How to generate javadoc in the maven Project

By | October 26, 2020

In this post, We will learn How to generate Javadoc in the maven project.

Generating Javadocs in Maven:

  • Maven usually using the maven-javadoc plugin to generate the Javadocs of a Project.
  • This plugin usually internally using JDK\bin\javadoce.exe command to generate Javadocs.
  • When we deploy the Project using mvn install command, it generates the Javadocs for the project.

Configuring Javadocs Plugin

The generated Javadocs we can find in the project’s location: /target/apidocs.

The Javadoc plugin can be configured for any project in pom.xml as shown below:

Let’s try to understand the above concept using a demo project:

Project Structure:

pom.xml

User.java

UserService.java

UserServiceImpl.java

Generating Javadocs

Once You add the above-mentioned plugin in your project’s pom.xml, all you have to do is, Just open the command prompt, go to the project directory, For eg. E:\JavaWorkSpaces\MavenDemoWorkSpaceForBlog\MyAppJavaDocExample and run the command maven install as shown below.

The generated javadocs we can find in the project’s location :

E:\JavaWorkSpaces\MavenDemoWorkSpaceForBlog\MyAppJavaDocExample\target\apidocs

Below screenshots are generated java doc for User.java, UserService.java, and UserServiceImpl.java

E:/JavaWorkSpaces/MavenDemoWorkSpaceForBlog/MyAppJavaDocExample/target/apidocs/com/kkjavatutorials/model/User.html

E:/JavaWorkSpaces/MavenDemoWorkSpaceForBlog/MyAppJavaDocExample/target/apidocs/com/kkjavatutorials/service/UserService.html

E:/JavaWorkSpaces/MavenDemoWorkSpaceForBlog/MyAppJavaDocExample/target/apidocs/com/kkjavatutorials/service/impl/UserServiceImpl.html

That’s all about How to generate Javadoc in the maven project
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