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How to: Generate XML Documentation from Javadoc Comments

Visual Studio 2005

Explains how to convert the comments in a file or project from the Java-language comment style to the .NET standard comment style.


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To generate XML comments from Javadoc comments

  1. Right-click the project node in a Visual J# project that has Javadoc comments.

  2. On the shortcut menu, click Properties.

  3. Click Build on the left of the Project Settings window to open the Build pane.

  4. Select the XML Documentation File check box.

  5. Type the name of the XML documentation file in the text box.

  6. Close the Project Settings window.

  7. On the Build menu, click Build Solution, or Build <projectname>. The XML documentation file is built for this project based on Javadoc comments in the file.

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