBlockBlob within your code, the following is an example of Javadoc content that appears when you type
blob.acquireLease in code: