This is a simple tutorial with some tips on how to use Doxygen to document codes and how to show the generated HTML page.
What is Doxygen
Doxygen is a tool to generate documentation from source code. It is primarily used for C++ codes, but it also supports other popular programming languages such as C, Objective-C, C#, PHP, Java, Python, IDL, Fortran, VHDL, Tcl, and, to some extent, D. You can see more information here.
You can download the Doxygen here.
How to document you code
In order to generate Doxygen documentation, you need to comment the code in a specific way. You can take a look at this page to see more information on how to comment your code.
How to see the HTML page on SourceForge
When you comment your code using the Doxygen style, after compiling, it generates an HTML page.
However, if you want to see the result of the HTML page instead of its code, you should look at the Source Forge site using the Anonymous Access. By doing so you will have access to a ready-only page, where you can visualize the result of the HTML. You can access the Source Forge project using a path like this:
However, if your project has some sub-projects, you would need to use something like:
Once in the repository page, you need to find the folder where the Doxygen documentation is and then click on the 'index.html' file.
To better illustrate it, let's use "Little John" as an example. We have the project 'macro@ufmg' in Source Forge. Under 'macro@ufmg', we have the sub-project 'Little John', and then the repositories 'AX18 Smart Robotic Arm', 'Mobile Base' and 'Mobile Manipulator'.
So let's choose the repository 'Mobile Manipulator'. The Source Forge page using the Anonymous Access is
Accessing this page you will see something like this:
In the case of the repository 'Mobile Manipulator', the file 'index.html' is in the following path:
So the page with the generated HTML will be
By clicking on this page you will see something like this:
This is how the Doxygen HTML page looks like. You can then navigate through this page to see the classes, namespaces, functions, etc.