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JAutodoc is an Eclipse Plugin for automatically adding Javadoc and file headers to your source code. It optionally generates initial comments from element name by using Velocity templates for Javadoc and file headers. The main features are

  • Complete, keep or replace existing Javadoc
  • Create initial comments from element name
  • Getter/Setter comments from related field comment
  • Add/Replace file headers
  • Velocity templates for Javadoc and headers
  • Ant Task for Eclipse
  • Support for Package Javadoc
  • Search for missing Javadoc and file headers

Additional Details
Eclipse Versions: 
Neon (4.6), Mars (4.5), Luna (4.4), Kepler (4.3), Juno (4.2, 3.8), Previous to Juno (<=4.1), Oxygen (4.7), Photon (4.8), 2018-09 (4.9)
Platform Support: 
Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK
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Date Created: 
Mon, 2006-08-21 10:11
Development Status: 
Date Updated: 
Thu, 2018-08-23 15:08
December 201863/884685 (0.32%)14
November 201865/9391781 (0.29%)18
October 201866/9431954 (0.31%)23
September 201861/9411707 (0.33%)22
August 201859/9391795 (0.35%)13
July 201863/9401724 (0.32%)16
June 201864/9471655 (0.33%)19
May 201860/9541784 (0.32%)24
April 201860/9461820 (0.33%)19
March 201864/9611759 (0.32%)18
February 201860/9401570 (0.34%)24
January 201857/9451757 (0.35%)18
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 09:05
aram6we's picture


Please check I am getting this below error message while intalling the JAutoDoc

An error occurred while installing the items
session context was:(profile=_Users_ashokram_Ashok_Applications_Eclipse.app_Contents_Eclipse, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.engine.phases.Install, operand=null --> [R]net.sf.jautodoc 1.14.0, action=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.touchpoint.eclipse.actions.InstallBundleAction).
Could not acquire the framework manipulator service.
Could not acquire the framework manipulator service.


  1. Mac - 10.13.6
  2. Eclipse Version - Oxygen.3a Release (4.7.3a), Build id: 20180405-1200
mmisingnamecp2's picture

Sorry, but this doesn't seems to be a problem of JAutodoc. Looks like a general problem of your Eclipse installation: "Could not acquire the framework manipulator service". Are you able to install other plugins?

erandall's picture

A useful tool, in so far as it goes.
In my experience this tool is used to save time with satisfying some corresponding Checkstyle rules.
Beware that mindlessly generating Javadoc comments on otherwise documented classes adds little, if any, value. Developers need to learn to actually write some *meaningful* comments in the generated fields, but very few do so.

A link from the marketplace description above, into the actual JAutodoc site jautodoc.sourceforge.net would not go amiss.

vtranmy1's picture

I installed JAutodoc plugin after updated to Eclipse Luna SR2, but it doesn't appear in context menu.
I think this is a but of JAutodoc. Please check!

mmisingnamecp2's picture

Normally it works fine with Luna. Please check the Error Log View and "Help->Installation Details".
It would be easier, when you reply by mail. My address is on the JAutodoc website.

rvanbuuren's picture

This plugin does what it says it will and has already saved me a bunch of time. I recommend it.