@use JSDoc

Index

Getting Started

Getting Started with JSDoc 3
A quick-start to documenting JavaScript with JSDoc.
Using namepaths with JSDoc 3
A guide to using namepaths with JSDoc 3.
Tutorials mechanism
Additional longtext tutorials for your code.
Including a Readme File With JSDoc 3
A guide to including a readme file in your documentation.
Command-line arguments to JSDoc
About command-line arguments to JSDoc.
Configuring JSDoc with conf.json
How to configure JSDoc using a configuration file.
Inline tags
Details about the inline tags @link, @linkplain, @linkcode, and @tutorial.
About JSDoc plugins
How to create and use JSDoc plugins.
Using the Markdown plugin
Enable Markdown support in JSDoc.
License
License information for JSDoc 3.

JSDoc Examples

Document CommonJS Modules
Documenting code that conforms to the CommonJS module standard.

Contribute

JSDoc project on GitHub
Contribute to JSDoc.
Use JSDoc project on GitHub
Contribute to the JSDoc documentation.

Tag Dictionary

@abstract (synonyms: @virtual)
This member must be implemented (or overridden) by the inheritor.
@access
Specify the access level of this member (private, public, or protected).
@alias
Treat a member as if it had a different name.
@augments (synonyms: @extends)
This object adds onto a parent object.
@author
Identify the author of an item.
@borrows
This object uses something from another object.
@callback
Document a callback function.
@class (synonyms: @constructor)
This function is intended to be called with the "new" keyword.
@classdesc
Use the following text to describe the entire class.
@constant (synonyms: @const)
Document an object as a constant.
@constructs
This function member will be the constructor for the previous class.
@copyright
Document some copyright information.
@default (synonyms: @defaultvalue)
Document the default value.
@deprecated
Document that this is no longer the preferred way.
@description (synonyms: @desc)
Describe a symbol.
@enum
Document a collection of related properties.
@event
Document an event.
@example
Provide an example of how to use a documented item.
@exports
Identify the member that is exported by a JavaScript module.
@external (synonyms: @host)
Document an external class/namespace/module.
@file (synonyms: @fileoverview, @overview)
Describe a file.
@fires (synonyms: @emits)
Describe the events this method may fire.
@function (synonyms: @func, @method)
Describe a function or method.
@global
Document a global object.
@ignore
Omit a symbol from the documentation.
@inner
Document an inner object.
@instance
Document an instance member.
@kind
What kind of symbol is this?
@lends
Document properties on an object literal as if they belonged to a symbol with a given name.
@license
Identify the license that applies to this code.
@link
Inline tag - create a link.
@member (synonyms: @var)
Document a member.
@memberof
This symbol belongs to a parent symbol.
@mixes
This object mixes in all the members from another object.
@mixin
Document a mixin object.
@module
Document a JavaScript module.
@name
Document the name of an object.
@namespace
Document a namespace object.
@param (synonyms: @arg, @argument)
Document the parameter to a function.
@private
This symbol is meant to be private.
@property (synonyms: @prop)
Document a property of an object.
@protected
This member is meant to be protected.
@public
This symbol is meant to be public.
@readonly
This symbol is meant to be read-only.
@requires
This file requires a JavaScript module.
@returns (synonyms: @return)
Document the return value of a function.
@see
Refer to some other documentation for more information.
@since
When was this feature added?
@static
Document a static member.
@summary
A shorter version of the full description.
@this
What does the 'this' keyword refer to here?
@throws (synonyms: @exception)
Describe what errors could be thrown.
@todo
Document tasks to be completed.
@tutorial
Insert a link to an included tutorial file.
@type
Document the type of an object.
@typedef
Document a custom type.
@variation
Distinguish different objects with the same name.
@version
Documents the version number of an item.

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