Java – How to reference a method in javadoc

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How can I use the @link tag to link to a method?

I want to change:

/**
 * Returns the Baz object owned by the Bar object owned by Foo owned by this.
 * A convenience method, equivalent to getFoo().getBar().getBaz()
 * @return baz
 */
public Baz fooBarBaz()

to:

/**
 * Returns the Baz object owned by the Bar object owned by Foo owned by this.
 * A convenience method, equivalent to {@link getFoo()}.{@link getBar()}.{@link getBaz()}
 * @return baz
 */
public Baz fooBarBaz()

but I don't know how to format the @link tag correctly.

Best Solution

You will find much information about JavaDoc at the Documentation Comment Specification for the Standard Doclet, including the information on the

{@link package.class#member label}

tag (that you are looking for). The corresponding example from the documentation is as follows

For example, here is a comment that refers to the getComponentAt(int, int) method:

Use the {@link #getComponentAt(int, int) getComponentAt} method.

The package.class part can be ommited if the referred method is in the current class.


Other useful links about JavaDoc are: