Eclipse Plugin
You can now view JDocs driven javadocs without leaving your Eclipse IDE (3.2 and 3.3). Download the JDocs Eclipse plugin through a direct download or update site as described below. Our thanks to Kristof Jozsa for contributing this plugin.

Instructions to download from update site
Instructions for direct download

Note: Eclipse on Windows embeds Internet Explorer in its SWT "browser" component. This plugin uses the browser component. IE must be enabled (current security zone, Javascript enabled) to use this plugin. Eclipse on Linux uses Firefox and requires some extra libraries installed as outlined here.



After you have downloaded the plugin, you can right click on a package import, a class, constructor or method and click on "Lookup using JDocs" in the context menu as shown. If the text at the cursor does not resolve into a valid java package, class or method, the JDocs browser will not be activated.

This will bring up the JDocs site with the relevant Javadoc in a "view" window as shown below.


You can also open up the JDocs browser by going to Window -> Show View -> Other and then selecting JDocs Browser from the list as shown below
  


Download through update site:
  • In Eclipse, go to Help -> Software Update -> Find and Install.
  • Select the option to "Search for new features to install." Click Next.
  • Click on "New Remote Site."
  • In the dialog that pops up, in the Name field, enter JDocs Plugin.
  • In the URL field, type in:
    • For Eclipse 3.2.x: http://jdocs.com/plugins/eclipse/plugin32
    • For Eclipse 3.3: http://jdocs.com/plugins/eclipse/plugin33
  • Make sure "JDocs Plugin" site is checked and click Next.
  • Select JDocs Plugin 1.0.0 from the list of plugins display. Click Next.
  • Accept the license agreement and follow on-screen instructions to install.
  • You will be prompted about the Plugin not being signed. Ignore it. If you have security concerns, feel free to use a decompiler to examine the source code of the plugin
  • Once installed, when you right-click on a package, class, method, field or constructor in the Java editor, you will be shown an option to "Lookup using JDocs." Selecting this will bring up JDocs in an embedded browser in the view pane.
Direct download:
  • Download the JAR file:
  • Copy the file to the "plugin" directory of your Eclipse installation.
  • Start (or restart) your Eclipse IDE. You should now be able to right-click on a package, class, method, field or constructor in the Java editor and select "Lookup using JDocs" to bring up JDocs in an embedded browser in the view pane.