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question about searching J2SE API

 
kwame Iwegbue
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does anyone know of a different version of java SE API which has some type of search field to make it easier to find what one is looking for? if not wouldn't this be a worth while project. I know I'd certainly appreciate it!!
 
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Helpful?
 
kwame Iwegbue
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thanks Marilyn, but I think the link is broken.
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download a copy of the java docs, then use an IDE that has JDK help, where
you can search for method/class names.

if your current IDE has this feature, just re-link it to where you downloaded
the docs to
 
Layne Lund
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Originally posted by Michael Dunn:
download a copy of the java docs, then use an IDE that has JDK help, where
you can search for method/class names.

if your current IDE has this feature, just re-link it to where you downloaded
the docs to


You can do this manually by clicking the right links fairly easily. Although, I agree with you that IDEs definitely help with this task, it isn't very helpful if you don't even know which class or method you need to use in your code.

I believe this is what the OP is asking for so that you can search for keywords to find a class that might be helpful. While I don't know of a specific tool for this, I'm certain that you can use Google to search the online API docs. Perhaps that is why there isn't much emphasis on a specific search tool. Google is a great general purpose tool that will fit the need.

Layne
 
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Take a look at http://www.jdocs.com/
 
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