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    Does Javadoc-ish API documentation exist for 4test?

    Hello Forum, I am a Java developer who has been reassigned to do some Silk work, so keep taht in mind. I have 3 weeks of Silk Exp., written 6-10 scripts, and been through the tutorials.

    So where is there an API Document for the 4Test language? PLEASE SAY THERE IS SUCH A THING!!! I am used to hyperlinked declarations and documentation to the method level.
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    Re: Does Javadoc-ish API documentation exist for 4test?

    Well I'm sure that this could spawn off quite a few replies.....

    1 - The help file with the product is the primary source of method and function documentation in the product.

    2 - There is the library browser which will display some form of documentation on functions, classes and methods. There is also a way to add user-defined data for the Library Browser to display about user-defined stuff. ee Library Browser in the help file. Particularly "Library Browser: adding information to"

    3 - Various people have created tags (within comments) in their code so that a program similar to what Autoduck does can create a javadoc type document base on the code. Takes some discipline to do it though, but it looks nice.

    4 - If you take a copy of your files and save them in "non-Visual 4Test" (see Edit menu.) You can take these files and use RoboHelp to generate help docs on them too. It can do this because 4Test in the non-visual form is so close to the C Language format that it will fool RoboHelp into creating help on it as though it was C source code. WORD OF CAUTION: Never to to undo the visual 4Test format on files that you want to use. Converting it back doesn't allways put things back the way you had them because Visual 4Test lets you format things in ways that didn't exist the old way.

    Those are some options that exist today that will get you closer to what you are looking for. Not perfect matches, but closer than nothing.

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    Re: Does Javadoc-ish API documentation exist for 4test?

    Yeah.. this is one place where Silk can improve... The context sensitive help sucks. It doesn't popup the relevant topic on selecting a keyword and pressing F1.

    However, the Help is good enough, and once you are familiar with the naming convention and method params for a few, you can easily guess the methods and use the inline autocomplete feature quite effectively.
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