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@exports

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Syntax

@exports <moduleName>

In JSDoc 3.3.0 and later, <moduleName> may include the module: prefix. In previous versions, you must omit this prefix.

Overview

Use the @exports tag when documenting JavaScript modules that export anything other than the "exports" object or the "module.exports" property.

Examples

In modules where you are using the special "exports" object, the @exports tag is never needed. JSDoc automatically recognizes that this object's members are being exported. Similarly, JSDoc automatically recognizes the special "module.exports" property in Node.js modules.

CommonJS module
/**
 * A module that says hello!
 * @module hello/world
 */

/** Say hello. */
exports.sayHello = function() {
    return 'Hello world';
};
Node.js module
/**
 * A module that shouts hello!
 * @module hello/world
 */

/** SAY HELLO. */
module.exports = function() {
    return "HELLO WORLD";
};
AMD module that exports an object literal
define(function() {

    /**
     * A module that whispers hello!
     * @module hello/world
     */
    var exports = {};

    /** say hello. */
    exports.sayHello = function() {
        return 'hello world';
    };

    return exports;
});
AMD module that exports a constructor
define(function() {
    /**
     * A module that creates greeters.
     * @module greeter
     */

    /**
     * @constructor
     * @param {string} subject - The subject to greet.
     */
    var exports = function(subject) {
        this.subject = subject || 'world';
    };

    /** Say hello to the subject. */
    exports.prototype.sayHello = function() {
        return 'Hello ' + this.subject;
    };

    return exports;
});

If your module exports an object named anything other than "exports" or "module.exports", use the @exports tag to indicate what is being exported.

AMD module that exports an object
define(function () {

    /**
     * A module that says hello!
     * @exports hello/world
     */
    var ns = {};

    /** Say hello. */
    ns.sayHello = function() {
        return 'Hello world';
    };

    return ns;
});