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nicky priya
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Hi everybody. I have downloaded the Java Documentation but am unable to use it properly.
How can search for a particular topic in it.
For example I want know different methods in String.
 
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I want know different methods in String.

I assume you have unzipped the downloaded file into a folder.
Open the index html file for the API doc  in a browser
Search in the lower left frame for the class that you are interested in
Click on the class name and the doc  for that class will be displayed in the main frame.
There are several sections.  Scan down until the section for the methods. 
 
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Alternatively, you could browse the Java documentation online: Java™ Platform, Standard Edition 8 API Specification
 
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Thank you very much i got it.
 
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To find what class(es) a method is in, click on INDEX at the top center of the main window (in the dark bar).  Then chose the first letter of the method name.  That will show a list of all the methods that start with that letter. Do a browser Search for the method name to find entries for the desired name.
 
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That is one way to do it. Another is to find the class name in the lower left pane (use the FRAMES view), and click that. You get options to read about constructors, methods, etc. If the same option apears twice, the left option has less detail than the right option.
If there is something you don't understand, post it here so we can look at it.
 
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Patience please. Java 9 docs will have nice search functionality. Have a taste here.
 
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If you need it now, you need it now without waiting for Java9. I like the idea of search, which is what I used to use Index for. I notice it is now modular; most of the classes used in this forum are in the java.base module now. I am a little disappointed not to see a javafx module. Maybe I looked in the wrong place.
 
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